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International Arbitrations in Germany
Visit our Arbitration Resource page to find out more on scheduling a court reporter for an international arbitration in Germany.
U.S. Depositions in Germany: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Germany, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Germany.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Germany?
Taking U.S. depositions in Germany is permissible. However, depos must take place on the U.S. Consulate ground in Frankfurt.
Can depos in Germany take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
All U.S. depos in Germany must take place on the U.S. Consulate grounds in Frankfurt. The consulate has limited appointment slots and may require extended lead times. Conference room plus consular fees in Frankfurt may exceed $1000/day. For more deposition options click here.
Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter Germany?
U.S. passport holders may enter Germany for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Are there local court reporters for U.S. depositions in Germany?
Optima Juris has local court reporters in Germany, which means little to no travel costs for you. Meet our U.S. Court Reporter in Germany, Adrianell Poteet Sorrels.
Can Optima Juris help me set up my depo?
We will take care of all the tricky logistics so you don’t have to stress about the details.
Expert international court reporting services in Germany
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Germany. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.
Germany-based court reporters
Our trusted court reporters have extensive international experience, along with the know-how to get the job done with the highest-quality results.
Videoconferencing and Internet connections are currently not allowed within the US Consulate grounds, but you can conduct a remote deposition by having your witness travel to a nearby deposition-friendly country.
Optima Juris provides reliable and experienced stenographers for arbitrations in Germany. Remote options are available.
Legal videographers trained in the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, so you can be sure that your video record will be taken in a manner consistent with your jurisdiction’s requirements.
Internationally-accredited language professionals with deposition experience and unbending standards of quality.
The only guide you need for setting up a depo in Germany
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Germany is a 6-page PDF that covers frequently asked questions, tips on how to swear in a witness abroad, best options for deposing a witness remotely, a user-friendly checklist, and travel tips.View
As CEO of Optima Juris, I guarantee that you will be getting the highest quality deposition services abroad. We stand by our services 100% and most importantly, we take away the anxiety of scheduling an international depo.
Optima Juris’ 100% Peace of Mind Guarantee*
At Optima Juris we are committed to providing you with the very best deposition services abroad without the stress or hassle. We guarantee that your court reporter and deposition team will show up on-time, where instructed, and that the results (transcript, video, interpretation, etc.) will be at the same level you would expect when conducting a deposition in your home town in the States. If that’s not the case, we’ll refund you fully for the defective service, no questions asked. This guarantee is subject to limitations, exclusions, and conditions as outlined in our terms & conditions.GET TO KNOW US