Execution and enforcement of foreign judgments in Germany

The Jurisdiction of courts, like the authority of the state, ends at the respective national borders. Yet there is no standardised procedure to help the creditors of foreign debtors enforce their claims.

Execution and enforcement of foreign judgments in Germany - MTR Rechtsanwälte

Accordingly, there are different procedural approaches to enforcing a foreign judicial ruling in Germany. Although foreign judgments are in principle recognised within Germany, this does not mean that they consequently have the same effects as a German judgment. Whether the judgment is also declared to be enforceable in Germany depends on whether the conditions for recognition of a judgment within Germany are met. Germany maintains intergovernmental conventions with most countries. Corresponding regulations exist for the European Union in order to simplify the enforcement of judgments. According to the German Code of Judicial Procedure, the domestic enforcement of a title from a country which does not fall within the scope of application of an intergovernmental convention or a European regulation can only be put into effect if the enforcement has been declared to be admissible or appropriate contractual relations exist.

The Convention on Recognition with Non-European States, on the other hand, is undergoing constant change.

We take account of the ever-changing intergovernmental agreements and help you to initiate the appropriate procedures for enforcing international claims, execute foreign judgments or take action against them.

It is also possible for us, due to our close cooperation with numerous foreign medium-sized law firms, to assert and enforce your judgments obtained in Germany abroad with the help of these law firms.

We provide you with experienced lawyers who can review and enforce legal claims beyond state borders.

Make an appointment at one of our locations in Cologne, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich or Stuttgart!
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Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Köln
+49 221 2927310
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Kurfürstendamm 21
10719 Berlin
+49 30 56849999
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Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 13
53113 Bonn
+49 228 92959978
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Königsallee 92a
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 99339944
+49 211 993399445
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Skyper Villa
Taunusanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 90283999
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HafenCity
Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg
+49 40 42237992
+49 40 422379925
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Maximilianstraße 35a
80539 München
+49 89 70809904
+49 89 708099045
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Königstraße 10c
70173 Stuttgart
+49 711 98809964
+49 711 988099645
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