first gateway for international cooperation is the MLAT (Mutual Legal
Assistance Treaty), a legal basis for transmitting evidence. The
regatoire”, letter of request, or letters rogatory is sent
indicating the information requested, the nature of the request and
the charges, and the legal basis for the charge.
authority receives this, and sends it to a financial investigator to
obtain the information (if possible).
from the requesting country visits the country where the information
is, and accompanies the local investigator, to obtain the
Permission is then
sought from the central authority to remove the evidence back to the
authority sends the information to the requesting country,
satisfying the request for assistance
may need to attend court in the requesting country