Sovereign Immunity 2019

Sovereign Immunity 2019

Pages: 82

ISBN: 978-1-83862-137-7

  • £300.00

Sovereign Immunity offers legal practitioners a snapshot of how the laws of other countries address some of the most common questions arising from: jurisdictional immunity and the domestic law governing its scope; exceptions to sovereign immunity; proceedings against state enterprises or similar entities; proceedings before court and arbitral tribunals; enforcement immunity; debt collection statutes and the enforcement sections of civil procedure codes; property or assets typically subject to enforcement or execution; domestic jurisprudence; the history of enforcement proceedings against states; specific provisions for immunity of international organisations, as well as their enforcement immunity.

Published in July 2019, this first edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Introduction
    • Stephen Jagusch QC and Odysseas G Repousis, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP


  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Russia
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Stephen Jagusch QC, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Stephen Jagusch QC is Global Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s international arbitration practice. He specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, having acted as adviser and advocate in dozens of ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations, conducted in many countries around the world, and subject to a wide variety of governing substantive and procedural laws. A great many of Stephen's cases have been for or against sovereign states or substantial multinational organisations, and he has been lead counsel in many of the world's leading investment treaty cases.

Stephen is recognised as a leading expert in the field of international arbitration and disputes arising under contracts and bilateral or multilateral investment treaties, and is highly ranked by all international and domestic legal publications in international arbitration and public international law. Leading directories recognise Stephen as a leader in his field and have recently described Stephen as ‘one of the most impressive advocates around’, ‘a masterful cross-examiner’, a ‘tenacious fighter’, the ‘maestro of strategy’, ‘one of the gurus in the field’, ‘one of the pre-eminent ICSID arbitration experts in the world’, and praise his ‘finely honed instincts for strategy in advocacy’.

Stephen routinely speaks at leading conferences and seminars, and is widely published on the subject of international arbitration. He won the inaugural (and subsequent) Client Choice Award for Best Arbitration Lawyer in the UK. Chambers and Partners and Super Lawyers both rate Stephen as one of the leading lawyers in the UK across all fields of practice. Most recently, Stephen was awarded Best Lawyer in the United Kingdom for International Arbitration by Best Lawyers. Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was chair of the Global International Arbitration Practice of Allen & Overy LLP.

Stephen regularly sits as an arbitrator and has sat as chair, sole or co-arbitrator in dozens of cases around the world under the auspices of ad hoc and all the major institutional rules, in both commercial and investor-State arbitrations.

Odysseas G Repousis, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Dr Odysseas Repousis is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office and a member of the international arbitration group. His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, investor-state disputes and public international law. Odysseas also has experience in international and EU trade law, trade defence investigations and white-collar crime.

Odysseas has acted in cases spanning a broad range of industry sectors, arbitration rules and applicable laws. His common law and civil law backgrounds allow him to effectively advise on disputes involving parties across jurisdictions.

Prior to joining the firm, Odysseas received his master of laws degree from Harvard Law School and his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Odysseas has also worked at the International Chamber of Commerce and the European Commission and has held research positions with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the United Nations International Law Commission. Odysseas has spoken and written extensively on international arbitration topics, and has delivered lectures on public international law and arbitration at universities in the United States and Hong Kong.

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