Republic of the Union of Myanmar

(Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်)

I have a foreign judgment that I want to enforce and/or recognise in Myanmar, what are Myanmar's rules?

In summary, a foreign judgment which orders the payment of a fixed sum of money can be recognised and enforced in Myanmar provided it is conclusive. Section 13 of Myanmar's Civil Procedure Code states that a foreign judgment will be deemed to be conclusive as to any matter directly adjudicated upon between the same parties unless:

  • the foreign judgment was not pronounced by a court of competent jurisdiction
  • the foreign judgment was not given on the merits of the case
  • it appears on the face of the proceedings that the foreign judgment was be founded on an incorrect view of international law or a refusal to recognise the law of Myanmar in which such law is applicable 
  • the proceedings in which the foreign judgment was obtained are opposed to natural justice 
  • the foreign judgment was obtained by fraud 
  • the foreign judgment sustains a claim founded on a breach of any law in force in Myanmar.

Each of these requirements matters are set out in ABLI's Myanmar Country Report by Mr Minn Naing Oo.

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