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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
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Legal and judicial framework
1.1
Which legislative and regulatory provisions govern the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in your jurisdiction?
Mexico

Answer ...

  • For federal matters, the Federal Code of Civil Procedure.
  • For local matters, the Code of Civil Procedure of each state.
  • For commercial matters, the Commerce Code.

For more information about this answer please contact: Miguel A. Hernandez Romo Valencia from Foley Gardere Arena
1.2
Which bilateral and multilateral instruments on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments have effect in your jurisdiction?
Mexico

Answer ... Mexico is a party to the Inter-American Convention on Extraterritorial Validity of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards, signed on 8 May 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The convention was approved by the Senate and published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on 4 February 1987, and promulgated in the Official Gazette of the Federation on 20 August 1987.

For more information about this answer please contact: Miguel A. Hernandez Romo Valencia from Foley Gardere Arena
1.3
Which courts have jurisdiction to hear applications for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments?
Mexico

Answer ...

  • For federal and commercial matters, the district judge.
  • For local and commercial matters, the local civil judge.

For more information about this answer please contact: Miguel A. Hernandez Romo Valencia from Foley Gardere Arena
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