Jure Gestionis Law and Legal Definition

Jure gestionis is a Latin term meaning, by way of doing business. Jure gestionis generally means a nation’s acts that are essentially commercial or private, in contrast to its public acts. Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act(“Act”), a foreign country’s immunity is limited to claims involving its public acts. However, the Act’s immunity does not extend to claims arising from the private or commercial acts of a foreign state.[Sea Transport Corp. v. S/T Manhattan, 405 F. Supp. 1244 (S.D.N.Y. 1975)].