In this short video in our Observations series, Andrew Cannon, Partner in our International Arbitration and Public International Law practices, considers state immunity issues. Andrew discusses the restrictive doctrine of immunity enshrined in the State Immunity Act 1978 and describes the steps a party should take in dealing with a state to ensure an effective of waiver in respect of jurisdiction and enforcement.  

For more information on state immunity, please contact Andrew Cannon, Partner, Hannah Ambrose, Professional Support Consultant, Vanessa Naish, Professional Support Consultant or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact. 

Andrew Cannon
Andrew Cannon
Partner
+33 1 53 57 65 52
Hannah Ambrose
Hannah Ambrose
Professional Support Consultant
+44 20 7466 7585
Vanessa Naish
Vanessa Naish
Professional Support Consultant
+44 20 7466 2112