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About Us

We are the only dedicated public international law firm in the world. Our work positively impacts upon millions of people across the globe: it redraws international borders, settles conflicts and resolves billion dollar disputes. We have one of the largest dedicated international disputes resolution teams in the world. We are absolute specialists.

Our clients choose us to handle their most complex bet-the-company and bet-the-country issues. Governments, international institutions and multi-national corporations trust us to represent them around the world in the highest courts of international law.

We act for States, international organisations and private entities in contentious and non-contentious matters. Our work touches every continent and region of the world.

For more than two decades, our partners have been recognised as leaders in their field and our award-winning team is ranked in the top tier by all global legal directories.

Volterra Fietta brings together the best minds and most experienced professionals working in the field of public international law today. The practice was started by Robert Volterra over 20 years ago. Since the firm formed in 2011, it has quickly become the leading public international law practice in the world.

Recent Accolades

ACQ Law Awards 2016 – Volterra Fietta won “UK Public Law Firm of the Year”, “International Public Law Firm of the Year”, “UK International Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the Year” and Robert Volterra won “International Gamechanger of the Year (Public Law)”.

M&A Today 2016 Global Awards  Volterra Fietta named “Firm of the Year – Arbitration – England”.

2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards Volterra Fietta named “Public International Law – Law Firm of the Year in England”.


2016 Global Law Experts – Law Firm of the Year in England

Volterra Fietta was awarded 2016 Law Firm of the Year in England in the category of Public International Law by Global Law Experts.

29 March 2016

The University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and Volterra Fietta are pleased to announce the advent of the ‘Volterra Fietta Prize for International Investment Law’.  The prize will be awarded annually to the LLM student who achieves the best performance in International Investment Law.  The prize reflects Volterra Fietta’s global leadership in the field of litigation and arbitration before international courts and tribunals.

5 March 2016

Patricio Grané Labat and Suzanne Spears spoke at the Cambridge International Arbitration Day.

In the news


23 May 2016.  Robert Volterra was quoted on the international implications potentially faced by Kenya as it prepares to close the world’s largest refugee camp.  Click here to view the full article.

The Journal of World Investment & Trade – “The Investment Arbitration Practitioner”

Robert Volterra, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli and Maria Fogdestam-Aqius have co-authored a Review Article entitled “The Investment Arbitration Practitioner”, published in the The Journal of World Investment & Trade (Volume 17, Issue 2). Additional information can be found here.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

23 October 2015.  Commercial Dispute Resolution published an article on Volterra Fietta’s hire of Suzanne Spears as Counsel. Please click here for the article.

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