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By Ioan Roman, Alexandra Ichim, Anca Baitan Which domestic laws and regulations govern the recognition and enforcement offoreign judgments in your jurisdiction? The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania are governed by: • Book VII, Title III of the Civil Procedure Code (Law 134/2010), which was published in the Ofcial Gazette (Part I,545) […]

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