Enforcing a Russian Judgment in England
16 March 2017
It is important for winning parties to be able to enforce judgments made in their favour. Before issuing proceedings claimants will often need to consider where the assets of a potential defendant are located and whether any judgment obtained can be enforced in the country where the judgment debtor has assets. If a proposed defendant to Russian proceedings holds assets in England, it will be particularly important for a claimant to examine whether an English court will enforce a Russian judgment in their favour.
The purpose of this briefing note is to summarise the principles and procedures governing the enforcement of Russian judgments in England and Wales.
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When disputes arise, they can often have far-reaching implications for the rest of a business.
At Lewis Silkin, we operate a number of country desks in order to co-ordinate our activities relating to key jurisdictions.
Recognising that clients need access to lawyers who understand their local issues but who can operate across borders, the Russian speaking lawyers at Lewis Silkin have established a Russian Desk, able to assist those who are Baltic, CIS, Georgia and Ukraine based.