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The Supreme Court Limits 28 U.S.C § 1782 Discovery in Aid of International Arbitration

Introduction 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (“Section 1782”) is a United States statute that allows parties to obtain discovery of documents or testimony from a relevant district court in aid of a “proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal.” Federal courts have been divided for years over whether Section 1782 is limited to proceedings before foreign courts or tribunals or whether it can be used to obtain information and documents in connection with international arbitration. Consolidating...

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Arbitration Conversation No. 72: Paul Barker, International Arbitrator, and Fellow, Stanford Law School

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Paul Barker, a partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, specializing in international arbitration, investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), international law, climate finance, and sustainable investing.

Paul has been recognized as a leading junior barrister for international arbitration (Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar). He is also ranked as one of the leading international arbitration lawyers globally under the age of 45 (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders).

By Paul Barker, Amy Schmitz

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