August 29, 2017 Articles

A Primer for International Arbitration Specialists: 28 U.S.C. Section 1782

By Nicole Silver, Christine Orlikowski, and Jeff Johnson

Section 1782 of the U.S. Code, "Assistance to foreign and international tribunals and to litigants before such tribunals," states in relevant part:

The district court of the district in which a person resides or is found may order him to give his testimony or statement or to produce a document or other thing for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal. . . . The order may be made pursuant to a letter rogatory issued, or request made, by a foreign or international tribunal or upon the application of any interested person. . . .

28 U.S.C. ยง 1782 (emphasis added).

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