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Sovereign immunity and enforcement of arbitral awards: navigating international boundaries

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
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  • February 21 2012

For commercial parties that contract with States and State-controlled entities and then seek to arbitrate disputes or execute on judgments, an increasingly common problem is the attempt by these State parties to raise the defense of sovereign immunity to challenge the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal andor to avoid enforcement of an arbitral award