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UK Supreme Court ruling could reshape international disclosure

UK Supreme Court ruling could reshape international disclosure
Published on: 18 February 2021
Published by: Law360
  • UK Supreme Court ruling could reshape international disclosure
  • Possible outcomes under section 1782
  • On one hand, the SFO may have obtained its documents in short order and avoided almost two years of litigation
  • On the other hand, the SFO’s request might have been rejected because of a curious precedent set two decades ago by Mohamed Al Fayed
  • Implications in the US

Article summary

Law360, Expert analysis: A recent UK Supreme Court ruling that KBR didn’t have to provide documents held overseas to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) reveals the UK to be taking a divergent approach from the US and has important implications for cross-border discovery (disclosure) and criminal investigations, say Katherine Toomey and Eric Lewis at Lewis Baach. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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