A federal judge in New Jersey recently granted an ex parte application for issuance of subpoenas for use in a London arbitration. The court’s basis for the ruling was 28 U.S.C.A. § 1782, the federal statute titled “Assistance to Foreign and International Tribunals and to Litigants Before Such Tribunals.” Without discussion, the court concluded that a proceeding before the London Maritime Arbitrators Association constitutes a “foreign tribunal” for the statute’s purposes. The court found that all of the statutory factors had been met and that the discretionary factors weighed in favor of issuing the subpoenas. In re Application of Owl Shipping, LLC & Oriole Shipping, LLC, No. 14-5655, 2014 WL 5320192 (D.N.J. filed Oct. 17, 2014).