International Insights in Criminal Law is a series of podcasts covering different aspects of cross border crime.

In the fourth episode of our series, Rebecca Niblock, Partner & Áine Kervick, Associate in our Criminal Litigation team, speak about Overseas Production Orders (OPO).

They explore the following questions:

  • What is an OPO and how is it made?
  • What is the UK / US bilateral data sharing agreement and are there other types of these agreements in place?
  • How is the OPO process different from the Mutual Legal Assistance process?
  • Are there limitations or exemptions on the materials which can be provided in an OPO request?
  • How can an OPO be challenged?

Stay tuned for more episodes in the series which will cover topics including European Arrest Warrants.

Further Information

For further information on the issues raised in this podcast, please contact a member of our International Crime and Extradition team.

You can also find out more about the work our International Crime and Extradition team cover by clicking here.


Rebecca Niblock is a partner in our Criminal Litigation team. She has significant experience in both domestic criminal litigation and extradition, having acted for defendants in a wide range of criminal matters from serious fraud, money laundering and corruption, to sexual offences and offences involving violence or drugs. Rebecca specialises in cases involving cross-jurisdictional elements. She has successfully defended a large number of persons requested by other states, both inside and outside the EU in extradition proceedings at all levels from the magistrates’ court to the Supreme Court. She also has experience in advising in sanctions cases, and in providing advice to those subject to Interpol red notices and mutual legal assistance requests.

Áine Kervick is an associate in our Criminal Litigation team. She has a particular interest in the international dimension of criminal cases and advises individuals in respect of extradition requests. She is also experienced in acting for individuals in internal investigations with a focus on legal professional privilege in criminal investigations and has written a number of articles on the subject.


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