S&C Critical Insights – Will the Supreme Court Open the Floodgates to Discovery in International Arbitration?

June 2, 2021

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights, Joe Neuhuas and Andrew Finn discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision granting certiorari in Servotronics Inc. v. Rolls Royce PLC. The case concerns the ability of U.S. courts to compel discovery in support of international arbitrations seated abroad and has important practical implications to counsel and users of international arbitration, who frequently favor arbitration because of its limited discovery rules and faster timeframes. The decision has the potential to finally resolve a circuit split over the availability of such discovery in international commercial arbitrations. Joe and Andrew provide context on the case and predict how it might play out in the Supreme Court.