The Changing Global Landscape for Foreign Judgments: Lecture by Professor Yeo Tiong Min on 6 May 2021

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Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (honoris causa) will be delivering the Yong Pung How Professorship of Law Lecture 2021 on Thursday, 6 May 2021, 5:00 to 6:00 pm (Singapore time). The title of the talk is ‘The Changing Global Landscape for Foreign Judgments.’ The synopsis is as follows:

There have been significant advances in the global landscape for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in recent years. The two most significant international developments have been the coming into force in 2015 of the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, and the completion in 2019 of the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters. Singapore has responded to the global environment, in bringing the former Convention into force under Singapore law in 2016, and in making extensive amendments to the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act in 2019. 2020 also saw the publication of the second edition of the Multilateral Memorandum on Enforcement of Commercial Judgments for Money by the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts and the Asian Principles for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments by the Asian Business Law Institute. The lecture will review these and other developments and their implications for Singapore law.

The webinar is free of charge. Further details and the link for registration may be found here.

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