I have talked about the Blocking statute previously. In this piece we see authors Amandine Gueret and Laurent Geelhand talking about how French lawmakers recently sought to revamp the Blocking Statute. They ask, “is it the start of a new era?”.

The Blocking Statute is a regulation that France implemented in 1968 and its totally unique. It’s a set of rules designed to protect national sensitive business-related information by preventing its use as evidence in foreign pre-trial and litigation proceedings, targeting the United States’ broad discovery rules.

I think the key here is understanding the data environment and how that may interact with legal instruments such as this. As always it is ever so important to seek both legal and forensic experts to make sure there are no unforeseen issues.

For more on the Blocking Statute take a look at my previous post here: https://amonsocial.alvarezandmarsal.com/post/102hm4d/france-brings-up-to-date-its-blocking-statute-against-foreign-discovery-proceedin