By Dorothy MurrayLiu Haitao (Harry)Li Ronghui (Sam) King & Wood Mallesons

On 12 September 2017, China signed the Hague Convention on Choice-of-Court Agreements[1] (the “Hague Convention”), joining the EU (including the UK), Singapore, Mexico, the US and the Ukraine[2] in an international framework to promote international trade and investment by encouraging judicial cooperation in the field of jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments.

The Hague Convention seeks to replicate for court judgments what the New York Convention of 1958[3] has (largely) achieved for international arbitration awards, allowing a winning party to have its “win” recognised quickly and easily around the world with limited grounds for challenges on enforcement.
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