Baker & McKenzie launches a new and expanded edition of the Cross-Border Enforcement Center, a high-level comparative analysis of the enforcement of court judgments and arbitration awards across 44 jurisdictions.
At the height of a pandemic, companies around the world are bracing themselves for an increase in disputes, the first signs of which are already starting to emerge. These include disputes over contracts, property and payment defaults, amongst others. As a result, companies are more likely than ever before to find themselves having to enforce judgments and arbitration awards across borders.
The legal landscape for cross-border enforcement has also changed dramatically over the last few years. New conventions, such as the Hague Judgments Convention and the Singapore Mediation, have emerged, whilst existing ones, such as the New York Convention and Hague Choice of Court Convention, continue to add signatories.
The Cross-Border Enforcement Center draws upon the expertise of our global dispute resolution team, consisting of over 1,000 lawyers in 78 offices, and features 13 new jurisdictions:

  • Argentina
  • Belarus
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Peru
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela

For the first time, the Cross-Border Enforcement Center is offered in an electronic handbook format, as well as the existing interactive website format. It also features reciprocal enforcement maps for every jurisdiction, allowing clients to see all reciprocal enforcement arrangements at a glance. You can access the interactive site and download the PDF here.


Steve Adams is a Knowledge Lawyer for Baker McKenzie's Global Dispute Resolution Practice Group, which has over 1,000 lawyers in 74 offices across the globe. He is based in Belfast and has responsibility for legal content projects, training and knowledge initiatives. Steve qualified as a lawyer in his native Northern Ireland and previously worked for an international law firm, specializing in commercial dispute resolution.