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At Zayouna Law Firm, we really take the time and go the extra step to get personally acquainted with our clients and their situations.

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Cross Border Litigation

Many of our clients are businesses or individuals that have contracts with US customers. In fact, for many Canadian businesses, US based clients are their main source of revenue. As with any business relationship, disputes may sometimes arise that have cross-border implications.

Typical client:

  • A US lawyer/firm,
  • A US based company, or
  • An international business or law firm.  

Types of Cases:

A common example of a cross-border issue that we assist on is dealing with Letters Rogatory, which are essentially formal letters from a foreign court to a court in Canada for some type of judicial assistance, and the most common type of assistance is in taking of evidence. This could be either by way of answering written interrogatories or examining an individual in Canada under oath.

Thankfully, our lawyers have extensive experience dealing with cross-border commercial disputes, including Letters Rogatory, and are ready to advise on such matters if the need arises.

If fact, some of our lawyers are also dual licensed (Ontario and New York) and have even practiced in the US and appeared in New York State Court and US Bankruptcy Court (Southern District of New York) on a variety of various corporate, debtor/creditor, and business reorganization matters.

Frequently Asked Questions about Enforcing a Letters Rogatory

We’ll have to prepare and file an application in Ontario Court.

It usually takes about 6 – 8 weeks from when we file the application to get a hearing date and then from there a few more weeks to schedule the deposition. However, it could take much longer if you’re seeking evidence from a company that is being especially non-cooperative or if the defendant in the foreign action is also causing delays.

Contact us for an initial consult at no charge. After we clear conflicts, we will review the Letter Rogatory and discuss it with you.

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    Toronto, ON M9B 6H7



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    Burlington, ON L7L 0E4



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