International Depo Tips: Depositions in Italy, Can They Happen?

It’s that time again. In this segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris, Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, shares the rules and regulations for setting up a U.S. deposition in Italy. If you are planning a deposition in Italy you will want to watch this video for tips on how to get started.

Basics for setting up a deposition in Italy

Video takeaway points for scheduling a court reporter in Italy

1. Are their any deposition restrictions in Italy?

    • Good news – US depositions in Italy is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Italy without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts.

2. Where can the deposition be taken? Depositions in Italy can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.

3. How far in advance should you schedule your deposition? Give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks to plan. The further you plan ahead, the more likely it is that you will be able to locate and book the right professionals for your deposition.

4. Are there court reporters in Italy for U.S. depositions? Optima Juris has local court reporters in Italy, which means little to no travel costs for you.

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