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.

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Konrad Adenauer Ufer 83
50668 Cologne
+49 221 2927310
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Upper West
Kurfürstendamm 11
10719 Berlin
+49 30 56849999
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Rabinstraße 1
53111 Bonn
+49 228 92959978
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Fürstenwall 172
40217 Düsseldorf
+49 211 99339944
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Wiesenhüttenplatz 25
60329 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 90283999
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Domstraße 10
20095 Hamburg
+49 40 42237992
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Highlight Towers
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 6
80807 Munich
+49 89 70809904
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Lautenschlagerstraße 23a
70173 Stuttgart
+49 711 98809964
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