Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in Switzerland.
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’re coming at you with another segment of our International Deposition Tips. In this episode Ian Hardy, CEO and President of Optima Juris, highlights the legalities of setting up an international deposition or arbitration in Switzerland.
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.
Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc . 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 Switzerland visit weather.com.
There is no obligation to tip anybody in restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels - or in establishments like hairdressers. If you are satisfied with your meal feel free to round up the amount to the nearest five to ten francs. When in a group leave a larger tip. For a simple coffee or a beer people here will add from .50c to 1fr or so.
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 Switzerland here: timeanddate.com/holidays/switzerland/.
Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to Switzerland. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Switzerland country page or contact the Switzerland 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.
Basel, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, BSL
Bern / Belp, Bern Airport (Bern-Belp Airport), BRN
Geneva, Geneva Airport (Geneva–Cointrin Airport), GVA
Lagos / Lugano / Agno, Lugano Airport (Lugano–Agno Airport), LUG
Port St. Gallen, St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, ACH
Zürich / Kloten, Zurich Airport (Zürich–Kloten Airport), ZRH