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Recognition of Foreign Judgments

      When attempting to enforce a foreign judgment in Greece or if you are a Greek national living abroad, you should be aware that Greece does not automatically recognize most foreign judgments. Before rights and obligations can be derived from it, a recognition of the foreign judgment is necessary by the competent Greek Courts.

      For instance, if you are a Greek citizen who obtained a divorce abroad, you will still be considered married in Greece until your foreign divorce judgment is recognized by a Greek Court. Another example is monetary judgments granted by a foreign jurisdiction or even Certificates of Heirship and Grants of Probate. Execution of most foreign judgments will require their recognition by a Greek Court.

      Our team of Greek lawyers has the expertise to handle the recognition process on your behalf expediently and cost-effectively, without the need for you to travel to Greece at any stage of the process.

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