Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Canada - 2009 Developments


Enforcement of a U.S. or international judgment in Canada requires expert knowledge of Canadian law and procedure.

Courts in Ontario, Canada, which includes the Greater Toronto Area, are receptive to the enforcement of final and conclusive foreign money judgments is subject to certain statutory exceptions and procedural requirements. This article explains the law and procedure applicable in Canada, with emphasis on the Province of Ontario, where one-third of Canada's population resides.

The authors are business litigation and arbitration lawyers in Toronto, Canada. This article is an excerpt of a chapter of which they are authors which comprehensively deals with the law of enforcement of foreign money judgments in Canada.

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