The Primer on eDiscovery in the Asia Pacific (APAC) Region

About this Project

eDiscovery practices and procedures in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region vary greatly depending on the origins of a given jurisdiction’s legal system.  Countries with common law systems, such as Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, have well-established eDiscovery practices and procedures in their respective court rules.  In jurisdictions based on civil law or hybrid legal systems orders and/or directions for discovery are less common.  However, discovery processes in the APAC region are commonly used in international arbitrations, for document production pursuant to notices or subpoenas to produce documents in foreign regulatory investigations, and for internal investigations.

Drafting Team


Susan Bennett, Project Trustee and Principal Drafter, led a global team to create a primer on eDiscovery, region by region.  Originally chartered by The Sedona Conference®, EDRM is honored to publish this primer at the request of the project team and Sedona.  EDRM plans to webify the content and provide pages for each country, much like the interactive state rules for the next version of the primer.  Updates are very welcome for this Version.

Australia Maureen Duffy
China Jared T. Nelson
Tom S. Groom
India Sandeep Jadav
Japan Sebastian Ko
Daryl Osuch
Hong Kong Sebastian Ko
Korea David Kang
Malaysia Gita Radhakrishna
New Zealand Maureen Duffy
Andrew King
Singapore Gita Radhakrishna