Volterra Fietta is a team of public international lawyers, with a top-tier global reputation in both contentious and advisory matters. We combine outstanding academic credentials with the practical experience of seasoned legal professionals.
We are the only public international law firm in the world. We are the only international arbitration specialist law firm in the United Kingdom. We have one of the largest dedicated international dispute resolution teams in the world. The firm is ranked in the top tier by all the legal directories. In our cases, we invariably find ourselves adverse to the other top-ranked public international law and arbitration practices.
We act for States, international organisations and private entities in both contentious and non-contentious matters related to every continent and region of the world. Our team has a range of practical public international law experience within the governmental and commercial sectors that is unmatched by any other law firm in the world. Clients consistently instruct the firm to handle their complex, high-value, bet-the-country and bet-the-company issues.
We listen to our clients. We think about their issues. We act effectively to achieve
Volterra Fietta hires Suzanne Spears as Counsel
Christophe Bondy interviewed by World Finance and European CEO on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Christophe Bondy interviewed by the BBC on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Patricio Grané Labat publishes chapter in GAR's "The Arbitration Review of the Americas"
Volterra Fietta counsel Giorgio Francesco Mandelli promoted to partner
Volterra Fietta ranked tier 1 in public international law by The Legal 500
The London International Boundary Conference 2015 is open for registration
Robert Volterra chaired Arthur Watts Public International Law Seminar
Robert Volterra and Christophe Bondy interviewed on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Robert Volterra and Christophe Bondy interviewed by Commercial Dispute Resolution
Christophe Bondy interviewed by World Finance on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Graham Coop and Bernhard Maier published in leading practitioners' guide to arbitration
Robert Volterra, Graham Coop and Álvaro Nistal publish chapter in global guide on enforcement of arbitration awards
Chambers & Partners UK 2016 names Volterra Fietta as a top-tier firm for public international law in London. The legal directory describes the firm as an "[i]mpressive specialist PIL firm" with a "substantial investment treaty practice". Robert Volterra is described as "'extraordinarily effective' and 'clearly a leading practitioner' in the London PIL market". He has a "strong track record in representing investors and states in high-value ICSID arbitrations" and is "highly experienced in handling complex inter-state disputes".
Volterra Fietta named Best for Public International Law and Arbitration by the 2015 Acquisition International Legal Awards.
Volterra Fietta is named the top public international law practice in the UK in the 2015 edition of the Chambers & Partners UK legal directory. The firm is described as being "sought out for its exceptional counsel on both the contentious and advisory sides." The directory noted that the firm "[a]cts for prominent clients across the full spectrum of PIL matters, from international maritime law and investment treaty arbitrations to economic sanctions and sovereign debt." Robert Volterra is ranked in the first tier individually and Stephen Fietta is ranked in the second tier individually amongst the top public international law practitioners.
Chambers & Partners UK 2015 names Volterra Fietta to its list of leading international arbitration practices. The directory notes that Volterra Fietta is an "international disputes firm with a specialism in investment and energy charter treaty arbitrations. Counts governments and overseas investors among its clients." It said "Robert Volterra maintains his solid presence in the international arbitration space." Robert is also ranked individually in the category amongst the top international arbitration practitioners.
The American Lawyer ranks Volterra Fietta in the top tier of arbitration firms in the world. Volterra Fietta was the only specialist law firm ranked in the top tier, with all the other firms being full-service, multi-office firms. The list is part of the Arbitration Scorecard 2015, a biennial survey that identifies the law firms handling the most high-stakes treaty and commercial arbitrations.
Global Arbitration Review once again names Volterra Fietta as one of the 100 leading international arbitration practices in the 2014 edition of the GAR100.
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IN THE NEWS
On 24 November 2015, Robert Volterra will speak at The 7th South China Sea International Conference "Corporation for Regional Security and Development" in Vietnam. Robert will be moderator on the session "International Law". Robert will also speak on "Obligation of Self-restraint, No Threat and No Use of Force". For further information, please click here.
On 20 November 2015, Christophe Bondy spoke at the International Arbitration Institute Conference "Treaty Making in International Law". Christophe spoke on investor obligations and counterclaims. For further information please click here.
On 19 November 2015, Suzanne Spears will participate in a roundtable discussion on "Business and Human Rights: Exploring the Contours of a Treaty" at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva.
On 18 November 2015, Suzanne Spears spoke at the United Nations in Geneva during a Forum on Business and Human Rights on "Addressing the challenges that Human Rights Defenders face in the context of business activities in an age of a shrinking civil society space." For further information please click here.
On 13 November 2015, Robert Volterra will participate in a roundtable discussion on "Time for an appellate/permanent system for investment disputes? Assessing the report of the EFILA task-force" at the Scottish Centre for International Law of the Law School of the University of Edinburgh.
On 6 November 2015, Christophe Bondy will chair a panel at the 44th Annual Canadian Council on International Law Conference. The panel is being sponsored by Volterra Fietta and will address minimum standards of treatment in international investment law. For further information please click here.
On 31 October 2015, Christophe Bondy spoke at the International Conference on Changing Dynamics of International Arbitration in India. Christophe spoke about India’s proposed model bilateral investment treaty. For further information please click here.
On 29 October 2015, Patricio Grané Labat spoke at the International Arbitration Speaker Series "ICSID at 50: The Next 50 Years". For further information, please click here.
On 26 October 2015, Suzanne Spears gave the keynote address at a conference in London entitled "Beyond Good Business: Advocating for Women's Human Rights in the Context of Natural Resource Extraction." Click here for further information.
On 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.
On 21 October 2015, The Law Society Gazette published an article on Volterra Fietta's hire of Suzanne Spears as Counsel. Please click here for the article.
On 11-12 October 2015, Robert Volterra participated in the conference "International Conference on Judiciary and Arbitration" organised by The High Judiciary Institute, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Robert presented a paper on "Article 54 of the ICSID Convention and the enforcement of ICSID awards in the domestic courts of ICSID Member States."
On 7 October 2015, Suzanne Spears spoke in Vienna at the International Bar Association's Annual Conference on the topic of "Is there a role for arbitration in the resolution of environmental and social disputes." Click here for further information.
On 18 September 2015, Christophe Bondy spoke at the Twenty Fifth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference "The ICSID Convention at 50" held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
On 17 September 2015, Robert Volterra spoke on a panel regarding Investment Treaty Arbitration at the annual Legal Business Arbitration Summit in London.
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