Cross-Border Litigation: Comity and Culture Clash
On October 26, FK partner The Hon. Robert S. Smith (Ret.) spoke on a panel entitled “Cross-Border Litigation: Comity and Culture Clash” at the New York State Bar Association International Section’s Annual Meeting in Montreal. The panel addressed recurring themes in cross-border litigation such as discovery, rogatory commissions, and expert evidence. The panel was co-chaired by the Hon. Pierre Dalphond, Former Judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal, and Nancy M. Thevenin, Esq., F.C.I.Arb. of Thevenin Arbitration & ADR. Judge Smith’s co-panelists included Eric Bickford of Cornerstone, May Kim Ho of Duane Morris & Selvam, Azim Hussain of Norton Rose, and Mathieu Piché-Messier of Borden Ladner.