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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
1.
Legal and judicial framework
1.1
Which legislative and regulatory provisions govern the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in your jurisdiction?
 
Nigeria
  • The Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Ordinance 1922, Laws of the Federation 2004 and Lagos 1958.
  • The Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
  • The High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure Rules) 2019.
  • The Federal High Court Rules 2019
  • The Sheriff and Civil Process Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004
For more information about this answer please contact: Chinedu Anaje from AO2 Law
1.2
Which bilateral and multilateral instruments on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments have effect in your jurisdiction?
 
Nigeria
The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

For more information about this answer please contact: Chinedu Anaje from AO2 Law
1.3
Which courts have jurisdiction to hear applications for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments?
 
Nigeria
  • The high court of a state or of the federal capital territory, Abuja.
  • The Federal High Court.
For more information about this answer please contact: Chinedu Anaje from AO2 Law