- Recognition and enforcement of UK judgments in Norway post no-deal Brexit
- How are UK judgments currently enforced in Norway?
- Will that regime no longer apply following a no deal Brexit?
- What will be the process for enforcement of a UK judgment in Norway post Brexit?
- If enforcement of a UK judgment is not completed prior to exit day can the judgment creditor change enforcement regimes to ensure enforcement of the UK judgment?
Dispute Resolution analysis: In the scenario that the UK leaves the EU without an established agreement as to the recognition and enforcement of judgments, the recognition and enforcement of UK judgments in Norway becomes uncertain as the Lugano Convention 2007 would no longer apply. Ørjan Salvesen Haukaas, associate partner (admitted to the Supreme Court) at Simonsen Vogtwiig (Norway), emphasises the importance of determining whether the pre-existing convention between Norway and the UK providing for the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil matters would still be valid, as otherwise there would be ‘no way’ to enforce UK judgments in Norway.
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