If a defendant is in another country, the rules of the forum court must yield to doctrines of international and foreign law. Plaintiffs cannot simply call a process server in the foreign country to deliver a summons. In fact, private process servers do not even exist in much of the world. Viking Advocates can help plaintiff’s counsel to properly serve, and can help defense counsel in formulating the right strategy following purported service.
For a wealth of information on the procedures applicable to serving abroad, visit The Hague Law Blog.