Ian Hardy, President and CEO of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in France.
France is a country we know well. Optima Juris started in France in 2000 when a young legal videographer, Ian Hardy, decided to move to Paris. Today, Optima Juris continues to successfully conduct many U.S. depositions in France. In our latest episode of helpful International Deposition Tips, Ian Hardy highlights the legalities of setting up an international deposition or arbitration in France.
Have a witness you need to depose in a foreign country? Wondering how you can administer the oath correctly? There are a number of possible solutions available for swearing in a witness outside of the U.S. Our quick and easy infographic provides some practical suggestions based on our extensive experience scheduling depositions abroad.
We are very excited to unveil our first video from our brand new video series, International Deposition Tips. The entire Optima Juris team will be sharing insider tips, advice, guides, and information about international depositions in these quick and easy-to-view videos. First up we have Optima Juris CEO, Ian Hardy, explaining the first step to setting up a deposition outside the U.S.
France uses the Euro. For more information on currency conversions visit XE. Before you leave, notify your bank, credit card company, or other financial institutions that you are going overseas. Avoid carrying cash and consider using traveler's checks or major credit cards instead (but make sure they are accepted at your destination before departing on your trip).
For the latest weather information in cities throughout France visit weather.com.
Tipping is not necessary, but is appreciated for good service. There are no rules about tipping in France. In nicer restaurants, such as 3-start tables, where the service is exemplary, a tip of €20 is fine to leave.
Imagine your reaction if your deposition had to be rescheduled because of a major local holiday when everything was closed. Don’t let that happen to your depo. You can see a complete list of holidays in France here: timeanddate.com/holidays/france/.
Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to France. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State France country page or contact the France Embassy or Consulate for current entry requirements. The World Health Organization (WHO) can provide their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.
Bordeaux, Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, BOD
Lyon, Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, LYS
Marseille, Marseille Provence Airport, MRS
Mulhouse, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, MLH
Nice, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, NCE
Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, CDG
Paris, Paris-Orly Airport, ORY
Toulouse, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, TLS