ETI Euro Telecom International Nv v Republic of Bolivia and Another: CA 28 Jul 2008

The parties were involved in an international investment dispute arbitration. An injunction had been sought to prevent repatriation of assets to Bolivia.
Held: The international system of arbitration was not subject to any national law and did not therefore amount to legal proceedings which would be capable of supporting the sort of relief claimed. The injunction should not have been granted and would not be restored. Additionally the state of Bolivia was entitled to state immunity under the 1978 Act.
Lord Justice Tuckey, Lord Justice Lawrence Collins and Lord Justice Stanley Burnton
[2008] EWCA Civ 880
Bailii, Times
Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act 1966, Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (Interim Relief) Order 1997 (SI 1997 No 302), State Immunity Act 1978
England and Wales
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Updated: 09 February 2021; Ref: scu.271141