International Disputes: Outbound Cross-Border Discovery — Focus on Canada, England, Netherlands and Switzerland
This program, featuring speakers from common law and civil law jurisdictions, will discuss the process of obtaining foreign discovery under the Hague Evidence Convention or by letters rogatory, and other tools available in major foreign countries.
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David Rosenthal is one of the leading Swiss experts in the field of data and technology law. His career path is atypical: he graduated in law from the University of Basel in 1997 and worked as a software developer, legal advisor and journalist before joining one of the best law firms in Switzerland, where he notably created and led the data protection department. . David Rosenthal is the lead author of one of the leading commentaries on data protection law. In addition to data law (including GDPR), he advises projects in the IT and digital business sector and represents clients in technology-related arbitration proceedings. Its clients include large international companies as well as Swiss SMEs, start-ups and public authorities; he is considered pragmatic, efficient and solution-oriented. Rosenthal also has over 15 years of experience leading internal investigations and cross-border e-Discovery projects. He is secretary of the Association for the Protection of Corporate Data (VUD) and of the Cross-border eDiscovery Privacy & Investigations Association (CeDIV), as well as a lecturer at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel .
Gretta Walters is a partner at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP in New York. His experience covers a wide range of commercial and investment litigation in domestic and international arbitrations and litigation in state and federal courts. Gretta also serves as an arbitrator, is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, and was recently elected to the AAA-ICDR board. She was previously a legal adviser at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and holds an LLM in International Commercial Arbitration from Stockholm University.
Sam Robert is a partner at Cooke, Young & Keidan in London. Sam’s core practice is technology, banking, and fraud. In technology, her experience includes cryptographic litigation, software development and licensing applications, and warranty breach claims in a merger and acquisition context. His banking experience is extensive and includes claims for negligent investment advice, benchmark manipulation and other market abuse, intercepted payments, guarantees, loans and derivatives. Sam also has extensive and hands-on experience in handling injunction applications. Sam co-founded and leads the Tech Disputes Network, a London-based group for professionals involved and interested in technology disputes.
Samaneh Hosseini is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of Stikeman Elliott LLP. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on complex contract disputes, class actions, securities litigation, shareholder disputes and product liability. Sam has considerable experience in defending various national and multi-jurisdictional class actions, including cases involving securities law, product liability, franchise law, competition law and consumer protection. Sam regularly advises corporations and their directors and officers in matters involving allegations of corporate misconduct, including internal and regulatory investigations, and has expertise in commercial arbitration.
Wouter de Clerc specializes in complex, cross-border disputes to be settled in arbitration or before national courts. Most of its clients are active in the technology, energy or mining sectors. Specialization The disputes in which Wouter assists his clients often relate to commercial contracts for the supply of services or goods (including energy, oil and natural gas), merger and acquisition agreements or joint venture agreements. . Wouter has experience in arbitration before various institutions (NAI, ICC, PCA, LCIA and SIAC) as well as ad hoc arbitration (UNCITRAL). Wouter also regularly conducts proceedings before national courts in arbitration-related matters such as international jurisdiction or the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Wouter also sits as an arbitrator.