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Italy – No ‘jurisdictional immunity’ for foreign institutions

Written by
Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo, working in employment law since 1925.

An English language institution claimed an Italian judge lacked jurisdiction in litigation initiated by an employee domiciled in Italy as a consequence of the so-called ‘jurisdictional immunity’ given to foreign states and government entities. However, the Italian Supreme Court rejected the claim, affirming that this immunity does not apply to a claim with only economic content and stating that a decision with only financial consequences would not interfere with the exercise of sovereign powers.

Valeria Morosini
Valeria Morosini
Partner - Italy
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo