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International Arbitrations in Hong Kong
Visit our Arbitration Resource page to find out more on scheduling a court reporter for an international arbitration in Hong Kong.
U.S. Depositions in Hong Kong: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Hong Kong, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Hong Kong.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, consular officers may take voluntary depositions of U.S. citizen witnesses without prior permission from Hong Kong authorities. Consistent with Hong Kong’s declarations and reservations regarding the Hague Evidence Convention, consular officers are prohibited from taking voluntary depositions of non-U.S. citizen witnesses. As an alternative, if prior permission is granted by Hong Kong’s Competent Authority, voluntary depositions may be conducted by commissioners in Hong Kong regardless of the nationality of the witness, provided no compulsion is used.
Can depos in Hong Kong take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
Depositions in Hong Kong can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.
Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter Hong Kong?
U.S. passport holders may enter Hong Kong for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Are there court reporters in Hong Kong for U.S. depositions?
Optima Juris has local court reporters in Hong Kong, which means little to no travel costs for you.
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 Hong Kong
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Hong Kong. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.
Local 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.
Remote depositions allow attorneys to conduct international depositions without the cost or hassle of traveling to the witness. There are 2 types of remote depositions: Court Reporter with the Witness AND Court Reporter NOT with the Witness.
Optima Juris provides reliable and experienced stenographers for arbitrations in Hong Kong. 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.
Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Hong Kong
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Hong Kong 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