October 01, 2020 International Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Circuit Court Split over International Arbitration Grows

Seventh Circuit denies section 1782 discovery assistance for private international arbitration.

By Yesenia Alfonso

The recent decision by the Seventh Circuit in determining that a private foreign arbitration proceeding is not a “tribunal” for the purposes of 28 U.S.C. §1782 further confirms the circuit court split that has emerged in the interpretative debate on the use of §1782 assistance to obtain evidence for international arbitration.

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