USING DOCUMENTS DISCLOSED IN ENGLISH PROCEEDINGS TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE IN RELATED FOREIGN PROCEEDINGS – CAUTION REQUIRED

A briefing from Allen & Overy on 23rd January deals with the question of how, or if, you can use documents obtained in discovery for one litigation in another case, in the same country or overseas.  It says that 2 recent cases have considered applications by litigants wanting to use documents disclosed in English proceedings (or information derived from them) to seek foreign legal advice in related on-going or contemplated foreign proceedings.  It warns of the problems.

http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-gb/Pages/using-documents-disclosed-in-english-proceedings-to-seek-legal-advice-in-related-foreign-proceedings-caution-required.aspx

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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