International judicial assistance, which is reasonably well settled in criminal law, is still finding its way in civil matters. Here is a very useful survey of problems in this area, describing how they are being handled in various jurisdictions worldwide. The authors examine service of process abroad, obtaining evidence in crossborder litigation, the impact of sovereign immunity, the application of international conventions, and preferred forms of dispute resolution. Contributors include practitioners from both civil law and common law jurisdictions.
Co-author. Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, 2000.
Lawyer admitted in Brazil, England and Wales and Portugal. GATT and WTO panelist. Brazilian government ad-hoc representative for the Uruguay Round of the GATT. Post-graduation professor of the law of international trade.