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International Arbitrations in Bern
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U.S. Depositions in Bern: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Bern, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Bern.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Bern?
While taking U.S. depositions in Bern is permissible, all voluntary depositions are subject to prior authorization by the Federal Department of Justice and Police. Foreign requests must be addressed to the central authority of the canton where the evidence is to be taken or where the person to be deposed is located. To speed up the process, Swiss authorities recommend that you send a copy to the Federal Office of Justice, International Private Law Unit, 3003 Bern, Switzerland. Please contact us to learn more.
Can depos in Bern take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
Depositions in Bern 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 Switzerland?
U.S. passport holders may enter Switzerland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Are there region-based court reporters for U.S. depositions in Bern?
Optima Juris has experienced, Europe-based court reporters available for your deposition in Bern.
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 Bern
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Bern. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.
Region-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.
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 Bern. 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 Bern
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Switzerland 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
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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