Turning overseas legal disputes into smart businessOctober 1, 2011 – Article
Smart Business spoke to William Walker at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP about how to navigate the legal system in other countries and use it to your advantage.
I have been called many times by clients located in the United States who have been sued overseas. In addition to being unhappy about being sued at all, the prospect of litigating in a foreign country can be intimidating and daunting. Fears of the unknown, and of being “home towned,” are common, and understandable, initial reactions. In some fora, they are very real problems.
However, foreign litigation is often nothing to fear. In fact, depending on the country, foreign courts can often be much better fora for litigation than U.S. courts, even for U.S. companies. There are many reasons why.
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