The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Brazil; Canada; Denmark; Egypt; France; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Italy; Malaysia; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; USA
The set of questions relating to the topic of Sovereign Immunity and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
What is the general approach to the concept of sovereign immunity in your state?
What is the legal basis for the doctrine of sovereign immunity in your state?
Is your state a party to any multilateral treaties on sovereign immunity? Has the state made any reservations or declarations regarding the treaties?
Describe domestic law governing the scope of jurisdictional immunity.
How can the state, or its various organs and instrumentalities, waive immunity or consent to the exercise of jurisdiction?
In which types of transactions or proceedings do states not enjoy immunity from suit (even without the state’s consent or waiver)? How does the law of your country assess whether a transaction falls into one of these categories?
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