MEDIA
January 24, 2020

Discovery and Extradition Defense: A Canadian View

Published in: New York Law Journal |

Vera Kachnowski and Jolene LaVigne-Albert discuss the January 2020 decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to grant additional discovery to Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, who was arrested in British Columbia in December 2018 at the request of the United States in connection with fraud and Iranian sanctions-related charges in the Eastern District of New York. The decision provides insight into the standards for obtaining discovery in Canadian extradition proceedings—a more formal test with potentially wider scope than the discovery typically available in extradition hearings in the United States.