On the tenth anniversary of Letters Blogatory, my colleague Ted Folkman (to whom I express my admiration and gratitude for his brilliant and hard work with this blog) invited me to write some comments on international judicial assistance (IJA) ten years from now.
I am not drawing a line here between what I wish, what I suggest, and what I really think is going to happen.
The first thing I foresee in ten years is Letters Blogatory celebrating its twenties, with many more readers and a broader scope. It is already a worldwide source of information on the subject.
IJA’s relevance will increase. I don’t know if there is going to be more litigation, but I think that judicial and arbitral litigation will become more transnational and multipolar. Hence, ten years from now, IJA is going to be something that most practitioners will have to deal with. (more…)