Foley Hoag Secures a Victory for The Russian Federation before The Cour de Cassation of France

December 19, 2019

On November 6, the Cour de Cassation, France’s Supreme Court, recognized the immunity from jurisdiction of the Russian Federation and declared inadmissible claims brought by holders of bonds issued by the Russian Empire more than a century ago. 

In 2012, a number of individuals and the International Federal Association of Holders of Russian bonds filed a lawsuit before French Courts against the Russian Federation to claim for reimbursement of bonds issued or guaranteed by the Russian Empire from 1905 to 1908.

The Cour de Cassation’s ruling is not subject to appeal.

The team that defended the Russian Federation before the Cour de Cassation was composed of attorneys Andrea Pinna, who leads Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration practice in the fim’s Paris office, and international litigation and arbitration associate Anne-Fleur Dory, also in Paris. The Russian Federation was also represented by Supreme Court Attorney, Alain Bénabent.

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