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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 21 Apr 2022

Supreme Court Decides Five Cases, Some of Which Lay Down Markers That Could Impact Future Decisions: SCOTUS Today

Auguring a flood of opinions in the remaining weeks of the term, the Supreme Court decided five cases today. Some of them offer support for the…
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | USA | 15 Mar 2022

D.C. Circuit Holds FSIA’s Arbitration Exception to Sovereign Immunity Applies Regardless of Annulment of Award at Seat of Arbitration

On March 11, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit clarified whether U.S. courts have jurisdiction under the Foreign…
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Jones Day | USA | 9 Feb 2021

Supreme Court: FSIA's Expropriation Exception Applies Only to Sovereign's Taking of Foreigner's Property

The Supreme Court in Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp, No. 19-351, 592 U.S. __ (2021), held that the FSIA's expropriation exception to sovereign…
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Twenty Essex | Germany, USA | 4 Feb 2021

US Supreme Court upholds Germany’s plea of State immunity in the “Welfenschatz” case

In September 2019, Professor Stefan Talmon joined eight other eminent international law experts in submitting an amicus curiae brief to the US…
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Ropes & Gray LLP | USA | 3 Mar 2020

Justices Seem Poised To Increase Cos.' Liability Overseas

For corporations that are increasingly targets of lawsuits seeking to impose retroactive liability for their overseas activities, the Feb. 24 oral…
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Baker McKenzie | Switzerland, USA | 21 Nov 2019

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. District court rejects that objects seized pursuant to valid search and seizure warrants were taken in violation of international law so no exception to sovereign immunity applied.

Aboutaam v. L'Office Federale de la Culture de la Confederation Suisse, No. 1:18-cv-08248 (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 24, 2019) [click for opinion] Plaintiff…
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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP | USA | 11 Nov 2019

No Blanket Immunity for International Organizations

In a 7-1 vote reversing a decision by the D.C. Circuit, the Supreme Court in Jam v. International Finance Corp. (case number 17-1011) recently held…
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Winston & Strawn LLP | Germany, USA | 24 Oct 2019

Genetic Veterinary Sciences v. Laboklin Gmbh & Co. KG, No. 2018-2056 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 9, 2019)

Sending a cease-and-desist letter along with licensing a patent in the U.S. can confer personal jurisdiction even over a foreign sovereign; detecting…
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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | Global, USA | 6 Aug 2019

Third Circuit Affirms Crystallex Attachment of Citgo Shares

This month, we focus on the latest decision in the ongoing saga of Crystallex International Corporation versus Venezuela…
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