Document Production: Reconciling The Civil And Common Law

Document production under the common law and civil law reconciling the differences through the IBA Rules

King & Wood Mallesons provide some insights into the main differences in approach to document production under the common and civil law systems and how these can be managed by carefully employing the International Bar Association Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration adopted by the International Bar Association in 2010. The article deals with the differences between the civil and common law approaches and provides some helpful tips when adopting the IBA Rules.


About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.


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