In their International Litigation column, Baker & McKenzie's Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky write that what emerges from the cases involving foreign service of process is that courts do not seem to want such issues to be an obstacle to the pursuit of a case on the merits. Practitioners may be surprised to learn that the threshold for the use of Rule 4(f)(3), including as to how it relates to service on lawyers, is not so hard to cross as they may have believed.
Serving Foreign Parties by Serving Their U.S. Lawyers
New York Law Journal
July 25, 2013