53-232.7.  Actions against international banking corporations.

(a)        A resident of this State may maintain an action against an international banking corporation doing business in this State for any cause of action.  For purposes of this subsection, the term "resident of this State" includes any individual domiciled in this State, or any corporation, partnership, or trust formed under the laws of this State.

(b)        An international banking corporation or a nonresident of this State may maintain an action against an international banking corporation doing business in this State in the following cases only:

(1)        Where the action is brought to recover damages for the breach of a contract made or to be performed within this State or relating to property situated within this State at the time of the making of the contract;

(2)        Where the subject matter of the litigation is situated within this State;

(3)        Where the cause of action arose within this State, except where the object of the action is to affect the title of real property situated outside this State; or

(4)        Where the action is based on a liability for acts done within this State by an international banking corporation or its international bank agency, international bank branch, or international representative office.

(c)        The limitations contained in subsection (b) of this section do not apply to a corporation formed and existing under the laws of the United States and that maintains an office in this State. (1991, c. 679, s. 1.)