Swiss Court Clarifies Judicial Assistance in U.S. and German Cases

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Friday, September 1, 1989
Author: 
Thomas Waffenschmidt
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 
Recently, the Swiss Federal Court, the highest court of the Swiss Confederation, granted a request for judicial assistance by the United States for bank account documents.  Interestingly enough, the court held so despite the seemingly absent basis for granting such a request.