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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
7.
Enforcing the foreign judgment
7.1
Once a declaration of enforceability has been granted, how can the foreign judgment be enforced?
 
Nigeria
Following recognition, a foreign judgment may be enforced through:

  • garnishee proceedings;
  • judgment debtor summons;
  • writ of fieri facias;
  • writ of attachment; or
  • writ of sequestration.
For more information about this answer please contact: Chinedu Anaje from AO2 Law
7.2
Can the foreign judgment be enforced against third parties?
 
Nigeria
No, the foreign judgment cannot be enforced against third parties. The foreign judgment can be enforced only against the judgment debtor, which must have been a party to the proceedings in the foreign court that gave rise to the foreign judgment. However, through garnishee proceedings, the judgment may be enforced against credit balances in bank accounts of the judgment debtor maintained with the garnishees.

For more information about this answer please contact: Chinedu Anaje from AO2 Law