https://planetdepos.com We Make It Happen Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Colombia to the Rescue! Deposing Witnesses in South America https://planetdepos.com/colombia-to-the-rescue-deposing-witnesses-in-south-america/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:45:39 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8912 By Suzanne Quinson In the vast continent that is South America, three giants pose a problem when it comes to depositions:  Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador.  None of these countries permits depositions.  Something else this trio has in common?  Neighboring Colombia!  ...
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By Suzanne Quinson

In the vast continent that is South America, three giants pose a problem when it comes to depositions:  Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador.  None of these countries permits depositions.  Something else this trio has in common?  Neighboring Colombia!  Fortunately, for attorneys needing to depose a witness residing in one of the three afore-mentioned countries, Colombia does permit depositions regardless of the witness’ nationality.  Provided the Venezuelan, Ecuadorian, or Brazilian witness is willing to travel, you can move forward with your deposition in beautiful Colombia.

Colombia keeps things simple for depositions, too, making it that much more appealing to depose the witness here.  Colombia is a party to The Hague Evidence Convention, but not a high-maintenance one (that’s you, France), imposing no restrictions or requirements as far as location, and permitting U.S. consular officers or private attorneys to conduct the deposition.  Prime locations in major cities such as Bogota or Medellin are plentiful, and videoconferencing is a viable option if it isn’t practical for attorneys to attend in person.

If attending in person (lucky you!), here are some basic travel notes to remember:

  1. No visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting for under 90 days.
  2. A valid passport is required for entry into Colombia (best practice is to never travel internationally with fewer than six months’ validity remaining on your passport).
  3. Be aware of the exit tax! This must be paid in cash at the airport upon departure, though it is usually included in the airline ticket – confirm with your airline.
  4. Remember these international travel safety precautions.

If attending remotely, remember:

  1. Conduct a test call to confirm the stability of the connection between sites.
  2. Ensure all counsel are in agreement regarding the administration of the oath.
  3. It is best if the reporter, interpreter, and videographer are with the witness to ensure a cleaner, more accurate transcript.

Planet Depos has been covering depositions in Colombia and worldwide for over 15 years.  For more information, or to schedule a deposition abroad, contact Planet Depos International Scheduling at 888.433.3767 or international.scheduling@planetdepos.com.

Suzanne Quinson - Case Manager

Suzanne Quinson – Case Manager

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Taking Depositions in Mexico https://planetdepos.com/taking-depositions-in-mexico/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:30:51 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8907 By Neal Price If you find yourself needing to take a deposition in Mexico, you’re in luck!  There are no Hague Evidence Convention restrictions regardless of the nationality of the witness.  What’s more, you can hold the deposition in any ...
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By Neal Price

If you find yourself needing to take a deposition in Mexico, you’re in luck!  There are no Hague Evidence Convention restrictions regardless of the nationality of the witness.  What’s more, you can hold the deposition in any hotel, office, or conference room in the country.  Basically, it’s just like taking a deposition in the U.S. — as long as the witness is willing, you can proceed by simply issuing a Notice of Deposition.

Mexico has many accessible cities with international airports scattered throughout the country.  There are direct flights from the U.S. to the most popular locations – Mexico City, Cancun, Acapulco, and Cabo San Lucas.  If the city where the deposition is to be held is within driving distance, you’ll only need to find the nearest border crossing and travel to your location.  No need to worry about obtaining a visa as long as you’re not staying in the country for over 180 days.  Just make sure your passport is up to date with a suggested six months’ validity beyond the planned date of departure from the country.  Before you leave home, make sure you check out the U.S. State Department’s website for any travel warnings.  You can also enroll in STEP while you’re on the State Department’s website.[i]

Taking a remote deposition in Mexico

After careful consideration, you may decide that you don’t want to travel into Mexico.  Then what do you do?  You can attend remotely by any one of several means – teleconference, videoconference, or mobile videoconference.  Your court reporting agency should be able to assist you with setting up these convenient remote methods of attending the deposition.  If you decide to go this route, you’ll need to decide if the reporter should be in Mexico with the witness or attending remotely with you in the U.S.  Just keep in mind that if an interpreter is involved, it’s best to have the interpreter wherever the reporter is located so that the reporter can make an accurate record.

If you need assistance with setting up your next deposition in Mexico, please reach out to the Planet Depos International Scheduling Department who can assist you with everything from arranging for a court reporter, videographer, and interpreter to setting up conference rooms for your deposition.

Neal Price - International Scheduling Manager

Neal Price – International Scheduling Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[i] STEP is a program used by the U.S. State Department as a means for U.S. citizens who are traveling internationally to let the State Department know where they will be traveling. The traveler will provide contact information so the State Department can alert the traveler of any travel warnings, or what to do in case of an emergency.

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Taking Realtime Arbitrations in China https://planetdepos.com/realtime-arbitrations-in-china/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8846 By Jade King Though China does not permit the taking of depositions (and there are some great alternative locations in this previous blog), there are many arbitrations that take place. Mainland China is home to more than 1.3 billion people. ...
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By Jade King

The Planet Depos local team set up for an English arbitration recently with nine realtime connections.

The Planet Depos local team set up for an English arbitration recently with nine realtime connections.

Though China does not permit the taking of depositions (and there are some great alternative locations in this previous blog), there are many arbitrations that take place. Mainland China is home to more than 1.3 billion people. And with a massive 160 cities having more than one million residents, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn there were well over 100,000 arbitrations conducted in China last year. Most of these, of course, were domestic and conducted in Chinese, but there is a growing demand for English international arbitration, particularly administered by the “big 4” arbitration institutions: CIETAC, SHIAC, SCIA and BIAC. These institutions have centres in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Currently, including the big 4 institutions, unless the arbitral contract specifies English as the language, the arbitration will be conducted in Chinese. But as these and other institutions move to internationalise their arbitral rules, further growth in English reporting services is to be expected.

China FlowersMainland China provides a complex and challenging work environment, though not without its rewards! A visa is required for any non-Chinese national entering mainland China for any purpose. In most cities, visitors will struggle without the assistance of Putonghua-speaking colleagues. Customs and living standards are vastly different to the Western norm. On the other side of the ledger is the opportunity for life-changing experiences such as visiting the Great Wall, wandering through the European concessions, or eating a fresh jianbing for breakfast as you walk to your hearing.

The local PD reporters team is well versed in the arbitral rules of the above institutions, speaks Chinese, and possesses China visas or return-home cards.  Please contact asia@pd-reporting.com if you have an English arbitration coming up on the mainland, and we will be happy to provide our first-class realtime reporting service just as in any other country!

Jade King - Director of International Arbitration

Jade King – Director of International Arbitration

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Top 5 iPad Apps for the Legal Professional https://planetdepos.com/top-5-ipad-apps-for-the-legal-professional/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:51:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8823 By Mary Lide Your iPad can be used for much more than FaceTime and Netflix. Planet Depos has put together a list of the top five iPad apps for the legal professional. These apps will help make your life easier, ...
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By Mary Lide

Your iPad can be used for much more than FaceTime and Netflix.

Planet Depos has put together a list of the top five iPad apps for the legal professional. These apps will help make your life easier, and make your iPad as versatile and useful as any laptop.

DocketLaw

DocketLaw

PacerMonitor

PacerMonitor

Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance

WestLaw

WestLaw

Rulebook

Rulebook

Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

     

 

 

 

 

 

1. DocketLaw

This free app is handy for figuring out dates and deadlines based on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  When you enter the date of a triggering event (like a trial date), the app will calculate events based on which jurisdiction you’re in. For an additional fee, you can subscribe to specific, rules-based calendars for state and federal courts.

2. PacerMonitor

This is a great app for staying on top of Federal Court case dockets and filings. A companion to PacerMonitor.com, this app makes it easy to view, download, and email case filings. You can even save the cases that you’re tracking so that they are easy to access.

3. Depending on which service you use, we’ve split #3 up into a two-fer:

a. Lexis Advance | b. Westlaw

These apps are companions to the best legal research services. You can set up alerts, access and share your research, and view documents easily. They’re great for staying organized across devices, from your laptop to your tablet and back again.

4. Rulebook

This app is good for staying up-to-date on federal and state court rules. It’s easy to navigate through the different rule sets, which do need to be purchased—and it’s great for accessing the Bluebook. It also has a handy multi-task function for going back and forth between authorities.

5. Adobe Acrobat Reader

With all of the documents you need to read daily, a good PDF app is essential. Adobe does it best—you can easily open any PDF, search, zoom, annotate, sign, share, and save documents. We especially recommend it for reading your Planet Depos transcripts, which are always provided in full and condensed PDFs!

In this digital world we live in, it’s important to be able to rely on our devices to help us out. These apps are must-haves for any 21st-century legal professional—the tools you need are right at your fingertips!

Mary Lide - Case Manager

Mary Lide – Case Manager

 

 

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The 4 Most Challenging Countries for Depositions (And Solutions!) https://planetdepos.com/4-most-challenging-countries-for-depositions-and-solutions/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8451 By Katelin Myers Taking an international deposition can be a difficult task all on its own, but add The Hague Evidence Convention regulations, and there is a whole new challenge to behold! However, with this quick guide, it won’t be ...
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By Katelin Myers

Taking an international deposition can be a difficult task all on its own, but add The Hague Evidence Convention regulations, and there is a whole new challenge to behold! However, with this quick guide, it won’t be all that tricky to jump through the hoops:

Depositions in Japan

Challenge: All depositions must be taken with prior permission (at least six weeks in advance) at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka, and rooms must be reserved ahead of time. All non-Japanese residents must apply for a special deposition visa to attend.

Solution: If you have enough time, you can use the extra weeks to go down the deposition checklist: secure your team, submit a Court Order, apply for your visas, etc. If you’re extremely pressed for time and your witness is willing to travel, taking the deposition in a nearby country, such as South Korea or even Guam, can eliminate the regulatory hurdles.

Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt, Germany

Depositions in Germany

Challenge: All depositions must have approval at least six weeks in advance, be taken at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, and a list of all electronic equipment submitted to the Consulate beforehand.

Solution:  The solution is similar to Japan: either use the time to go down the Germany deposition checklist or travel to a nearby country to take it instead (e.g. Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, etc.).

Depositions in France

Challenge: Prior permission is required for taking depositions in France, and the Letters of Request must be submitted in French, along with all of the details for the deposition (location, witness name, address, etc.). Depositions must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Paris or one of the many Consulates throughout the country.

Solution: Have a location and team ready for the approval, along with backup dates, so you’ll be set to book once permission is granted. Also, to avoid any delays, have translation services at the ready when your request is approved.

Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, Mumbai, India

Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, Mumbai, India

Depositions in India

Challenge: Prior permission is required for taking a deposition in India, and you must have a visa in order to attend (processing times vary). Obtaining a visa is challenging in and of itself, as you need various forms of documentation, including an invitation to enter the country from an Indian attorney.

Solution: If you don’t have time to obtain a visa and permission, there is always the option for the witness to travel to a nearby country where requirements are looser. However, if your witness can’t travel, the deposition can be taken via videoconference with the reporter attending from the States.

 

 

For more helpful tips or to schedule an international deposition, contact Planet Depos at international.scheduling@planetdepos.com or 888.433.3767.

Katelin Myers - International Scheduling Coordinator

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

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Eight Safety Tips for International Travel https://planetdepos.com/eight-safety-tips-for-international-travel/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:42:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8462 By Suzanne Quinson International travel can be a harrowing experience – long flights, multiple layovers, luggage issues, language barriers, and the like are enough to rattle even seasoned travelers. Another genuine concern is safety when abroad. Fortunately, there are resources ...
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By Suzanne Quinson

passport-931882_1920International travel can be a harrowing experience – long flights, multiple layovers, luggage issues, language barriers, and the like are enough to rattle even seasoned travelers. Another genuine concern is safety when abroad. Fortunately, there are resources available which provide valuable information both on avoiding trouble when traveling overseas, as well as what to do in the event trouble finds you. Here are a few suggestions for safe travels.

  1. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security messages; this also makes it easier for you to be found in the event of an emergency.
  2. Review the U.S. State Department Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts online.
  3. Read up on the country you will be visiting for area-specific considerations. You can find this information on the U.S. State Department’s website, where you can also find contact information for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at your destination.
  4. Register with your Embassy. This alerts the Embassy as to where you are and can save time should you need to report anything or require assistance of any kind.
  5. Make sure a responsible party in the U.S. has a copy of your flight itinerary, hotel information, etc., in case of an emergency.
  6. Keep copies of all your travel documents in the event that you lose the originals.
  7. Use your own best judgment! Think of the advice you would give a loved one traveling abroad, and take it yourself.
  8. Take the advice of knowledgeable resources, like those mentioned above, or colleagues, friends, etc., who may have traveled to your destination before. Before you depart, ask them questions about their trips to the region so you have that much more information.

The world, and traveling it, can be very dangerous. Certain dangers are beyond our control, but many dangers can be minimized through preparedness and plain common sense. Once you have gathered your information and taken the recommended precautions, you can enjoy your trip abroad and the attractions your destination offers!

Planet Depos is a global court reporting agency with reporters, videographers and interpreters living and traveling throughout the world. For more safety travel tips and recommendations, contact Planet Depos International Scheduling at 888.433.3767 or international.scheduling@planetdepos.com.

Suzanne Quinson - Case Manager

Suzanne Quinson – Case Manager

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The Impact of the New Administration on International Trade and IP Rights https://planetdepos.com/impact-new-administration-international-trade-ip-rights/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:36:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8717 By Katelin Myers As we finished out the first month of the New Year, President Donald Trump completed his first few weeks in the Oval Office. Critics and supporters alike watched and analyzed every move the new Commander in Chief ...
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By Katelin Myers

As we finished out the first month of the New Year, President Donald Trump completed his first few weeks in the Oval Office. Critics and supporters alike watched and analyzed every move the new Commander in Chief made, while simultaneously trying to predict its impact on the legal landscape.

One such area relates to the sphere of international commercial law. How will international trade agreements and theft of intellectual property across country borders be enforced? The debate continues to grow.

Though his thoughts on international trade and intellectual property and matters have not been explicitly stated, President Trump is known for his stance on “fair” trade agreements and the protection of American property, especially against overseas abuses. During the campaign trail, the President stated, “I am going to direct the Secretary of Commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements a foreign country is currently using to harm you, the American worker. . .  [And] to instruct the U.S. trade representative to bring trade cases against China, both in this Country and at the WTO.”[1] The President has specifically called out certain countries for “cheating” on international trade on several occasions. This characterization seems to be partially in line with the United State International Trade Commission, which found in its 67th trade report that 13 of the 72 countries in trade agreements with the U.S. have violated various intellectual property rights, with another 24 landing on their cautious “watch list.”[2]

Though the President hasn’t proposed specific legislation or taken a clear stance related to intellectual property rights, his “personal and professional ties suggest a pro-patent stance”[3] implying that there “may be more willingness to take investment reciprocity into account (i.e., how China treats U.S. investors).”[4] Some sources also state that there may be an “increase use of trade remedies and enforcement mechanisms, including the AD/CVD laws, anti-circumvention proceedings, and safeguards”[5] and others make similar claims: “The President also has broad discretionary power to grant ‘safeguard’ relief in situations where the ITC finds that imports have been a substantial cause of serious injury to a domestic industry.”[6]

At this point in the Presidential transition, there is still room for speculation and analysis regarding the new administration’s impact on international trade and patent policy. However, with the potential for an increase in international trade and IP disputes, the need to take depositions abroad will likely rise as well.

For all of your international depositions needs, contact Planet Depos International Scheduling department at international.scheduling@planetdepos.com or call 888-433-3767.

Katelin Myers - International Scheduling Coordinator

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] TIME Staff. “Donald Trump’s Monessen, Penn. Speech on Trade.” (2016) Monessen, Pennsylvania. Time. Web. http://time.com/4386335/donald-trump-trade-speech-transcript/.

[2] United States International Trade Commission. (2015). The Year in Trade 2015: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program, 67th Report. Retrieved from https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4627.pdf

[3] Berkowitz, M., Colsher, P., Hannemann, M., Lucas, E, Makin, T., & Purcell, J. (2017, January 23). Predicting Patent Policy Under the Trump Administration. JD Supra Business Advisor. Retrieved from http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/predicting-patent-policy-under-the-47965/

[4] Bialos, J. & Herlach, M. (2016, December 5). The Trump Administration’s International Trade and Economic Policy: Available Options and Possible Implications for Industry. JD Supra Business Advisor. Retrieved from http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-trump-administration-s-26907/

[5] Clinton, W., Lincicome, S., Picone, B., Eglin, R., & Barrett, W. (2017, January 13). Outlook. White & Case. Retrieved from https://www.whitecase.com/publications/article/outlook

[6] Orava, S., Jones, S., Taylor, J., & Byers, B. (2016, November 14). How to Prepare for the Significant Changes to U.S. Trade Policy under President Donald Trump. King & Spalding. Retrieved from http://www.kslaw.com/library/publication/ca111416a.pdf

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KCAB Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee with Expansion to Los Angeles https://planetdepos.com/kcab-celebrates-its-golden-jubilee-with-expansion-to-los-angeles/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:30:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8751 By Jade King For court reporters, especially those working internationally, no two days are ever the same. We could be working on anything from an arbitration about plastic surgery, a court case about corruption, a deposition about chipset patents, or ...
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By Jade King

For court reporters, especially those working internationally, no two days are ever the same. We could be working on anything from an arbitration about plastic surgery, a court case about corruption, a deposition about chipset patents, or a corporate event launching a product. And occasionally, we may even be called upon to undertake a bit of acting. Planet Depos’ Seoul-based reporter, Lisa Feissner, RDR, CRR, CRI, CLR, was delighted to perform a cameo role in a recent video produced by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. This thorough and entertaining video provides an understanding of the Korean arbitral process from start to finish, and includes a mock arbitration. The video, with bilingual captions, can be viewed here.

Originally established in 1966 as the Korean Commercial Arbitration Centre, then expanded and renamed in 1980, the KCAB has a long and distinguished history in the ADR space. There are five key features which attract international parties to arbitrate at KCAB: impartiality; party autonomy; finality; efficiency; and privacy. With its main office in the Trade Tower in Gangnam, and a branch office in Busan, the sixth feature has to be convenience. In 2016, the KCAB also opened its first international branch office, in Los Angeles. As the US is Korea’s second-largest trading partner, this is a strategic expansion that will be of great benefit to US practitioners for resolving commercial disputes with Korean counterparts.

Apart from opening the LA branch office, the KCAB had an exciting year in 2016, summed up in their recent newsletter. They hosted a number of conferences and academic programs, as well as, of course, a gala celebration for their 50th anniversary.

Planet Depos has a long-standing relationship with users of KCAB and our Korea-based team has provided reporting services at numerous arbitrations there. We look forward to continuing this in 2017 and beyond, and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the KCAB and its staff on the recent golden jubilee.

If you would like to schedule our arbitration reporting service in Korea, please be in touch with asia@planetdepos.com.

Jade King - Director of International Arbitration

Jade King – Director of International Arbitration

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Depositions in China…and Disneyland? (Updated 2017) https://planetdepos.com/depositions-in-china-and-disneyland/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:35:30 +0000 http://www.planetdepos.com/blog/?p=1599 Updated by Katelin Myers At Planet Depos, we often receive inquiries from clients regarding depositions in China. While China is indeed a member of the Hague Evidence Convention, depositions are not permitted there. Technically, if one wanted to take a deposition ...
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Hong Kong Disneyland Park

Updated by Katelin Myers

At Planet Depos, we often receive inquiries from clients regarding depositions in China. While China is indeed a member of the Hague Evidence Convention, depositions are not permitted there.

Technically, if one wanted to take a deposition in China, they’d need to receive permission from the Chinese Central Authority; however, that permission is not easily attained. Only one deposition has successfully taken place in mainland China, and it involved a heroin smuggling case in 1989. Further, the U.S. Government was given to understand that that permission should not be construed as a precedent.

American attorneys and other deposition participants should be advised of the real risk of arrest, detention or deportation if proceeding with a deposition in China.

To avoid those risks, there are a couple of viable alternatives for Chinese depositions; one of the most common is to have the willing witness fly to a nearby country, such as Hong Kong.  Once in Hong Kong, the deposition can be legally taken as easily as one proceeds in the U.S.

Now, if a trip to Hong Kong doesn’t sound appealing to the deponent, an easy way to sweeten the deal would be to conduct the deposition near Disneyland. Yes, you read that correctly! Since the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland in Lantau Island, many Chinese citizens have a fascination with the theme park and often are willing to be deposed if counsel will agree to arrange for hotel accommodations near Disneyland.

Besides a potential trip to the Magic Kingdom, there are many benefits to taking depositions in this autonomous territory. From culture to entertainment to business, we’ve compiled the top reasons for taking depositions in Hong Kong:

  1. Restrictions? I Think Not: Unlike China, depositions can be taken anywhere and at any time in Hong Kong. Just like in the U.S., the testimony of a willing witness can be taken at any location (conference room, office, etc.), over any means (phone, videoconference, etc.), and no permission is needed from the government.
  1. Location is Key: As noted above, a witness can be deposed anywhere in Hong Kong, such as at a hotel, conference room, office, videoconference suite, etc. Plus, for attorneys planning to attend the deposition in person, there are many English-friendly hotels to choose from (the tricky thing is narrowing down all the options!).
  1. Where’s the Money?: Hong Kong is currently one of the top ranked countries in the world for business (ranked #3) and is a hub for international trade. And as a leader in the global market, it’s also a hotspot for international depositions, arbitrations, and meetings. For attorneys tackling international cases, don’t be surprised if one of them takes you to Hong Kong!
  1. So Much to Do, So Little Time: Hong Kong may be a central country for business, but that doesn’t mean its all work and no play! Along with Hong Kong Disneyland, there are many other sites to visit while you’re in the country: watch the sunset at Victoria Peak, ride the Star Ferry, hike the Dragon’s Back, explore museums or temples, and much more!
  1. No Travel Fees!: Planet Depos currently has teams living all over Asia and can provide reporter, videographer, and interpreter coverage for Hong Kong depositions with no travel fees. Our local Hong Kong team can also provide logistical support and assistance whenever needed.

So before you book your flight to Asia, check with opposing counsel to see if the witness may prefer to take a mini vacation to Disneyland — or even Hawaii, another great option. With the ability to fly witnesses and attorneys around the globe so easily, it seems the ageless Disney theory is true — it’s a small world after all.

 

Katelin Myers - International Scheduling Coordinator

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

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5 Top Hotels in Hong Kong https://planetdepos.com/5-top-hotels-in-hong-kong/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:02:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8677 By Katelin Myers In a previous blog, we provided some of the best hotel options for attorneys taking depositions in South Korea. This time, we’re heading to Southeast Asia and assembling some of the best locations to stay in Hong ...
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By Katelin Myers

In a previous blog, we provided some of the best hotel options for Hong Kongattorneys taking depositions in South Korea. This time, we’re heading to Southeast Asia and assembling some of the best locations to stay in Hong Kong! Hong Kong’s central business district is a common place to hold depositions and is also jam-packed with numerous hotel options – so much so that it’s a bit tiresome to sort through it all! For busy counsel with little time to sift, we’ve narrowed down the choices to our top five picks:

  • Lan Kwai Fong Hotel
    • The Lan Kwai Hotel offers a traditional experience for any adventurous traveler. This property also has meeting rooms, and it is conveniently placed just down the street from several conference facilities. Room prices range from $166.00 to $702.00USD per night.
  • Gloucester Luk Kwok Hotel
    • A top rated, local hotel for any business traveler! The Luk Kwok offers modern rooms and meeting spaces, making it an ideal location for depositions. Room prices range from $149.00 to $580.00USD per night.
  • Island Pacific Hotel
    • Though a bit farther away from Central Hong Kong, this economical hotel provides various room selections, several business accommodations, convenient dining options, and stunning views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor. Room prices range from $78.00 to $206.00USD per night.
  • Hotel Jen
    • This hotel is a simple yet modern location in the heart of Hong Kong’s historical district. Hotel Jen not only has meeting rooms with teleconferencing capabilities, unlimited Wi-Fi use, and other business services, but they offer tours and other fun events around the city when your deposition/meeting is complete! Room prices range from $120.00 to $375.00USD per night.
  • The Pottinger HongKong
    • With a unique blend of classic western and oriental decor, the Pottinger is a luxurious hotel in the heart of Hong Kong. Not only is the location filled with history and charm, but it is also within walking distance of several conference room centers. Room prices range from $210.00 to $1,224.00USD per night.

For more information on hotels, locations, or any other of your deposition needs in Hong Kong, please contact International.Scheduling@planetdepos.com or call 888-433-3767.

 

Katelin Myers - International Scheduling Coordinator

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

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