Litigating Claims over Foreign Government-Owned Corporations under the Commercial Activities Exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Harjani, Sunil R. | January 1, 1999

First, this article will examine the way courts have dealt with suits against FGOCs claiming immunity under the FSIA. Second, this article will argue that obtaining jurisdiction over a FGOC has become relatively easy under the FSIA due to the way courts have applied the commercial activities exception in recent decisions. Third, this article will suggest methods for United States and foreign businesses to avoid difficulties in obtaining jurisdiction over FGOCs. Finally, this article will advocate that FGOCs should no longer be provided sovereign immunity under U.S. law.