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BACKGROUND Section 1782 of Title 28 of the United States Code is a powerful tool that allows foreign litigants to use US-style discovery to obtain evidence that in many instances is unavailable to them in their home forum. Indeed, §1782 allows a US district court to order a person who ‘resides or is found’ in...
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INTRODUCTION Technological advance does not wait, and it impacts dramatically on every field of human endeavour. International arbitration is no exception. Considering the possible size of the market, the impact cannot be overlooked.1 Given the considerable amount written on this topic, it clearly has not. By Peter Nahmias
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One of the first steps towards dispute resolution involves finding the right arbitrator(s) or mediator for the dispute. Many clients defer to their lawyers, hoping they “know someone good.” Some are more “hands on”, and undertake the search themselves, oftentimes relying on their own research and word of mouth. When I was in-house, I often...
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INTRODUCCIÓN La Sección 1782 del Título 28 del Código de los Estados Unidos (en adelante §1782) es una herramienta poderosa que permite a los litigantes extranjeros acudir a tribunales federales en EE. UU. para obtener asistencia judicial, y ello al objeto de obtener pruebas que -en muchos casos- no están disponibles para ellos en su...
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El debate sobre si la mediación debería ser obligatoria antes de iniciar un proceso judicial civil en el Reino Unido ha durado bastante tiempo. De hecho, forma parte de un debate mundial más amplio sobre esta cuestión. El presente artículo considerará este debate y propondrá algunas ideas sobre un posible camino a seguir. By Peter...
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