Is Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery of Documents under the Hague Evidence Convention Softening?

hcch logoIn 2013, a decision by the President of the Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) Frankfurt led me to speculate whether Germany’s position on the pre-trial discovery of docments under the Hague Evidence Convention is softening. In April 2014, the Federal Ministry of Justice came forward with a proposal to modify Germany’s position on discovery of documents and to allow it in certain circumstances. In this post, I try to summarize the various responses to this initiative. Continue reading

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Arbitration in England vs. Arbitration in Germany – Joint Seminar organised by English Bar Council and DAV, June 21, 2013

On June 21, 2013, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the German Bar Association’s International Section are hosting a seminar in Hamburg which might be of interest to readers. One session is looking at arbitration in the two jurisdictions: Continue reading

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