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About Us

Volterra Fietta is an elite global law firm that is specialised entirely in public international law. 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 region of the world.

For more than two decades, our partners have been recognised as leaders in their field. Our award-winning team is ranked in the top tier by all global legal directories. We help our clients succeed by participating with them in a collaborative effort.

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

Lawyer International – Legal 100 – 2017 – Volterra Fietta was awarded “Firm of the Year – Arbitration – England”.

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 – Robert Volterra was named public international law “Lawyer of the Year” for London.

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 – Robert Volterra was selected in a peer-review survey for inclusion in the sixth edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom. Robert was selected by peers in the practice areas of public international law, international arbitration and arbitration and mediation.


Our new Mortimer Street offices

In May 2016, Volterra Fietta relocated its growing practice to premier office space in Fitzrovia. Click the image below for a tour of our new office.

LONDON, UK. JUNE 10, 2016: Volterra Fietta's new office re-shoot.

University of Oxford

On 17 March 2017 Robert Volterra spoke at the ‘Negotiating Brexit’ conference at St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.  The conference brought together leading academics, practitioners and policymakers who are involved in ‘Negotiating Brexit’.  For more information, please see the event flyer here.

2017 London International Boundary Conference

Volterra Fietta and King’s College London will host the 3rd London International Boundary Conference (LIBC) on 5-6 June 2017 at King’s College. The event will provide insights and talks from leading minds on international boundary and sovereignty issues. Volterra Fietta and King’s College are also proud to introduce the LIBC Scholarship, which will be awarded to six (6) chosen applicants in public service and graduate enrolment. For information and to register for this event click here.

In the news

Oxford Business Law Blog

Following Robert’s participation in the ‘Negotiating Brexit’ conference at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford on 17 March 2017, a summary of his comments has been published on the Oxford Business Law Blog. Robert’s contribution, available here, focuses on ‘The Impact of Brexit on the UK’s Trade with Non-EU Member States Under the EU’s Mixed Free Trade Agreements’.

Financial Times

26 January 2017 – Christophe Bondy was quoted in a Financial Times article discussing how uncertainty about the UK’s post-Brexit access to EU markets may affect a proposed US-UK trade deal. To read the article, titled ‘Europe looms large over Trump-May talks: Meeting between US and UK leaders will hold message for Brussels on Brexit and trade’, click here.

The Guardian

29 November 2016 – Christophe Bondy was quoted in an article in The Guardian titled “The ‘Canadian model’: why Ceta isn’t a blueprint for Brexit”. Click here to view the article.

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