The International Bar Association’s German Mediation Committee is holding an event in Frankfurt on September 19, 2013. The Topic for the evening is “B2B Mediation – Expectation, Experience, Success (Erwartung, Erfahrung, Erfolg). Ulrich Hagel, Senior Expert Dispute Resolution at Bombardier Transportation, will present the in-house and user perspective, and the mediator’s view will be put forward by Renate Dendorfer-Ditges, Heussen. For details of the agenda and the registration process, please see the invitation.
In U.S.-German disputes, the question often arises whether a party in U.S.litigation can compel a third-party witness who is a German resident and does not volunteer to testify to render testimony as part of the pre-trial deposition discovery in the U.S.proceedings. In short, the answer is yes. Continue reading