Enforcement Foreign Judgment in France

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Enforcement Foreign Judgment

This service is available across France

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

This service helps individuals or entities seeking to enforce foreign court judgments in France. It is particularly beneficial for:

  • Parties to international contracts or disputes.
  • Individuals seeking enforcement of family law judgments like divorce decrees or child custody orders from other countries.
  • Companies requiring execution of commercial judgments or arbitration awards.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?


  • The foreign judgment should not contradict French international public order.
  • It must be final and conclusive in the country of origin.
  • Necessary documentation, including a certified copy of the judgment and relevant legal certificates, must be provided.
  • Legal representation in France is required for the exequatur process



Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Initial Assessment: Review the foreign judgment to determine its compatibility with French law and international public order.
  2. Filing a Request: Submit a request for exequatur to the competent Tribunal Judiciaire in France,
  3. Document Submission: Provide authentic copies of the foreign judgment and relevant certifications.
  4. Legal Representation: Our lawyers will represent you in the case in the French court system.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Legitimacy: Ensures foreign judgments comply with French legal standards.
  • Efficiency: Streamlined procedure for judgments within the European Union.
  • Expertise: Professional handling by experienced lawyers familiar with international and French law.
  • Comprehensive Enforcement: Enables the enforcement of various types of judgments, including civil, family, and commercial matters.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Features of this Service

Enforcement of foreign judgments in France involves a process known as "exequatur." This procedure ensures that a foreign judgment is recognised and becomes enforceable in France. The key aspects include:

  • Verifying the foreign judgment's compliance with international public order.
  • Ensuring there's no conflict with any existing French or foreign judgments.
  • Determining the indirect jurisdiction of the foreign judge based on the litigation's connection to the foreign jurisdiction.
Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?

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