Cross-Border Evidence - DAC Beachcroft

Cross-Border Evidence

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As disputes grow ever more complex and multi-jurisdictional, the law of evidence is coming into ever sharper focus. This is an area where the civil and criminal law intersect, and where litigation and/or prosecutions frequently takes place against a regulatory backdrop. We have acted successfully on a number of discrete applications relating to cross-border evidence issues, and of course these issues inform our wider Commercial Litigation practice.

What we do

We advise parties in contentious proceedings, whether these proceedings are before the English courts or in another jurisdiction. We act both in situations where we are the principal law firm with conduct of the primary case, or where advice is needed on a discrete evidential issue. Our expertise covers litigation, regulatory matters and criminal proceedings. We focus on achieving a pragmatic result – whether this is acting to obtain the broadest evidence permissible by law, or to limit disclosure when that is appropriate.

What we are known for

Our expertise in handling civil, criminal and regulatory cases enables us to provide realistic and pragmatic advice on a cost effective basis in even the most complex of cases. We have acted in recent times on a number of Letters of Request under the Hague Convention, as well as on Letters Rogatory issued by a US Court in a high-profile criminal matter. We have acted for the liquidators of a company in Ireland to successfully obtain evidence from a bank officer resident in England, which was heavily contested by the bank. We also regularly advise on the use of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties to obtain evidence by UK and foreign regulatory and criminal authorities. 

 What our clients say

DAC Beachcroft LLP is “well equipped to handle even the most complex, cross-border litigation”.
Legal 500 UK 2017 Edition, Dispute Resolution

Articles & newsletters (6)

Access to Court Documents – Supreme Court confirms principles, raises issues

Access to Court Documents – Supreme Court confirms principles, raises issues

06 August 2019

Vedanta v Lungowe – issues in cross-border compliance

Vedanta v Lungowe – issues in cross-border compliance

07 May 2019

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: disclosure in English civil proceedings overrides Iranian Sharia law on privacy

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: disclosure in English civil proceedings overrides Iranian Sharia law on privacy

01 May 2019

Autonomy v Lynch: confidentiality of English proceedings trumps an FBI subpoena

Autonomy v Lynch: confidentiality of English proceedings trumps an FBI subpoena

01 May 2019

Hague Convention Letters of Request / Letters Rogatory – recent case shows court’s approach

Hague Convention Letters of Request / Letters Rogatory – recent case shows court’s approach

12 April 2019

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

19 March 2019

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Key Contacts

John Bramhall

+44 (0) 20 7894 6260

jbramhall@dacbeachcroft.com

Jonathan Brogden

+44 (0)20 7894 6290

jbrogden@dacbeachcroft.com

Julian Bubb Humfryes

+44(0)20 7894 6137

jhumfryes@dacbeachcroft.com

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