Inaugural Global Conference “2019 HCCH Judgments Convention: Global Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments”


The inaugural global conference “2019 HCCH Judgments Convention: Global Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments”, dedicated to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (adopted at the 22nd Diplomatic session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on July 2, 2019) took place in Hong Kong on September 9.

The conference was attended by representatives of a significant number of states, including Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil, Uruguay, South Korea, Japan, China and others.

Welcoming remarks were addressed to the participants of the Conference by Secretary for Justice of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, People's Republic of China Ms. Teresa Cheng, Director-General of the Department of Treaty and Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Jia Guide, Secretary General of The Hague Conference on Private International Law Dr. Christophe Bernasconi. It was emphasized that the Convention is called upon to create an effective and predictable international legal regime for cross-border enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters.

In separate sessions of the Conference issues were discussed related to determining the scope and operation of the Convention, the grounds for refusing the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements, as well as the impact of the Convention on the development of cross-border dealings.

Borisov Vitaliy Nikolayevich, research scientist at the Department of Private International Law at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, participated in the sessions of the Conference.


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