Australian banks in New York and the risk of exposure to legal proceedings in the United States

21 November 2014

The year 2014 has seen three key decisions by US courts clarifying the extent to which non-US banks that maintain a branch in New York can be sued in the United States.

With a number of Australian banks now having a branch or office presence in New York, these recent cases confirm that Australian banks have a solid legal basis for resisting subpoenas, court orders and the like served only on their New York offices, but which seek documents and/or assets held outside the United States.

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