Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in Spain.
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.
Need help booking a court reporter or scheduling a deposition in Spain? In our latest episode of International Deposition Tips, Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, explains the ins and outs of scheduling a deposition in Spain. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to schedule a depo in Spain, you will want to watch this video.
As with other European countries, Spain is a relatively easy place to schedule a deposition. Because it is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts.
Spain 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 Spain visit weather.com.
Locals often tip, even if modestly, it is considered polite and the Spanish are sticklers for manners and etiquette. Leaving the small change behind to round up to the nearest Euro is the most common. Maybe an extra Euro or 2 if the service was very good and added value. In upscale restaurants 10% is the usual. Outside the restaurant business, some service providers, such as taxicab drivers, hairdressers and hotel personnel may expect tipping in an upscale setting.
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 Spain here: timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/.
Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to Spain. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Spain country page or contact the Spain 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.
Alicante, Alicante–Elche Airport, ALC
Barcelona, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, BCN
Bilbao, Bilbao Airport , BIO
Madrid, Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, MAD
Málaga, Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, AGP
Sevilla, Sevilla Airport, SVQ
Valencia, Valencia Airport, VLC