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Sovereign state immunity from anti-suit injunctions

November 22, 2022

UK P&I Club N.V. & Anor v Republica Bolivariana De Venezuela [2022] EWHC 1655 (Comm) provides guidance on the factors the English courts will consider when deciding whether a state should benefit from state immunity and whether injunctive relief can be granted against a state.

State-owned entities and the limits of sovereign immunity

September 15, 2021

A High Court decision provides a helpful review of the position as to when a state-owned entity can rely on sovereign immunity.

Further guidance on the Kalmneft factors

June 17, 2021

A decision by the Commercial Court interprets the relevant principles for assessing applications for extensions of time to challenge arbitral awards, and the reasonableness of acts by sovereign states in such a situation.