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Enforcing Contracts

Below is a detailed summary of the efficiency of contract enforcement. It follows the evolution of a sale of goods dispute, tracking the time, cost and number of procedures involved from the moment the plaintiff files the lawsuit until actual payment.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 189 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014.


  • Court name: Tehran First Instance Court
  • Claim value: IRR 175,595,061
  • City: Tehran

                                                                                                              

                                                                                             Indicator                                                

 

 

Time (days)

 

 

505

 

 

Filing and service

 

 

          30

 

 

Trial and judgment      

 

 

                295

 

 

Enforcement of judgment    

 

 

         180

 

 

Cost (% of claim)    

 

 

          17

 

 

Attorney cost (% of claim)  

 

 

10

 

 

Court cost (% of claim)   

 

 

2

 

 

Enforcement Cost (% of claim) 

 

 

5

 

 

Procedures (number)                                         

 

 

40

 

 

Filing and service

   

 

 

Trial and judgment

 

 

 

 

Enforcement of judgment

 

 

 

 

* Not counted in the total number of procedures.


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