Panel speaks on international and private law implications of the creation of new States

With the question of independence on the agenda in Scotland and Kurdistan to name only two, the possible creation of new states has potentially significant ramifications for business, and particularly investments, risk assessments and contracts. Today a panel comprised of Akok Manyuat Madut, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan, Greg Marten, Associate General Counsel, Shell International B.V., Dominic Roughton, Global Head of Public International Law, and Andrew Cannon, Partner, addressed attendees from a number of different industries and national governments on issues pertaining to state succession.

Drawing on their own experiences, the panel considered: the process and challenges of achieving statehood; the practical and legal effects of state succession from the point of view of those who invest and do business where a new state has been, or may be, created; how states and governments are recognised; the consequences of state continuity and state succession; the private law implications of the creation of a new state on existing contracts; and how land and maritime boundaries can be drawn in the event of independence.

For further information about these issues, please contact Dominic Roughton or Andrew Cannon, or any other member of Public International Law Group at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Dominic Roughton
Dominic Roughton
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Andrew Cannon
Andrew Cannon
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