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Depositions in England, Covid 19

Your options for US depositions in England during Covid-19

Karen Fahr / October 20, 2020

Yes, you can hold a (virtual) deposition in England. Taking U.S. depositions in England is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in England without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Depositions in England can take place remotely, and this is a good option for attorneys who are unable to travel…

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Asia

A Regional Guide to Depositions in Asia (updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / September 15, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … China Yes China does not permit the taking of depositions or witness statements in China for use in foreign courts. Hong Kong No Taking U.S. depositions in Hong Kong is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Hong Kong without any…

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Deposing a Witness in Canada

Discover the Best of Canada With a Virtual Visit

Karen Fahr / August 20, 2020

Optima Juris’ Virtual Destination Series: With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our content team is focusing on virtual destinations to help our clients discover popular cities, attractions and local customs from our most requested deposition countries. Depositions in Canada are commonly used in litigation as they are in the United States making it a very popular…

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Virtual Tour of Switzerland’s Enchanting Regions

Karen Fahr / July 22, 2020

It’s the perfect time for a virtual visit of one of the most enchanting places on earth – Switzerland. Typically, thousands flock to Switzerland each year to enjoy its beautiful landscapes filled with dramatic mountains, clear blue lakes, premium chocolate, and picturesque towns. Let’s virtually journey through some of these stunning locations Switzerland has to…

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Latin America

A Regional Guide to Depositions in South America (updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / July 22, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … Argentina Yes The taking of voluntary depositions of willing witnesses outside of making a formal request under the Hague Evidence Convention is not permitted in Argentina, regardless of the nationality of the witness. Bolivia Yes Local authorities do not permit foreign persons, such as…

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Europe

A Regional Guide to Depositions in Europe (updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / July 20, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … Belgium No Taking U.S. depositions in Belgium is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Belgium without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Czech Republic No Taking U.S. depositions in the Czech Republic is permissible and in general, you…

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Oceania (Updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / July 19, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … Australia No Taking U.S. depositions in Australia is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Belgium without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. New Zealand No Taking U.S. depositions in New Zealand is permissible and in general, you can…

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