Does the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) Bar Prosecution in U.S. Courts of Commercial Enterprises Owned by Foreign States?


On January 17, 2023, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v United States on the issue: Do federal courts have subject-matter jurisdiction over criminal prosecutions against foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities, in light of the FSIA? Mark B. Feldman, David P. Stewart, Chimene I. Keitner, Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk, and Michael Teodori from the Washington Foreign Law Society will discuss.

Date and Location

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm