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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
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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?

Answer ... Provided that the conditions set out in the relevant provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure are met, in general, the Greek courts will accept the application and recognise and enforce the relevant foreign judgment. This is generally a simple process; however, if the interested party challenges the enforcement judgment, complications may arise depending on the disputed matters of the case.

The Recast Brussels Regulation has undoubtedly facilitated and simplified the enforcement procedure and established the free circulation of EU judgments falling within its ambit. To the authors’ knowledge, no reforms to the framework on recognition and enforcement of judgments in Greece are envisaged or underway.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tasos Kollas from KLC Law
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments