The Judgments Convention Takes A Big Step

It seems crazy to talk about the Judgments Convention when the prospects for the Choice of Court Agreements Convention, which should be an easier lift, seem so grim. But the Hague Conference has recently taken big steps towards a Judgments Convention with the publication of a proposed draft text, with an explanatory note. A Special Commission will be meeting in the Hague from June 1 to 9.

I hope to have at least a couple of posts about the Convention after the conclusion of the meeting, from an American perspective and from a non-American perspective, perhaps with some exciting guest posters. If the Hague Conference posts new materials between now and then, I’ll try to bring them to your attention.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2012), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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