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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
2.
Requirements for enforceability
2.1
What types of judgments may be recognised and enforced in your jurisdiction? Are any types of judgments specifically precluded from enforcement?
 
Greece
Any act of a judicial body of a foreign state that resolves a dispute of private law can be recognised and enforced in Greece according to the relevant applicable provisions. In principle, those provisions include all decisions of foreign civil state courts. Decisions of criminal or administrative courts are excluded, unless they concern compensation under civil law. The crucial element is the nature of the foreign act as a judicial decision on a private law dispute. In determining the legal characterisation of a document as a judgment of a foreign civil court, the law of the country in which the judgment was rendered will be taken into consideration. Pursuant to EU regulations, all types of judgments rendered by an EU member state court, including injunctive judgments and provisional orders, are enforceable in Greece.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tasos Kollas from KLC Law
2.2
Must a foreign judgment be final and binding before it can be enforced?
 
Greece
In principle, a foreign judgment can be declared enforceable in Greece to the extent that it is enforceable in the state in which it was rendered; the court does not examine whether the foreign judgment is final and binding.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tasos Kollas from KLC Law
2.3
Is a foreign judgment enforceable if it is subject to appeal in the foreign jurisdiction?
 
Greece
A foreign judgment can be declared enforceable in Greece to the extent that it is enforceable in the state in which it was rendered, even if it is subject to appeal in the foreign jurisdiction.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tasos Kollas from KLC Law
2.4
What is the limitation period for making an application for recognition and enforcement?
 
Greece
There is no limitation period for the enforcement of a foreign judgment in Greece under the domestic legislation, provided that the requirements for enforcement are met.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tasos Kollas from KLC Law