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Results: 4 Answers
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
5.
Court analysis and decision
5.1
Will the court review service of process in the initial proceedings?
 
Norway
Yes, if the judgment falls within the scope of the Lugano Convention.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma
5.2
Will the court review the jurisdiction of the foreign court in the initial proceedings?
 
Norway
Yes.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma
5.3
Will the court review the foreign judgment for compliance with applicable law and public policy?
 
Norway
Foreign judgments or awards will not be recognised if they are contrary to Norwegian mandatory laws or offensive to the Norwegian legal system. However, recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment or award will normally not be affected by a conflicting Norwegian law or Norwegian judgment between different parties, due to the foreign judgment or award not being subject to any re-trial in Norway.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma
5.4
Will the court review the merits of the foreign judgment?
 
Norway
No.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma
5.5
How will the court proceed if the foreign judgment conflicts with a previous judgment in relation to the same dispute between the same parties?
 
Norway
Judgments within the scope of the Lugano Convention will not be enforced in Norway if the judgment is irreconcilable with a previous judgment between the same parties in Norway or another country that is party to the Lugano Convention.

There are no rules regarding conflicting judgments under Norwegian internal law. There is no case law on the question outside the scope of the Lugano Convention.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma
5.6
Are there any other grounds on which the court may refuse to recognise and enforce the foreign judgment?
 
Norway
No.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma
5.7
Is partial recognition and enforcement possible?
 
Norway
Yes.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma
5.8
How will the court deal with cost issues (eg, interest, court costs, currency issues)?
 
Norway
For judgments falling within the scope of the Lugano Convention, foreign judgments regarding court costs will be recognised and enforced in Norway. Outside of the Lugano Convention, however, the enforceability of court costs will depend on the statutes or agreements between Norway and the relevant foreign state. It is not clear from the Dispute Act whether court costs are to be regarded as ‘civil claims’ (private claims).

For more information about this answer please contact: Tage Brigt A. Skoghøy from Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma