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Teresa Rosen Peacocke discusses US Specific Jurisdiction over Foreign Parties


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Members of Outer Temple Chambers whose practices are closely connected to our New York office, advise solicitors and UK-based clients on their potential exposure to litigation in US courts.

They also act for these clients to challenge claims that a US court has jurisdiction over them.

In her most recent article, Teresa Rosen Peacocke discusses recent efforts by plaintiffs to expand the definition of specific jurisdiction (requiring a foreign defendant’s US activities to have given rise to the plaintiff’s claim) so that a defendant’s general activities can be linked to a claim on the basis of a ‘sliding scale’.

One such case from California will be considered by the US Supreme Court this year.

To read the full article, click here.

Teresa Rosen Peacocke is an American, called to the English Bar in 1982 and admitted as an attorney in New York in 2004.

She specialises in chancery, commercial and US / UK cross-border litigation, professional negligence, private international law and international and domestic arbitration and mediation.

Teresa practises in London and from our New York office as both an English Barrister and a New York attorney. She is an accredited and experienced mediator, an experienced Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Governor (non-voting) of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.


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