On 30 June 2020, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council of Europe (EC) struck a “Deal on digitalisation of access to justice” to benefit EU citizens: the reform of the Evidence Regulation 1206/2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters (‘Evidence Regulation’). The Evidence Regulation, which provides a […]
International disputes involving States
Having to obtain reliable and admissible evidence located in foreign jurisdictions, adds additional layers of complication to cross-border litigations and arbitrations. Thus, the ability to take evidence abroad efficiently, effectively, fairly and economically is an important strategic consideration for parties to litigation and arbitrations alike. This blog considers the taking of evidence across the Channel between now and 31 December 2020 as well as after that date.