The immunity of states and their assets from the reach of national courts is an area of law with considerable practical implications for both private and state owned entities entering into international energy contracts.

In this panel discussion, the speakers will address the issue of immunity from a number of perspectives, considering key principles of the UK and international law on state immunity, in the light of recent developments. The panel will draw on their experience to highlight how immunity may apply to states, state-owned entities and other international actors involved in the energy sector. The speakers will also consider the practicalities of negotiating waivers of immunity, as well as their key features and implications.

Please find further details below.

Date:    Monday 31 October 2016

Time:    17:30: Registration

  18:00: Seminar

  19:00: Drinks Reception

Venue:  Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG

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Dominic Roughton, Head of Public International Law, Herbert Smith Freehills, London.


Seger Hoytink, VP – Legal Assistance East Europe, Asia and Far East, Eni S.p.A.

Professor Dan Sarooshi, Essex Court Chambers and Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford.

Andrew Cannon, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Paris.

To attend this event, please click here to register directly with AIPN.

For further information, please contact Dominic Roughton, Partner, or Andrew Cannon, Partner.

Dominic Roughton

Dominic Roughton
+44 20 7466 2798

Andrew Cannon

Andrew Cannon
+33 1 53 57 65 52