Norway and the United Kingdom Post-Brexit: Recognising and Enforcing Judgements in Civil Matters
The 1961 treaty was essentially replaced by the Lugano Convention, to which the United Kingdom will not necessarily remain a party after Brexit. Therefore, on 13 October 2020 the two countries signed an agreement to reinstate the old treaty including certain amendments in the event that the United Kingdom does not become an independent party to the Lugano Convention. The agreement ensures the mutual recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil matters, thereby securing one part of the future relationship between Norway and the United Kingdom.
As an example; in the event that a Norwegian company is awarded damages from a British company in a Norwegian court, this judgement may be enforced in the United Kingdom, thereby ensuring the payment of the damages. This enabling of enforcement is beneficial for both businesses and private individuals.