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  • Year: 2019
  • Month: February
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales

London Commercial Court: Service by diplomatic channels is mandatory to enforce award against a State in the UK

06 February 2019 Adrien Canivet, England & Wales; Middle East


In General Dynamics UK Ltd v Libya Queen's Bench Division [2019] EWHC 64 (Comm), the English Commercial Court held that an arbitral award against a State cannot be enforced in the United Kingdom without service on that State of court documents in accordance with s.12 of the State Immunity Act 1978.

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