Practical Law: Overseas production orders: a new regime for gathering evidence

2 May 2019
Practical Law

Electronic data are often essential to the effective investigation and prosecution of serious international crime, but are frequently located overseas. These data are typically obtained through mutual legal assistance treaties, but mutual legal assistance procedures are generally protracted and cumbersome. The government has introduced a new legislative framework in the UK which aims to greatly simplify and accelerate the obtaining of electronic data located overseas. Karolos Seeger, Robin Lööf and Ramsay McCulloch explore the issue in this article for Practical Law magazine.