I. PRESENT ATTITUDE TOWARD ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN MONEY JUDGMENTS
A. Describe the receptiveness of your government (including courts) toward enforcement of foreign money judgments.
Saudi courts have always welcomed the enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitration awards as long as the judgment complies with Saudi public policy and fulfils the legal requirements stipulated by the Enforcement Law, especially reciprocal treatment by the country of the courts where the court judgment was issued.
B. Briefly describe recent illustrative attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful, to enforce a foreign money judgment in your country, particularly with regard to enforcement of any judgments from United States courts.
Foreign courts’ judgments issued from countries that recognize and enforce Saudi courts’ judgments are recognizable and enforceable, regardless of the place of issue of the judgment and whether both countries are members of a bilateral or multilateral treaty for reciprocal enforcement of court judgments or not as will be seen below.
C. Describe any proposed legislation or other governmental action in your country that could significantly affect the enforcement of foreign money judgments.