October 2014 – Partner Andy Frischknecht was part of a panel organized by the Knowledge Group that explored the application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which establishes limitations on suits in U.S. federal or state courts against foreign sovereign nations and institutions. The panel took a practical look at the Act and how it affects the execution of judgments against foreign governments and their instrumentalities. They discussed who can be sued and in which courts, what constitutes a “foreign state”, the presumptions of immunity and their exceptions, and liabilities, damages, and enforcement proceedings.
Andy has been a partner since 2013 and has experience representing sovereigns and sovereign instrumentalities in high profile litigation in the U.S. Please click here to learn more about Andy’s experience.