We are experienced and knowledgeable process servers and have a firm grip over various processes involved in international service of judicial and non-judicial documents.
We specialise in international service of process, formal/Hague service of process, informal service of process, letters rogatory, and legal translations.
Headquartered in Australia and having offices in several countries in Europe, Asia, North & South America and Africa we have local presence, resources and connections in most countries around the world.
750+ Completed Cases
The Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (HCCH 1965 Service Convention) provides for the channels of transmission to be used when a judicial or extrajudicial document is to be transmitted from one Contracting Party to the Convention to another Contracting Party for service in the latter. The Convention establishes a main channel of transmission via a designated Central Authority, as well as alternative channels of transmission. The Convention deals primarily with the expedient transmission of documents; it does not address or comprise substantive rules relating to the actual service of process. The framework provided by the Convention is both efficient and effective – statistical data shows that 75% of requests are executed within two months.
We have assisted clients on hundreds of service applications under the Hague Service Convention and understand the specific working requirement of each ministry and court within the countries that are signatories to this convention.
4,500+ Completed Cases
There is more to serving papers than printing and delivering a set of documents. Knowledge of international laws and regulations and more specifically the Civil Procedure Codes of nations around the world is not something an ordinary courier company would have. The time and cost of a successful motion to quash service by an opposing counsel can put you several months behind and cause a loss of several hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We know how to do our work; we’ve been doing this for 30 years. After we serve a particular individual, we will note the time, date, location and manner of the service, and will prepare and affidavit of service which would be admissible in court. A single mistake can lead to a dismissal, so why risk it? If you think we are expensive, hire a cheap process server and you will find the reason why we charge high.
50+ Completed Cases
Letters rogatory are the customary means of obtaining judicial assistance from overseas in the absence of a treaty or other agreement. Letters rogatory are requests from courts in one country to the courts of another country requesting the performance of an act which, if done without the sanction of the foreign court, could constitute a violation of that country’s sovereignty. Letters rogatory may be used to effect service of process or to obtain evidence if permitted by the laws of the foreign country.
Before initiating the letters rogatory process, parties should determine whether the country where they are seeking to serve process or take evidence is a party to any multilateral treaties on judicial assistance such as the Hague Service or Evidence Conventions, or the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol. Streamlined procedures for requesting judicial assistance under these conventions greatly reduce the time and burden associated with traditional letters rogatory. Parties should also review the Department of State’s country specific judicial assistance pages to determine whether other alternatives are available, such as serving process by mail or in person, or hiring a local attorney to petition a court directly to collect evidence.
We can assist with the letters rogatory process from start to end. Please drop us a line if you would like to have a free no-obligation discussion on your options to use this channel.
150+ Completed Cases
Locating people or assets require high-level skills and extensive resources. We offer a comprehensive asset and person tracing service which is success based in most cases.
1,000+ legal documents translated and successfully processed as Hague Service Applications.
Top law firms and legal departments of large global corporations rely on us for translation services they can rely on. We have translated thousands of legal documents and successfully processed Hague Service Applications based on these.
Using our global network, we provide a range of consulting services such as intellectual property rights consulting, market surveys, brand protection related field studies, and test purchases.
We assist clients in the following areas:
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish. We assist clients in protecting their IP and brand name & identity which is their most important asset by conducting market surveys, test purchases and coordinating with authorities in various jurisdictions for taking action against counterfeiters.