Sonera Holding B.V. v. Cukurova Holding A.S., No. 12-4280 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Sonera, a Dutch holding corporation, filed suit in district court to enforce a final arbitration award against Cukurova, the parent company of a large Turkish conglomerate. The district court held that it had personal jurisdiction over Cukurova based primarily on the New York contacts of several companies with which Cukurova is affiliated. The Supreme Court's decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman reaffirms that general jurisdiction extends beyond an entity's state of incorporation and principal place of business only in the exceptional case where its contacts with another forum are so substantial as to render it "at home" in that state. Even assuming that the activities of Cukurova's affiliates can be ascribed to it for the purpose of general jurisdiction analysis, Cukurova lacks sufficient contacts with New York to render it "at home" there. Accordingly, the court reversed in part, vacated in part, and remanded.