Private International Law: Which Court May Exercise Its International Jurisdiction When A Wrongful Act Takes Place In One Jurisdiction While The Resulting Damage Is Suffered In Another Jurisdiction? (PDF)
Which court may exercise international jurisdiction when a wrongful act takes place in one country but the resulting damage occurs in another country? International law expert Jean G. Robert explores differing approaches courts in various countries have taken to that question in this commentary, available in English and French language versions.
Jean G. Robert is a partner with the firm of Lette & Associes in Montreal. Mr. Robert is a graduate of the law faculty of the University of Montreal and a member of the Quebec bar.
In the two years following his graduation from law school, Mr. Robert had the chance to experience a wide practice and soon realized that litigation was his calling. The opportunity arose and Mr. Robert joined the firm in 1977 to fill a position in litigation. Although he initially did some work as a defence lawyer in corporate and white collar criminal matters, his practice has focused mainly in commercial litigation. The largest portion of the cases he handles involve cross-border litigation driven mostly by international and inter-provincial trade in goods and services, product liability disputes, wrongful dismissal, and estates. In addition, he is regularly called upon to enforce foreign court decisions and arbitration awards. He has also conducted rogatory commissions for foreign civil and criminal courts.
Mr. Robert acts both as plaintiff and defendant counsel for foreign corporations and their local branches and subsidiaries as well as foreign states.
Through his unique and long experience in the profession, Mr. Robert has acquired a broad knowledge of the law, focused on cross-border litigation.
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