Out now: Asian Principles for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments


Readers previously obtained a preview of the 13 principles which make up the Asian Principles for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, a publication by the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI). I am delighted to be informed by ABLI that the Asian Principles has been formally released today.

The blurb is below:

“Authored by leading academics and practitioners with extensive regional exposure, the Asian Principles is a set of 13 overarching principles that underpin the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in the Asia Pacific. Each principle comes with a detailed commentary fully supported by citations, distills the commonalities and differences of the law on foreign judgments recognition and enforcement in 15 countries (all ten ASEAN member states, plus Australia, China India, Japan and South Korea) for its readers, and where appropriate, suggests ways forward for the development of the law in this area.

The first of any such publication in the world, the Asian Principles is available here where you can download the first chapter free of charge. The table of contents and a detailed FAQ list are also available at the link. It is hoped that the release of the Asian Principles can serve to promote convergence in this area of the law by facilitating greater portability of judgments within ASEAN and its major trading partners, which can in turn facilitate cross-border transactions by reducing legal uncertainties, lowering transaction costs and minimizing associated legal frictions.”

The contributors to the Asian Principles are:

  • Dr Adeline CHONG (Project Lead and editor, Singapore Management University)
  • Dr Bích Ngoc DU (Dean of Faculty of Law, Ho Chi Minh City Open University)
  • Dr Yujun GUO (Professor, China Wuhan University Institute of International Law)
  • Dr Colin ONG QC (Eldan Law LLP, Singapore)
  • Dr Yu Un OPPUSUNGGU (Lecturer, Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia)
  • Professor Narinder SINGH (Former Chairman, International Law Commission (UN); Maharishi Law School)
  • Dr Poomintr SOOKSRIPAISARNKIT (Lecturer in Maritime Law, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania)

ABLI has kindly offered readers of ConflictofLaws. net an exclusive discount of 10% off for the Asian Principles. Please write to catherine_shen@abli.asia to get your unique coupon code.