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The INTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1979

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6.—(1) Within the scope of its official activities the Organisation shall have immunity from suit and legal process except:

(a)to the extent that the Director General shall have expressly waived such immunity in a particular case;

(b)in respect of its commercial activities;

(c)in respect of a civil action by a third party for damage arising from an accident caused by a motor vehicle or other means of transport belonging to, or operated on behalf of, the Organisation, or in respect of a traffic offence involving such a vehicle;

(d)in the event of the attachment or, in Scotland, arrestment, pursuant to the order of a court of law, of the salaries and emoluments owed by the Organisation to a staff member;

(e)in respect of a counter-claim directly connected with proceedings instituted by the Organisation;

(f)in respect of the enforcement of an arbitration award made under Article XVIII of the Agreement or Article 20 of the Operating Agreement; and

(g)in respect of the expropriation of real or, in Scotland, heritable property for public purposes and subject to prompt payment of fair compensation.

(2) Paragraph (1) of this Article shall not prevent the taking of such measures as may be permitted by law in relation to the property and assets of the Organisation in so far as they may be temporarily necessary in connection with the prevention and investigation of accidents involving motor vehicles or other means of transport belonging to, or operated on behalf of, the Organisation.

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