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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

Chambers & Partners 2018 – Volterra Fietta has retained its band 1 rankings in the latest edition of the Chambers & Partners UK guide. The firm was ranked in the top bands for public international law and investor-State arbitration. Robert Volterra was also named as a ‘star individual’ in public international law, and as a band 1 practitioner in investor-State arbitration.

International Advisory Experts Awards 2018 – Graham Coop was awarded ‘Public International Lawyer of the Year in the UK’ in the International Advisory Experts Awards 2018.

The Legal 500 2017 – Volterra Fietta has maintained its top tier ranking in public international law in the latest edition of the Legal 500.  Robert Volterra was ranked as a ‘leading individual’ and Suzanne Spears was listed as a ‘next generation lawyer’.  The firm also maintained its rankings in international arbitration in London and Latin America.

Latest

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.

Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)

On Wednesday 7 June 2017, Graham Coop spoke at a CCLS forum event on “Current Trends in International Energy Arbitration”. For more information about the event, held at Queen Mary University of London, please see the event flyer.

In the news

Financier Worldwide Magazine

Robert Volterra and Giorgio Francesco Mandelli co-authored an article in Financier Worldwide Magazine titled “Increasingly popular techniques for managing the costs of arbitration”. The article is available online here.

Indian Journal of Arbitration Law

Robert Volterra and Giorgio Francesco Mandelli co-authored an article in the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law.  The article, titled “India and Brazil: Recent Steps Towards Host State Control in the Investment Treaty Dispute Resolution Paradigm”, is available here.

Hart Publishing

Robert Volterra authored a chapter on “The Effect of Brexit on the UK’s Trade with Non-EU Member States Under the EU’s Mixed Free Trade Agreements” in “Negotiating Brexit” by John Armour and Horst Eidenmüller and recently published by Hart Publishing. Robert’s chapter explores the status of the parties of mixed EU FTAs, and the scope of application of mixed EU FTAs after Brexit. More information about the book is available here.

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