The enforcement of judgments obtained from the US, China, and DIFC Courts in the UK
Webinar on US and DIFIC judgments: 30 March 2021 at 2:00pm (London Time)
Webinar on Chinese judgments and judgment from other Asian countries: 31 March 2021 at 9:00am (London Time)
Maria Mulla (Barrister at No5 Barristers Chambers) and Matthew Purcell (Partner at Saunders Law) invite you to join a webinar discussing the enforcement of judgments obtained from the US, China and Asia, and the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Courts, in England and Wales.
In our increasingly globalised world, it is common in commercial litigation for a successful claimant to be faced with a situation where a Defendant has assets spread across the globe – particularly in England, as a global financial centre and favoured asset location. Despite the close ties between England and the US, and China, there are no reciprocal agreements between the countries, allowing for the automatic recognition of judgments. Similarly for a judgment obtained from the DIFC Courts, the common law regime will need to be utilised for enforcing the judgment in the UK.
This means fresh proceedings need to be started in England, to enforce a judgment from the US, China (and across Asia), or the DIFC Courts – essentially suing on the judgment, as a debt. At first glance, the process is comparatively straightforward, but there are traps for the unwary, which Maria and Matthew will clearly explain.
This webinar will examine the practical steps needed to enforce these judgments in England, with a commercially robust approach, by looking at:
- How to commence a claim to enforce a judgment from the US or DIFC Courts, or the courts in China and across Asia
- The fastest route to getting the judgment recognised and then enforced
- Defences that may be raised and how to defeat them
- Practical case studies
Anyone is welcome to join these webinars, which will last approximately an hour, with time for questions.
Maria Mulla is a barrister at No5 Barristers Chambers, with considerable experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and specifically, those cases with an international element.
Matthew Purcell is a Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation at Saunders Law, a boutique litigation firm in the City of London. Matthew leads a team specialising in complex, high-value litigation, often with an international element and is currently working closely with Maria on an elaborate international dispute arising out of a JVA.
These webinars will take place over two days, to accommodate attendees from around the world.
Both Maria and Matthew really look forward to welcoming you.