Jurisdiction of North-American Courts: When Will the Long Arm Reach You?
Tuesday 29 May 2012 17:30 to 19:00
LocationBritish Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Chair: Lord Collins of Mapesbury, former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Professor Linda Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University
Adam Johnson, Herbert Smith LLP, London
Alexander Layton QC, 20 Essex Street, London
What is this event about?
This event discusses recent case law of the US and the Canadian Supreme Courts. The US Supreme Court decisions J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations S.A. v. Brown as well as the Canadian case Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda clarify the conditions under which North-American courts can assume jurisdiction over foreign businesses. The decisions are important for litigation practitioners and those doing business overseas. They will be presented, discussed and commented upon from a US, UK and EU perspective.
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