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21-Dec-2015

High Court decision - The Republic of Nauru

Robert Dick SC, Darrell Barnett and Naomi Oreb of Banco Chambers represented The Republic of Nauru in a recent High Court appeal concerning Nauru's entitlement to foreign state immunity over assets located in Australia. The Republic of Nauru was substantially successful on the appeal. The judgment provides guidance on the proper interpretation of the Foreign States Immunities Act 2985 (Cth) and the Foreign Judgments Act 1992 (Cth), areas of law on which there was little previous authority. The full text of the judgment can be found here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2015/43.html