Recognition and Enforcement of a Israeli judgment in Germany

In a recently published judgment of the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), an Israeli party failed to get a judgment of the court in Haifa recognized. The German party had, throughout the proceedings, challenged the jurisdiction of the Haifa court. The issue at hand was whether, under the bi-lateral treaty between Germany and Israel, the German courts were bound by the findings of the Israeli court on jurisdiction, or whether the German courts were entitled to review the underlying findings as to jurisdiction independently. Continue reading

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