State immunity

Publication February 2017

How state immunity affects litigation and enforcement across the globe

When can a state claim immunity from legal proceedings and enforcement of a judgment in courts that are not its own? Most legal systems recognize that, at least in some circumstances, the courts are not the appropriate forum for resolving disputes involving states. In the worst case scenario, this can leave a creditor without a remedy against a defaulting state.

We have produced a global guide to ‘State immunity’ as part of our NRF Institute, which sets out the essential information needed by financial institutions lending to, or by corporates transacting with, sovereign entities. It contains answers to the key questions presented country by country and in a comparative format.

You can use the guide to:

  • Navigate a map of the globe and choose the jurisdiction/s you wish to read about
  • Create and customise your own comparative reports in countries where you have a presence
  • Opt to receive email alerts when the laws change in the jurisdictions of interest.

For state immunity advice please speak to your usual Norton Rose Fulbright contact or one of the core team members listed below.

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