6 November 2015
Legal alert: Sovereign Immunity: Russia Adopts a Restrictive Approach on a Reciprocal Basis

On November 3, 2015, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law № 297-FZ on Jurisdictional Immunities of Foreign States and Property of Foreign States in the Russian Federation (the Law). The Law will take effect from January 1, 2016 (Art. 18). By passing the Law, Russia has endorsed the restrictive theory of sovereign immunity entirely, and ruled out the dichotomy  which exists between the Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Commercial Procedure.

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