Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof. Dr. Giesela Rühl

Lecture with Peter Hay

On November 30, Professor Peter Hay (Emory Law School, USA) will give a lecture at the invitation of the German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV) and the Research Institute for the Law of the Legal Profession on the topic "Foreign Corporations in US Courts - The US Supreme Court Decision in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway. Co. (2023)". All interested are warmly invited to the event, which will take place at Wagner Arbitration (Hegelplatz 1) at 6.30 pm!

On the topic: In the decision Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway. Co. in June 2023, the US Supreme Court redefined the conditions under which US courts have jurisdiction over lawsuits against foreign companies. Accordingly, foreign corporations can be sued in a specific US state if they have registered or should have registered their commercial activity in that state. In his lecture, Professor Hay will present the decision and discuss its implications for German companies.

About the speaker: Peter Hay has been a professor at the Emory School of Law (Atlanta/Georgia) since 1991. Prior to that, he was Professor and Dean at the University of Illinois. From 1994 to 2000, he held the Chair of Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law and Comparative Law at the University of Dresden parallel to his work at the Emory School of Law. From 1997 to 2000 he was Dean of the Faculty of Law there. Professor Hay has been an honorary professor at the University of Freiburg since 1975.

Professor Hay is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (1984), the American Law Institute (1984) and the American Academy of Foreign Law (1986). In 1989, he received the Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Pecs in Hungary and in 2014 by Bucerius Law School (Hamburg). Professor Hay has also been an honorary member of the DAJV since 2005.