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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
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Trends and predictions
8.1
How would you describe the current enforcement landscape and prevailing trends in your jurisdiction? Are any new developments anticipated in the next 12 months, including any proposed legislative reforms?
 
Nigeria
The current enforcement landscape provides a conducive but cautious environment for the recognition of foreign judgments – especially given that such judgments are handed down in proceedings in which the Nigerian courts have played no part. While the courts and the applicable laws in Nigeria provide for the recognition and subsequent enforcement of foreign judgments, the reality is that this is exercised with caution by the courts. The applicant must fully disclose and discharge the burden of supporting its application before the courts will exercise their discretionary power to grant recognition in its favour. It is expected that in the not too distant future, the process will be more utilised more frequently by litigants to enforce foreign judgments in Nigeria.

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