Deposing a Witness in Spain What You Need to Know

Deposing a Witness in Spain | What You Need to Know

As with other European countries, Spain is a relatively easy place to schedule a deposition.  Because it is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts.

Below, please find the latest official info on taking depos in Spain, taken from the U.S. Department of State website http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/legal-considerations/judicial/country/spain.html:


Voluntary depositions may be conducted in Spain regardless of the nationality of the witness, provided no compulsion is used. Oral depositions or depositions on written questions may be taken by U.S. consular officers or by private attorneys from the United States or Spain at the U.S. Embassy or at another location such as a hotel or office, either on notice or pursuant to a commission. If the services of a U.S. consular officer are required to administer an oath to the witness, interpreter and stenographer, such arrangements must be made in advance with the U.S. embassy directly.

Any questions? Optima Juris is the leading provider of U.S. depositions in Spain and we are happy to assist you in any way possible. Please feel free to contact us at any time at: depos@optimajuris.com, or visit our informational quote request page for Spain at: http://optimajuris.com/court-reporter-spain/

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Ian Hardy

President/Global Deposition Expert at Optima Juris
Ian Hardy is an internationally-recognized Global Deposition Expert and President of Optima Juris, the world’s first and only agency exclusively specialized in deposition services for U.S. legal matters abroad. With over 15 years of experience organizing depositions throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania, Ian now brings his know-how directly to the legal community.

Ian’s experience and expertise has made him the go-to source for understanding the issues and requirements for successfully arranging depositions outside of the U.S. As a valuable and active member of the international legal community, Ian regularly gives talks to law firms, domestic reporting agencies, and in-house legal departments on how to successfully set up and conduct legal depositions globally.

Ian is here to help! He wants every member of the legal community to achieve success when setting-up a depo in today’s rapidly globalizing world. So don’t be shy: get in touch with him today!
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