Legal risks for non-US corporates

Every term, the US Supreme Court hears a handful of cases that present distinct legal risks for non-US corporates. This year is no exception. When it returns from summer recess in October 2013, the US Supreme Court will hear several cases that have the potential to increase the legal exposure of non-US corporates. For example, in DaimlerChrysler AG v Bauman, a case involving claims under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the court will determine whether the due process clause of the Constitution permits US courts to exercise general personal jurisdiction over a non-US corporation for conduct outside of the US, based solely on the US contacts of an indirect corporate subsidiary…

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