Interregional Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments

Lessons for China from the US and EU Law

By Jie Huang

Judgment recognition and enforcement (JRE) between the US states, between EU Member States, and between mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao, are all forms of "interregional JRE." This extensive comparative study of the three most important JRE regimes focuses on what lessons China can draw from the US and the EU in developing a multilateral JRE arrangement for mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao. Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao share economic, geographical, cultural, and historical proximity to one another. The policy of "One Country, Two Systems" also provides a quasi-constitutional regime for the three regions. However, there is no multilateral JRE scheme among them, as there is in the US and the EU, and it is harder to recognize and enforce sister-region judgments in China than in the US and the EU. The book analyzes the status quo of JRE in China and explores its insufficiencies. It proposes a multilateral JRE arrangement for Chinese regions to alleviate current JRE difficulties, and it provides solutions for the macro and micro challenges of establishing a multilateral arrangement, drawing upon the rich literature on JRE regimes found in the US and EU. (Series: Studies in Private International Law - Vol. 14)

192 pages

Publication Date: 2/17/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464345