The book will set out the challenges that the production for enforcement (or even so-called 'recognition') of an unfamiliar foreign authentic instrument will pose to UK practitioners, whether in contentious or non-contentious proceedings. The book takes a two part approach. In part one it will focus on an explanation of the nature of the foreign legal concept of an authentic instrument, setting out the modes of creation, typical domestic evidentiary effects, and the typical domestic options to challenge such authentic instruments. Part two will then examine and analyze authentic instruments under specific European Union private international law Regulations, focusing on the different cross-border legal effects allowed and procedures that apply to each such Regulation. Rigorous, authoritative and comprehensive, this will be an invaluable tool to all practitioners in the field.
The Private International Law of Authentic Instruments