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Depositions in China - Are they possible?

Depositions in China: Are they possible? (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / July 6, 2017

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. Beyond being merely frowned upon, participation in unauthorized depositions can result in serious sanctions, from […]

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International Depositions: What are your options?

International Depositions: What are Your Options? (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / June 28, 2017

Thanks to much better Internet connectivity worldwide and the rise of web-based video conferencing programs, many new options have arisen for conducting international depositions. Although it is always best (and highly recommended) to have all parties present with the witness for the most reliable and clearest record, there are several different cost effective approaches that can […]

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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 : 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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Caribbean Depositions

Your Guide to Depositions in the Caribbean (Updated 2017)

Karen Fahr / June 22, 2017

The Caribbean is a frequent location for U.S depositions, particularly on islands with extensive offshore banking industries. Taking depositions in the Caribbean is a relatively easy process with fewer restrictions than in many other regions. As an added bonus, Optima Juris has local, English-speaking court reporters throughout the Caribbean, so you save big on travel […]

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Optima Juris at work in Hong Kong Case Study

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: 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. 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, Optima Juris, the […]

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Case Study: Help! We need to schedule a deposition in Belgium

Case Study: Help! We need to schedule a deposition in Belgium

Karen Fahr / May 31, 2017

When it comes to international depositions, we have seen and done it all. With our new video series, Optima Juris at Work, members of our team will feature depositions we have successfully arranged around the world. In this episode, Sheree Martin, Global Deposition Assistant, highlights a law firm’s challenge and how our deposition services helped […]

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