New Mainland-Hong Kong Arrangement For Reciprocal Enforcement Of Civil And Commercial Judgments Comes Into Effect Today

Published date05 February 2024
Subject MatterLitigation, Mediation & Arbitration, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Law FirmHerbert Smith Freehills
AuthorMr Gareth Thomas, Rachael Shek, Jojo Fan, Weina Ye and Peter Ng

With the Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters by the Courts of the Mainland and HKSAR (the "Arrangement") coming into effective today, a new era in cross-border judicial cooperation between Mainland China and Hong Kong has begun.

Please see here for our previous blog post discussing the key features of the Arrangement.

In Mainland China, on Friday, 26 January 2024, the Supreme People's Court promulgated a judicial interpretation in relation to the Arrangement (the "Interpretation", currently only available in simplified Chinese). The Interpretation largely tracks the wording of the Arrangement, and...

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