Long Arm Tactics


The next event in the Herbert Smith Private International Law Seminar Series at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will take place on Tuesday 29 May, from 5:30pm, at the Institute’s concrete bunker, Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London W1.

Entitled “Jurisdiction of the North-American Courts: When Will the Long Arm Reach You?”, the seminar will consider important recent case law of the US and Canadian Supreme Courts considering the grounds for asserting jurisdiction in cross-border cases, in particular J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations S.A. v. Brown (US) and Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda (Canada).

Professor Linda Silberman (Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University), Adam Johnson (partner, Herbert Smith LLP, London) and Alexander Layton QC (barrister, 20 Essex Street, London) will tackle the subject matter under the chairmanship of Lord Collins of Mapesbury.

To book your place, and for other details, please go to the Institute’s website: http://www.biicl.org/events/view/-/id/706/

2 replies
  1. Andrew Dickinson says:

    All of the speakers, and the chairman, are highly-regarded experts in private international law. Although (so far as I am aware) none of them holds Canadian nationality, I am sure that the Canadian case law will be fully explained and analysed over the course of what seems likely to be an interesting evening.

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