Depositions via videoconference in Taipei

Problem:

U.S.-based attorneys need to schedule depositions in Taipei but cannot attend in person. One witness speaks Mandarin and two others speak Cantonese. They also need help securing a location for the depositions.

Solution:

With a U.S.-trained court reporter and videographer living in Taipei, Planet Depos was able to cover the depositions with NO TRAVEL FEES. An interpreter certified to translate both dialects was also reserved. Due to our unparalleled presence in Asia and great working relationships with many hotels throughout Taiwan, securing a location with videoconference facilities was not an issue. The depositions went off without a hitch!

Document Printing in Suwon, South Korea

Problem:

An attorney in Texas needs numerous exhibits printed, bound and delivered to Suwon, South Korea ASAP as well as a court reporter and videographer the next day.

Solution:

Our bilingual assistant living in Korea promptly provided the attorney with exactly what he needed. With the ability to overcome language and logistical barriers, the documents were delivered to the attorney’s hotel within hours and the deposition began with our local team the next day.

Double tracking in Hong Kong

Problem:

An attorney in California calls Planet Depos in Hong Kong needing two court reporters and two videographers the next week to cover double-tracked depositions and assist with printing voluminous exhibits.

Solution:

Planet Depos’ Hong Kong office staff was able to print, bind and deliver the exhibits, and the depositions were covered by our reporters and videographers living in Hong Kong. The client immediately reserved the same teams for depositions in Seoul, South Korea the following week.

Depositions in Japan on short notice

Problem:

Attorneys needed a court reporter, videographer and interpreter in Osaka for 10 days of highly-technical depositions taking place in 3 weeks.

Solution:

Because Planet Depos has a court reporter and videographer living next-door to the Consulate in Osaka, we were able to cover the depos with NO TRAVEL EXPENSES and NO DEPOSITION VISAS!  A top-notch interpreter with 20+ years of experience translating for IP depositions was also provided.

Arbitration Coverage in Singapore

Problem:

Three arbitrators needed voluminous documents printed for a three-day arbitration in Singapore and notified Planet Depos at the last minute. It was likely to be too costly and time-consuming to print at a business center or print shop.

Solution:

Planet Depos’ arbitration technician was able to print, bind and deliver all the files for timely delivery to the proceedings.

Deposing Japanese Witnesses in Guam

Problem:

Attorneys needed to depose Japanese witnesses on short notice to meet discovery deadline.

Solution:

Planet Depos arranged for the depositions to proceed in Guam, where Japanese witnesses can be deposed without a court order or deposition visas.  Guam’s large American and Japanese population make it easy for both sides to navigate.  Attorneys were grateful to avoid the time-consuming procedures associated with taking depositions in Japan.

English arbitration interpretation and reporting in Beijing

Problem:

A group of prominent barristers from Hong Kong’s Des Voeux Chambers provided a training day in English arbitration procedures to practitioners in the mainland.  They required both simultaneous interpretation and English court reporting for a series of mock arbitration scenarios at the Beijing Arbitration Commission.

Solution:

Planet Depos’ expert Beijing-based interpreters provided simultaneous interpretation for 120 participants, plus headsets and equipment.  One of our Hong Kong reporters, with intimate knowledge of both Hong Kong and mainland practice, provided English court reporting services.

Site inspections in Asia

Problem:

A law firm needed to conduct four site inspections in Asia, with each site being no less than 50 miles apart, requiring significant logistical, technical, linguistic and security arrangements, including travel, which needed to be coordinated with counsel’s travel schedule as well as the operating hours of each plant.

Solution:

The Planet Depos team seamlessly handled the air transportation and hotel accommodations for the videographer, interpreter and legal teams and also arranged for a large passenger van to transport everyone from site to site.  The local interpreter, arranged by Planet Depos, provided invaluable assistance liaising with the hotels in the remote areas, where English-speaking representatives were simply not available.  The entire Planet Depos team worked together to ensure everything went smoothly and plant operations were effectively captured.