Nigeria says it has never sacrificed immunity in the $ 10 billion battle

Law360 (June 15, 2021, 9:15 p.m. EDT) – Nigeria is calling on DC Circuit to determine it has sovereign immunity in a lawsuit to enforce a $ 10 billion arbitration award over a failed natural gas refining and power generation project , and says there is no clear evidence that it ever agreed to submit to such a lawsuit.

The country argued in a brief in the District Court on Friday that U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper made a mistake in concluding late last year that Nigeria had given up its ability to sign the New York Convention when he signed the New York Convention. claim sovereign immunity, an international treaty under which the signatory …

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