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ABOUT US

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 boutique 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
their objectives.

RECENT ACCOLADES

Patricio Grané Labat was ranked in the latest Chambers & Partners Global and Latin America Directories, which described Patricio as a "skilled and experienced lawyer who knows exactly what to expect and anticipates the required course of action".

Volterra Fietta retains its first tier ranking in public international law in the 2014 edition of the Chambers & Partners legal directory. "Praised for its boundary dispute and investment treaty arbitration work", Volterra Fietta is known for being a "[m]ultilingual team handling a broad caseload that includes both contentious and non-contentious matters". Robert Volterra and Stephen Fietta are also both individually ranked amongst the top public international law practitioners.

Chambers & Partners UK 2014 names Volterra Fietta to its list of leading international arbitration practices. "Robert Volterra is 'very smart', sources say" and "is well liked as an advocate". "Stephen Fietta is highly acclaimed in the market". Robert Volterra and Stephen Fietta are also both individually ranked in the category.

Volterra Fietta retains its top tier ranking in public international law in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK directory ranking.

The Legal 500 names Volterra Fietta to its list of "highly commended" dispute resolution specialist firms in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2013. Volterra Fietta is the only public international law specialist firm to make the highly commended list.

The American Lawyer ranks Volterra Fietta amongst the "Top 10 Arbitration Firms" in the world. The list is part of the Arbitration Scorecard 2013, 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 GAR100 2013.

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IN THE NEWS

On 26 June 2014, Stephen Fietta chaired a panel at the Global Arbitration Review "GAR Live" conference in Istanbul. The panel discussed modern trends in international investment arbitration, with a particular focus on recent decisions in claims involving Turkey and Turkish investors.

On 9 May 2014, Robert Volterra spoke at the event Celebrating Canada as a Place of Arbitration. Click here for more details about the event.

On 6 May 2014, Robert Volterra chaired a seminar on "The ICJ Judgment in Australia v Japan (Antarctic Whaling): Implications for International Law and Litigation". This event is part of the Arthur Watts public international law seminar series, sponsored by Volterra Fietta in collaboration with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (click here for more details).

On 1 April 2014, Graham Coop spoke at a seminar on "International Energy Law: Russia and Europe". This event was part of the Arthur Watts public international law seminar series, sponsored by Volterra Fietta in collaboration with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (click here for more details).

Patricio Grané Labat moderated a panel on Business Opportunities at the UK-Central American New Business Opportunities Conference on 5 March 2014. Click here for more information about the conference. Click here for a photograph of the panel.

Graham Coop was the Keynote Speaker at the Conference on 20 Years of the Energy Charter Treaty on 7 March 2014. His Keynote Speech gave an overview and assessment of the 20 years since the Energy Charter Treaty was signed. The Conference took place at the ICSID/World Bank Offices in Paris. Click here for the Conference Programme.

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