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6 Successful Arbitration Stories From Around the World

Catherine Beeny / May 25, 2021

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…

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Your Options for Deposing a Witness in Japan (Updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / May 14, 2021

Taking U.S. depositions in Japan is permissible. However, all U.S. depos in Japan must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.  Currently the Embassy and Consulate are NOT accepting reservations for depositions. They will make an announcement on their website when the policy changes.  You can still get…

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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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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 Greece | Taking Testimony of Willing Witnesses

Karen Fahr / February 17, 2021

If you need to depose a US witness who resides in Greece we have great news – Greece is a party to the Hague Convention which allows the deposition of willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. The official statement from the U.S. Department of State website about taking voluntary depositions…

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Setting Up A Deposition Abroad? Top Things Attorneys Must Know Part II

Ian Hardy / February 17, 2021

Originally published on June 29, 2011. This article was updated on February 17, 2021. In Part I of my article on setting up your deposition abroad, I talked about the conditions, challenges and procedures involved in dealing with international depositions. In Part II we are going to touch upon the logistics involved in setting up…

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Setting Up A Deposition Abroad? Top Things Attorneys Must Know Part I

Ian Hardy / February 17, 2021

Originally published on June 28, 2011. This article was updated on February 17, 2021. Our rapidly globalizing world means that big cases (and small) are no longer restricted to the U.S. when it comes to discovery and the taking of evidence. With increasing regularity, litigation attorneys of all stripes and specialties find themselves involved in…

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