• Sovereign wealth funds and state immunity
  • Argentini, Marco <1990>


  • IUS/13 Diritto internazionale


  • The study sheds light on the application of the rule of state immunity to sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). SWFs are Janus-faced investment vehicles established by their parent states to invest public resources in financial markets, with the aim of increasing long-term returns and pursuing macroeconomic goals. The ultimate purpose of the study is to assess if the hybrid nature of SWFs results in changes to the rule of state immunity when applied to them, and whether a generally accepted standard in this regard can be deduced from state practice. The research is conducted through a comparative analysis. It is based on the provisions of the UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property (UNCSI), as well as on six domestic jurisdictions (US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and China) among those that have contributed most significantly to the international debate on state immunity and which host the largest amount of SWF investments.


  • 2023-06-16
  • info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2026-05-14


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


  • application/pdf



Argentini, Marco (2023) Sovereign wealth funds and state immunity, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze giuridiche , 35 Ciclo.