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3 August 2020

The Hague Judgments Convention: A View from Singapore

Terence Yeo

Published on e-First 3 August 2020

Abstract:
The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments is one of the most important areas of private international law. Its significance is underscored by the efforts of the Hague Conference on Private International Law to conclude the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (“the Convention”), and Singapore’s significant reform of its statutory regimes. Through identifying the differences between the Convention and the prevailing Singapore regime, this article evaluates the likely effects of the adoption of the Convention under Singapore law. It seeks to contribute to the burgeoning discourse on foreign judgments rules by examining the options available to Singapore.