Article 17. Decision to recognise a foreign proceeding
(1) Subject to Article 6, a foreign proceeding shall be recognised if —
(a) the foreign proceeding is a proceeding within the meaning of sub-paragraph (a) of Article 2;
(b) the foreign representative applying for recognition is a person or body within the meaning of sub-paragraph (d) of Article 2;
(c) the application meets the requirements of paragraph (2) of Article 15; and
(d) the application has been submitted to the Court referred to in Article 4.
(2) The foreign proceeding shall be recognised —
(a) as a foreign main proceeding if it is taking place in the State where the debtor has the centre of its main interests; or
(b) as a foreign non-main proceeding if the debtor has an establishment within the meaning of sub-paragraph (f) of Article 2 in the foreign State.
(3) An application for recognition of a foreign proceeding shall be decided upon at the earliest possible time.