Survey of International Litigation Procedures: A Reference Guide

The Foundation of the IADC has published on its website an extensive guide that will offer an overview of civil justice systems relevant to defendants and potential defendants around the world. The “Survey of International Litigation Procedures: A Reference Guide” is a question and answer survey by country that includes for each country general information about local methods of adjudication‎, alternative dispute resolution, discovery, trial procedure, experts, privilege, limitations, costs rules, jurisdiction, and other topics of interest to potential litigants.

Thank you to Gord McKee of Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP in Toronto, Ontario Canada for his work leading and editing the project. We also thank all of the contributors who completed the surveys (information on contributors below was accurate at time of original publication).

 To access a survey for a country below, please click on the country’s name, and it will open for you in PDF format.

Country  Contributor(s) 
Argentina Name: Luis Eduardo Sprovieri
Law Firm/Company: Forino-Sprovieri-Dell´Oca-Aielo-abogados
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Australia Name: Colin Loveday
Law Firm/Company: Clayton Utz
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 Austria Name: Daniela Karollus-Bruner
Law Firm/Company: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Location: Vienna, Austria
Name: Paul Lefebvre
Law Firm/Company: Hanotiau & Van Den Berg
Location: Brussels, Belgium
 Bermuda Name: Jan Woloniecki
Law Firm/Company: ASW Law Limited
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Name: Nedžida Salihovic- Whalen
Law Firm/Company: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Brazil Name: Bruno D. Chiaradia
Law Firm/Company: Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
 Bulgaria Name: Antonia Kehayova
Law Firm/Company: Pavlov and Partners Law firm in cooperation with CMS RRH
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
 Canada Name: Robert Love
Law Firm/Company: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 Channel Islands Name: Andrew Laws and Tim Molton
Law Firm/Company: Babbé
Location: St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Chile Name: Felipe Ossa and Rosana Zamora
Law Firm/Company: Clari & Cia.
Location: Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
China  Name: Ariel Ye
Law Firm/Company: King & Wood Mallesons
Location: Beijing, China
Colombia Name: Martín Carrizosa Calle
Law Firm/Company: Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uria
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Croatia Name: Sandra Lisac
Law Firm/Company: Law Firm Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko d.o.o. in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Czech Republic Name: Robert Nemec, Dana Fiedlerová, Alžbeta Hermánková
Law Firm/Company: PRK Partners s.r.o., advokátní kancelár
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Denmark Name: Jes Anker Mikkelsen
Law Firm/Company: Bech-Bruun
Location: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
England and Wales Name: Bill Perry and Farah Chaumoo
Law Firm/Company: Carter Perry Bailey LLP
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
 France Name: Emmanuèle Lutfalla
Law Firm/Company: SCP Soulie & Coste-Floret
Location: Paris, France
Germany Name: Dr. Anton G. Maurer, LL.M. (Suffolk) and Dr. Karsten Grillitsch, LL.M. (Canterbury)
Law Firm/Company: CMS Hasche Sigle
Location: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Greece Name: Dimitris Emvalomenos and Christos Gramatidis
Law Firm/Company: Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners
Location: Athens, Greece
Hungary  Name: Zsolt Okányi
Law Firm/Company: CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Ireland Name: Roddy Bourke
Law Firm/Company: McCann FitzGerald
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Israel Name: David Fohrer
Law Firm/Company: Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co.
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
 Italy Name: Alessandro P. Giorgetti
Law Firm/Company: Studio Legale Giorgetti
Location: Milan, Italy
Japan Name: Noriko Higashizawa
Law Firm/Company: City-Yuwa Partners
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Malaysia Name: Sitpah Selvaratnam
Law Firm/Company: Messrs Tommy Thomas
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mexico Name: Fernando Pérez Correa Camarena
Law Firm/Company: Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez Correa, S.C.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Netherlands Name: Bertjan de Lange, Bert Oosting/Manon Cordewener, Ianika Tzankova and Christiaan Scholten van Aschat
Law Firm/Company: Streefkerk Advocaten (Voorburg), Hogan Lovells (Amsterdam), BarentsKrans (The Hague), CMS Derks Star Busmann (Amsterdam)
Location: The Netherlands
New Zealand Name: Robert Gapes
Law Firm/Company: Simpson Grierson
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Northern Ireland Name: Brian J. Stewart
Law Firm/Company: O’Reilly Stewart
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Philippines Name: Llewellyn L. Llanillo and Russel L. Rodriguez
Law Firm/Company: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Location: Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
 Portugal Name: João Nuno Barrocas, Carlos Costa e Silva, and João Manuel Silva Pereira
Law Firm/Company: Barrocas & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
 Republic of Korea Name: Tony DW Kang
Law Firm/Company: Bae, Kim & Lee LLC.
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
 Russia Name: Maxim A. Zgodko
Law Firm/Company: Ackermann Bellmer Law Firm
Location: Moscow, Russia
 Saudi Arabia Name: Saud Al-Ammari, Jassim Albuainain
Law Firm/Company: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Location: Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 Scotland Name: Michael Dean
Law Firm/Company: Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Serbia  Name: Nedeljko Velisavljevic, Partner and Nenad Kovacevic, Associate
Law Firm/Company: AOD Petrkic & Partneri in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Singapore Name: Jonathan Leach (Partner, Hogan Lovells) and Matthew Saw (Partner, Lee & Lee), assisted by Adam Mickley and Cia Ai Eng (Associates, Hogan Lovells)
Law Firm/Company: Hogan Lovells and Lee & Lee
Location: Singapore, Singapore
 Slovenia Name: Luka Fabiani, Local Partner, Ela Omersa, Senior Associate and Živa Nucic, Associate Law
Firm/Company: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz - Slovenia
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
 Spain Name: Santiago Nadal
Law Firm/Company: SNAbogados
Location: Barcelona, Spain
 Sweden Name: Susanna Norelid
Law Firm/Company: Advokatfirman NorelidHolm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
 Switzerland Name: Dieter Hofmann (Head Litigation & Arbitration) and Antonio Carbonara (Senior Associate)
Law Firm/Company: Walder Wyss Ltd.
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
 Taiwan Name: Edgar Chen
Law Firm/Company: Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
 Thailand Name: Suwit Suwan/Patrawadee Sawatdipong
Law Firm/Company: Navinlaw
Location: Pakkred, Nontaburi, Thailand
 Turkey Name: Dr. Döne Yalçin
Law Firm/Company: CMS Istanbul
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
 UAE Name: Richard Kiddell
Law Firm/Company: Hogan Lovells
Location: Dubai, UAE
 Ukraine Name: Taras Tertychnyi, Andriy Yanchuk, Oleksandra Kondratenko
Law Firm/Company: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Kyiv
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
 Uruguay Name: Andrés Duran Hareau and Juan F. Orticochea
Law Firm/Company: Bragard & Duran Abogados
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
 Vietnam Name: Ngo Thanh Tung Law
Firm/Company: Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF)
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam