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Category: Depos in Asia

A Regional Guide to Depositions in Asia (updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / April 8, 2021

We receive a lot of questions on what can and cannot be done when trying to depose witnesses located in Asia. So, we decided to put together this regional guide on depositions in Asia as a quick overview on regulations, visa requirements and more. Of course we are always here to help you find unique…

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Can you hold a U.S. depo in China?

Depositions in China: Are they possible? (Updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / March 15, 2021

Handling depositions in China can be a little tricky.  Even though China is member of the Hague Convention, it does not permit the taking of depositions or witness statements (even from willing witnesses) in China for use in foreign courts. These restrictions also extend to remote and telephonic depositions being conducted in China. Beyond being…

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Depositions in South Korea

Everything You Need to Know About Depositions in South Korea (Updated 2020)

Kimberlee Castro / November 23, 2020

Optima Juris has been scheduling depositions in South Korea for over 20 years. Before scheduling your deposition in South Korea, read through these important FAQs: Can I depose a willing witness in South Korea? Yes, but there are restrictions: Voluntary depositions of U.S. citizen witnesses may be conducted in South Korea, provided no compulsion is…

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A Simple Guide to Setting Up a Deposition in Singapore (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / April 30, 2018

Need to schedule a United States deposition in Singapore? Great news – Singapore allows depositions of willing witnesses, regardless of the witness’ nationality. In our latest infographic, we created a really simple guide to setting up a deposition in Singapore. 5 Things to Know Before Planning a Deposition in Singapore Deposition Restrictions. The good news…

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How To Set Up a Hassle-Free Deposition in Taiwan (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / November 13, 2017

If you are organizing your first deposition in Taiwan or just brushing up on what you can and can’t do, this is the right place to start. Our expertly crafted infographic covers just about everything you need to get started on organizing a deposition in Taiwan. What you need to know when scheduling a deposition…

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Important Guidelines For Setting Up a Deposition in South Korea

Important Guidelines For Setting Up a Deposition in South Korea (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / October 31, 2017

Our deposition experts created an easy step-by-step reference graph to get you started for your deposition in South Korea. Click on the infographic below to get a breakdown of the important guidelines: International Deposition Tips: South Korea 1. Location Restrictions: Depositions of U.S. citizens can take place without restrictions or special permission. Prior permission is…

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7 Things to Know Before Traveling to South Korea for a Deposition

7 Things to Know Before Traveling to South Korea for a Legal Deposition

Karen Fahr / October 25, 2017

Traveling to South Korea for a deposition? Get the most out of your visit by brushing up on Korean culture with these useful travel tips. 1. South Korea Passport and Visa Requirements To enter South Korea, a passport valid for a minimum of three months is required by all nationals. Nationals of Australia, the USA…

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Depositions in South Korea – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / October 10, 2017

Are you an attorney, paralegal, or legal secretary who needs help setting up a deposition in South Korea? We have your back! In our latest episode of International Deposition Tips, Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, is excited to share his expert knowledge in setting up a deposition in South Korea. Takeaway Tips In general,…

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Optima Juris Revamps CourtReporterIndia.com

Optima Juris Revamps CourtReporterIndia.com! Helping Legal Professionals Access Reliable Info on Setting Up Depositions in India.

Karen Fahr / September 21, 2017

Optima Juris is inviting visitors to explore its newly revamped website courtreporterindia.com. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing clients to access detailed information and videos on how to set up a deposition in India. Optima Juris’ newly refurbished website, courtreporterindia.com, offers lawyers,…

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Infographic: 7 Tips for Scheduling Depositions in India

7 Tips for Scheduling Depositions in India (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / September 20, 2017

Some countries have a few extra steps when it comes to scheduling depositions. India is one of those unique countries. Though prior permission from the Indian Central Authority is not needed when deposing U.S. citizens – it is required to depose Indian and Third Country Nationals. Another step to know is India requires that all…

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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in India (Updated 2017)

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in India (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / September 19, 2017

Here is the latest official info on taking depos in India, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/India.html Voluntary depositions may be conducted in India of U.S. citizens without permission of the Indian Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention. Voluntary depositions of Indian nationals and third country nationals require prior permission of…

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Case Study: Client Needs to Arrange a Depo in Osaka, Help!

Case Study: Client Needs to Arrange a Deposition in Osaka, Help!

Karen Fahr / September 1, 2017

Preparing for a deposition in Japan may feel like a daunting task, considering that the guidelines are strict and requires those traveling into the country apply for a special deposition visa. But, have no fear with our experts at hand 24/7 we can assist you through the entire process from start to finish. Here at…

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Have No Fear Court Reporter Japan is here!

Have No Fear, CourtReporterJapan.com is Here – Optima Juris Launches New Website to Take the Guesswork Out of Setting Up a Depo in Japan

Karen Fahr / August 30, 2017

Legal professionals now have access to quick and reliable information on setting up a deposition in Japan at their fingertips. Today, Optima Juris, a leading international court reporting agency, announced the launch of its new and refreshed website, courtreporterjapan.com. Unlike most countries, Japan has rules and regulations for setting up U.S. depositions and courtreporterjapan.com guides…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Depositions in Japan (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / August 29, 2017

Planning for a deposition in Japan? We created an easy step-by-step reference graph to get you started. Click on the infographic below to see a breakdown of the main guidelines for setting up your deposition in Japan. What you need to know Deposition Restrictions. All depositions in Japan must take place at the U.S. Embassy…

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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Hong Kong (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / June 26, 2017

Optima Juris covers depositions and arbitrations in Hong Kong all the time! Below, please find the latest official info on taking depos in Hong Kong, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/HongKong.html : In Hong Kong, most voluntary depositions are taken in hotels and offices and do not involve participation by the U.S….

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Optima Juris at Work in Hong Kong [Case Study]

Karen Fahr / June 20, 2017

Every international deposition has its own unique challenges and there is nothing we love more than a challenge. For the past 17 years Optima Juris has been the first and only U.S. firm exclusively dedicated to providing deposition services outside of the U.S. You can say we have pretty much seen and done it all….

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New Website Alert: CourtReportingHongKong.com by Optima Juris

New Website Streamlines Process of Organizing Depositions in Hong Kong

Karen Fahr / June 14, 2017

Optima Juris, the International Deposition Agency, invites users to explore their latest website, tailor-made for the busy legal professional of today. CourtReportingHongKong.com helps attorneys set up depositions in Hong Kong by providing a one-stop source for practical instructions, videos, insider tips, advice, and travel information. Following up on the success of CourtReporterGermany.com, Optima Juris, the…

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Depositions in the Philippines – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / May 3, 2017

This week in the International Deposition Tips series, Kimberlee Castro, Director of Scheduling, guides you through taking a deposition in the Philippines. If you are a legal professional who needs to organize a deposition in the Philippines, this video is a great way to get started. Takeaway Tips In general, you can depose willing witnesses…

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Depositions in India – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / February 16, 2017

Need help conducting a U.S. deposition in India? Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, explains the ins and outs of scheduling a deposition in India. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a depo in India, you will want to watch this video. Takeaway Tips Taking voluntary depositions…

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How to Set Up a Deposition in Thailand: International Depo Tips

Karen Fahr / December 13, 2016

In this segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris we tackle how to set up a deposition in Thailand. Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, walks you through the legalities for setting up a U.S. deposition in Thailand. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in Thailand,…

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International Deposition Tips: Depos in Hong Kong

International Deposition Tips: Depos in Hong Kong

Karen Fahr / November 11, 2016

International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris is back! This week, Kimberlee Castro, Director of Scheduling and Global Deposition Expert, shares her helpful tips and knowledge on setting up a U.S. deposition in Hong Kong. If you need to organize a deposition in Hong Kong, you will want to hear what Kimberlee has to say. About Optima…

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International Depositions Tips: Depos in China

International Deposition Tips: Depos in China

Karen Fahr / October 26, 2016

It’s time for another segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris. Kimberlee Castro, Director of Scheduling and Global Deposition Expert, explains the rules and regulations for setting up a U.S. deposition in China. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in China, you will want to watch this…

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Infographic: Insider's Guide to Depositions in China

Catherine Beeny / September 23, 2015

Are depositions in China possible?  We get asked this question all the time and while it may look impossible, you can get the deposition you need from a witness who resides in China.   Click on the infographic below to see our Insider’s Guide to Depositions in China and feel free to contact us with any questions you may…

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Organizing a U.S. Deposition in India

Kimberlee Castro / July 30, 2015

India is an enormous and varied country with a plenitude of languages, culinary taste and history. As an emerging global powerhouse, India is on track to overtake China as the world’s largest economy by 2030, and projected to grow more than 30 percent in the information technology sector by the end of 2015. As India’s…

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The Insider’s Guide to Depositions in China

Kimberlee Castro / June 3, 2015

China is one of those countries where lots of questions about setting-up a depo frequently pop-up in my inbox.  Although not the friendliest to U.S. depositions taking place on their soil, there are a few ways to get the testimony you need from a witness who resides in China. 1. Basics in China Law Even…

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Optima Juris International Deposition Highlights: Court Reporters in Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Philippines, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico & France

Ian Hardy / April 24, 2015

We’ve been busy, busy, busy providing fantastic deposition services in cities an countries around the world. Here is a twitter look back at just a few of the amazing places: Court Reporter & Legal Videographer in Sydney, Australia Court reporter and legal videographer provided for a major U.S. court case. Court Reporter, Legal Videographer &…

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Deposing a Willing Witness in the Philippines

Ian Hardy / July 15, 2014

Although not a party to the Hague Evidence Convention, the Philippines allows the deposition of willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the official statement from the U.S. Department of State website about taking voluntary depositions of willing witnesses in the Philippines https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/Philippines.html: Philippine authorities have advised the U.S….

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Can I Depose a Willing Witness in Thailand?

Ian Hardy / May 8, 2014

Although not a party to the Hague Evidence Convention, Thailand allows the deposition of willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here at Optima Juris, we arrange depositions regularly in Thailand and are pleased to report a 100% success rate. This is the official statement from the U.S. Department of State…

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