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Precedential decision: Supreme Court rules on enforcement of foreign judgments
Mazlan & Murad Law Associates
  • Litigation
  • Maldives
  • 27 October 2020

The Supreme Court recently ruled that parties seeking to apply foreign law to a matter in the Maldivian courts have the burden of proving the foreign law to the court. Where a party fails to prove the foreign law, the judge may apply Maldivian law. In light of this, foreign court judgments can be submitted to the Maldivian courts as evidence. Further, a local court decision will be required to enforce a foreign judgment in the Maldives.

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