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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Sovereign and crown immunity in Hong Kong

25 September 2011

Recent decisions by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (in the Congo case) and the Hong Kong High Court (in the Hua Tian Long case) regarding sovereign and crown immunity create some important issues which must be considered when dealing with foreign states, the PRC Government and those which may claim to be acting at the direction of a state, including State Owned Entities and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

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