On 18 May 2021, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) were granted the status of permanent arbitral institution (PAI) by the Russian Ministry of Justice. As PAIs, the ICC and SIAC now join the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Vienna International…Continue reading
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Germany is a popular destination for U.S. depositions. While it is permissible to conduct a U.S. deposition in Germany, there are rules and regulations that you should know before scheduling. Can I depose a willing witness in Germany? Yes, taking U.S. depositions in Germany is permissible. However, depos must take place on the U.S. Consulate…Continue reading
Our favorite tips for hiring and using an interpreter for your next arbitration Language barriers are often a hurdle when dealing with litigation abroad. Finding the right interpreter for your law firm to handle these language differences can mean the difference between success and disaster. An experienced, professionally-certified interpreter can ensure that your arbitration runs…Continue reading
Canada is a very popular locale for deposing witnesses in U.S. court cases. Before setting up your deposition in Canada, read through these important FAQs: Can I depose a willing witness in Canada? Yes! Canada is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Canada without any…Continue reading
The new NCRA Learning Center is livestreaming some of the most popular sessions from Las Vegas as part of their Continuing Education program. The NCRA is welcoming its attendees to the first live and in-person event in more than a year. This year’s event is packed with informative and engaging sessions, networking opportunities, and special…Continue reading
After a year and a half of worldwide border closures, some European countries have started to allow U.S. passport holders to travel to their countries. This is joyous news and here at Optima Juris, we are already seeing an uptick in requests for in-person depositions and arbitration hearings in Europe. We created this quick and…Continue reading
Stenographers play an important role in international arbitrations by creating an accurate transcript of the proceedings. Transcripts can be used to clear up misunderstandings on the exact agreement reached and protect from further lawsuits. Optima Juris has had the privilege of providing amazing stenographers and interpreters on many important international arbitration hearings. Realtime Spanish-Language Stenographer…Continue reading