These are the seven common arguments opposing counsel tends to raise in order to have an Article 15 default judgment set aside.

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By: Tom On: February 28, 2019 In: Evidence Taking, International Service of Process Comments: 0

After Brexit many things in the UK will be different. For solicitors, an important change will involve the international service of process of, and the taking evidence abroad from, continental defendants.

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By: Tom On: February 13, 2019 In: Depositions, Evidence Taking Comments: 0

Imagine this: You have identified a key witness who has critical evidence for the success of your case. There's only one problem: the witness resides overseas and you've never taken evidence abroad.

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By: Tom On: February 7, 2019 In: Evidence Taking Comments: 0

The law firm Piper Alderman published a report in 2018 on how to fast track a request for evidence taking in Australia from a US court. Specifically, Piper Alderman sought orders directly from the State Court, bypassing the usual process through the AAG’s office.

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By: Tom On: January 29, 2019 In: International Litigation, International Service of Process Comments: 0

Serving process internationally, especially if translation is required, can be costly in terms of both time and money. Arguably, after investing significant time and money in international service of process, the last thing an attorney wants is to have the service quashed. So, what is the secret to avoid...

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By: Tom On: January 16, 2019 In: Depositions, Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

Find out what to do when an opposing counsel refuses to produce an overseas party-witness or documents in their possession, custody or control.

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Theoretically, service pursuant to the Hague Convention is much more efficient than service under the IAC because the documents to be served do not have to be legalized. But will service in Brazil pursuant to the Hague Convention actually prove superior to similar service under the IAC?

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By: Tom On: November 15, 2018 In: Domestic Litigation, International Litigation Comments: 0

When a foreign country’s laws are relevant to US litigation, whose law controls?

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When effecting service of process in the UK pursuant to Article 10(b), are plaintiffs required to use a UK solicitor in order to serve defendants?

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In the best of all possible worlds, a plaintiff will have a document authored by the defendant containing the defendant’s contact information. But often this is not the case.

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