MIAMI—The Commercial and Business Litigation section of the American Bar Association published an article written by Jorge A. Mestre titled Remembrance of Rules Past: Rule 44.1 at Motion to Dismiss Stage.

The article discusses De Fontbrune v. Wofsy, which held that courts may consider any relevant material or source in making foreign-law determinations at the motion to dismiss stage. The article also addresses the practical implications that this decision will have for cross-border disputes brought in the United States. Please click here to read the publication.

Mestre’s practice is focused exclusively on commercial litigation, including international arbitration and litigation. He has litigated domestic and international arbitration matters in both English and Spanish.


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