DIFC Court addresses State Immunity & Riyadh Convention

18 October 2017

In a claim to enforce arbitral awards of over US$2 billion, Pearl Petroleum Company Limited & Others v The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq [2017] DIFC ARB 003, the DIFC Courts gave an important judgment on both waiver of state immunity in the DIFC and service via international treaties. Tom Montagu-Smith QC acted for the Claimants and Michael Black QC and Arshad Ghaffar acted for the Defendant. Tom Stewart Coats reports on the judgment and its potential implications.

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