John Han and Beau Barnes Identify U.S. Discovery as Key Tool in Hong Kong Cases
May 31, 2017
Publication: Hong Kong Lawyer
Hong Kong lawyers have a powerful tool they may not be aware of: the (in)famous U.S. discovery system. Under a little-known U.S. law, parties to proceedings in Hong Kong can take discovery in the US for use in a Hong Kong case. Hong Kong-based John Han and Washington DC-based Beau Barnes note in a recent Hong Kong Lawyer article that taking discovery in the U.S. can often have a decisive impact in Hong Kong matrimonial, commercial and criminal matters. This article explains how using U.S. discovery can help Hong Kong lawyers win their cases, what information one can obtain and what one needs to show to get discovery.