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Appellant Stefano Pessina brings this appeal from the district court’s denial of his special appearance. Pessina contends the district court erred by (1) denying his special appearance, (2) holding Texas has specific jurisdiction over him, (3) determining that the exercise of personal jurisdiction would not offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice, and (4) failing to hold that the fiduciary shield doctrine applied to Pessina’s acts. *fn1 We will affirm the district court’s order.

BACKGROUND

Pessina, a resident of Monaco and citizen of Italy, represented Alliance Unichem (“Alliance”), an English corporation, in investment negotiations with Rx.com, an Austin corporation formerly owned and controlled by the Rossons. Pessina traveled to Texas five times within a span of two years to meet with Joe Rosson concerning business dealings between Alliance and Rx.com. Rosson alleges that, as a result of those meetings and certain assurances made by Pessina, Rosson entered into a course of dealings ultimately culminating in Rx.com’s insolvency. Alliance assumed ownership of Rx.com as a result of its creditor status with the company. The Rossons initially brought suit against Alliance and other corporate defendants and later amended their pleadings to include Pessina individually. Pessina filed a special appearance, which the district court denied. Pessina now brings this interlocutory appeal.

 
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