Avionics v. Nigeria [2016] EWHC 1761 (Comm)

L R Avionics Technologies Ltd v. The Federal Republic of Nigeria and Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria  In this case Mr Justice Males had to decide whether property belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria that is being leased to a privately owned company (Online Integrated Solutions Ltd or “OIS”) was immune from … Continue reading “Avionics v. Nigeria [2016] EWHC 1761 (Comm)”

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SerVaas v. Rafidian Bank & Others, UK Supreme Court, [2012] UKSC 40

SerVaas sought to recover money due to it under an agreement that it had entered into with the State of Iraq relating to the commissioning of a copper and brass processing factory in Iraq. It obtained a judgment against Iraq in the Paris Commercial Court and then obtained a Third Party Debt Order in England … Continue reading “SerVaas v. Rafidian Bank & Others, UK Supreme Court, [2012] UKSC 40”

Gold Reserve Inc v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela [2016] EWHC 153 (Comm)

Mr Justice Teare rejected an application by Venezuela to set aside an order made ex parte that granted leave to Gold Reserve Inc, a Canadian company (“GRI”), to enforce an ICSID arbitration award in the same manner as a judgment of the Court and that gave judgment in the terms of the award. The Court … Continue reading “Gold Reserve Inc v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela [2016] EWHC 153 (Comm)”

HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz v. Mrs Janan George Harb [2015] EWCA Civ 481, Court of Appeal

HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz v. Mrs Janan George Harb [2015] EWCA Civ 481, Court of Appeal of England and Wales The claimant (“Mrs Harb”) brought a claim against HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, a prince of the Saudi Arabian royal family (“the Prince”) for damages for … Continue reading “HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz v. Mrs Janan George Harb [2015] EWCA Civ 481, Court of Appeal”

Chief Nelson Ogelegbanwei (for himself and on behalf of the Oporoza community) and 52 Others v. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Attorney General of the Republic of Nigeria, and Major-General Sarkin-Yarkin (for himself and on behalf of the Joint Task Force in Delta State) [2016] EWHC 8 (QB), Mr Justice Holroyde:

In this case the Claimants (Chief Nelson Ogelegbanwei and 52 others) commenced proceedings against the Nigerian President and the Attorney General (on behalf of the Government) and Major-General Sarkin Yarkin in the English High Court. The claimants are the chiefs of 53 communities in the Delta State area within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They … Continue reading “Chief Nelson Ogelegbanwei (for himself and on behalf of the Oporoza community) and 52 Others v. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Attorney General of the Republic of Nigeria, and Major-General Sarkin-Yarkin (for himself and on behalf of the Joint Task Force in Delta State) [2016] EWHC 8 (QB), Mr Justice Holroyde:”

Joined cases of Benkharbouche v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and others intervening) and Janah v. Libya [2015] EWCA Civ 33 (Court of Appeal), [2015] 3 WLR 301, [2015] 2 CMLR 20, [2015] HRLR 3.

These two cases that were joined on appeal related to employment claims brought by domestic staff employed by the Libyan and Sudanese Embassies in London. The Court of Appeal in this appeal from the decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal had to decide whether two provisions of the State Immunity Act (“SIA”) – provisions that … Continue reading “Joined cases of Benkharbouche v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and others intervening) and Janah v. Libya [2015] EWCA Civ 33 (Court of Appeal), [2015] 3 WLR 301, [2015] 2 CMLR 20, [2015] HRLR 3.”

Mr T Harrington v. The United States of America (2015) Employment Tribunal Judgment, Case 1807940/2013, 27 March 2015.

In this case the Employment Tribunal dismissed a number of claims brought by Mr Harrington against his former employer, the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (“AAFES”) – an integral part of the US Armed Forces – on the grounds of State immunity. Employment Judge Lancaster held that the acts of AAFES as an employer … Continue reading “Mr T Harrington v. The United States of America (2015) Employment Tribunal Judgment, Case 1807940/2013, 27 March 2015.”