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Judgments, decisions, settlements, payment orders issued by courts of EU Member States

The matter of recognition of judgments, decisions, settlements, payment orders issued by courts of EU Member States is regulated by European community law. Particularly, by the following acts: Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 and No 606/2013 of the Parliament and of the Council. They clearly regulate the matter of recognition of rulings by EU Member States’ courts in other states (for example in Poland) differently than the rulings of courts from out of the European community. In both cases it is legally possible to make a foreign ruling legally binding in a country other than the one of its origin, but the formal path leading to it is different.

In case of the EU Member States’ courts, the rulings become subject to recognition by virtue of appending the European Enforcement Order to them. It is not necessary to apply for and conduct the special proceedings for ascertainment of enforceability (which is required for rulings originating from out of the EU Member States). However, this pertains mainly to non-property cases. If a given ruling can become e.g. the basis for execution, the foregoing proceedings must be conducted regardless of whether it comes from or from out of the EU Member States.

CGO Legal law firm offers services of legal assistance in cases of recognition and effectiveness of Judgments, decisions, settlements, payment orders issued by courts of EU Member States.

We determine the factual and legal background, which enables us to decide on the most adequate course of action with such ruling. On top of that, we represent the Client throughout the entire proceedings and track their course.

In order to be provided with more details please do not hesitate to contact us.