Going beyond Trump’s wall: the extraterritorial reach of Section 1782 to discovery
October 2019

In a recent decision dated 7 October 2019 (In re del Valle Ruiz, 2019 WL 4924395), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a Federal Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 may order a party within its jurisdiction to produce documents located outside of the United States.

This decision remarks the extraterritorial reach of Section 1782 and encourages foreign litigants to seek US court-ordered discovery from entities within the Second Circuit jurisdiction.

Our International Arbitration Focus Team analyses such decision and the impact it will have in the international legal community in the document available here.