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’.
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.
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.
Partner Suzanne Spears wrote an article titled ‘Foreign liabilities can come home to roost’ published in the November edition of Petroleum Review. The article can be viewed here.
Partner Suzanne Spears published an article titled ‘Energy Companies Beware!’ in the November 2016 issue of Energy, Oil & Gas. The full article can be viewed here.
Partner Graham Coop co-authored a chapter on “External Relations of EU Energy Regulation” in the Second edition of “Legal Aspects of EU Regulation” edited by Peter Cameron and recently published by Oxford University Press. For further details on this text, click here.
Volterra Fietta partner Graham Coop was featured in the 2 November 2016 issue of GAR providing insights on the Dutch court judgment that set aside the US$50 billion awards in the Yukos case and its implication for investors in Russia and other states that have signed – but not ratified – the Energy Charter Treaty. The full article can be viewed here.
Volterra Fietta partner Christophe Bondy was interviewed Friday October 21 on BBC’s Business Live, regarding prospects for signature of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) after its signature was held up by a regional Belgian parliament.
The BBC World Service’s Business Matters aired an interview with Christophe Bondy 18 October 2016 regarding misconceptions about investor-State dispute settlement mechanisms, and the prospects for signature of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in the coming week. Christophe’s comments can be heard as of 4:30 of the recording, available here.
Graham Coop wrote an article entitled “From Russia With Love?” covering recent developments in the long-running Yukos litigation and their potential impact on energy investments in Russia and elsewhere. To read the full article as published in Intercontinental Finance & Law, click here and scroll to page 16.
Christophe Bondy was quoted in the 5 July 2016 Financial Times article “EU-Canada setback dashes hopes for a quick Brexit trade deal”. Subscribers can access the article here.
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.
Robert Volterra, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli and Maria Fogdestam-Agius have co-authored a Review Article entitled “The Investment Arbitration Practitioner”, published in The Journal of World Investment & Trade (Volume 17, Issue 2). Additional information can be found here.
The University of Oxford Faculty of Law and Volterra Fietta are pleased to announce the advent of the ‘Volterra Fietta Prize for International Dispute Settlement’. The prize will be awarded annually to the graduate student with the highest marks in the Faculty’s International Dispute Settlement course in Oxford’s BCL/MJur programme. The prize reflects Volterra Fietta’s global leadership in the field of litigation and arbitration before international courts and tribunals.
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.
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.
7 October 2015. Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) published an article on Volterra Fietta’s promotion of Giorgio Francesco Mandelli to partner. Click here for the article.
5 October 2015. Christophe Bondy was interviewed by the BBC on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Please click here to watch the interview.
1 October 2015. Christophe Bondy was interviewed by the BBC on the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Please click here to watch the interview.
29 September 2015. Global Arbitration Review published an article on Giorgio Francesco Mandelli’s promotion to partner. Click here for the article.
August 2015. Graham Coop’s and Bernhard Maier’s co-authored chapter entitled “A Comparative Analysis of the ECT and BITs in Light of Evolving EU Policy” has been published in The Leading Practitioners’ Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration. Further information, including reviews, can be found here.
21 August 2015. Robert Volterra and Christophe Bondy were quoted in an article by Commercial Dispute Resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Click here to view the article.
18 August 2015. Robert Volterra and Christophe Bondy were quoted in a Commercial Dispute Resolution article on how investment treaty arbitration operates and why the fears surrounding investment treaties are unfounded. The article can be found here.
7 July 2015. Robert Volterra was quoted in an article in The Guardian on the importance of foreign languages for legal professionals. Click here to view the article.
6 July 2015. Legal Business published an article on Volterra Fietta’s hire of Christophe Bondy as partner. Click here to view the article.
30 June 2015. Global Arbitration Review published an article on Volterra Fietta’s hire of Christophe Bondy as partner. Click here to view the article.
11 May 215. The article, in the official magazine of the English Law Society, is based on a recent interview with Robert. It discusses his role at Volterra Fietta — the world’s only dedicated public international law firm — in reducing global conflict through representing both States and private clients in major cross-border disputes around the globe. The article can be found here.
February 2015. Robert Volterra, Graham Coop and Álvaro Nistal published a chapter titled “Sovereign immunities and investor-state awards: specificities of enforcing awards based on investment treaties” in the global guide, Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards. Click here to view the article.
30 October 2014. Commercial Dispute Resolution published an article on Volterra Fietta’s client winning a significant award in a $1.47 billion claim. Robert Volterra was appointed lead counsel by Malaysia in the case before the Permanent Court of Arbitration. See the Triumph of the Tiger article for further information.
16 October 2014. Robert Volterra was quoted in Commercial Dispute Resolution on the subject of recent awards. These were rendered in favour of foreign investors in investment treaty arbitrations against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (under both the ICSID Arbitration Rules and the ICSID Additional Facility Arbitration Rules). For further information see the article, Exxon expropriation lawful, rules ICSID.
10 September 2014. Graham Coop’s Keynote Speech at the Conference on 20 Years of the Energy Charter Treaty was published as an article in the ICSID Review (Fall 2014). Click here for a link to the article.
29 July 2014. Is Yukos great for the rule of law? Robert Volterra and Graham Coop were quoted in a Global Arbitration Review article on the recent record-breaking award to the former majority shareholders in Yukos in their dispute with the Russian Federation under the Energy Charter Treaty.
June 2014. Graham Coop authored a chapter in Foreign Investment in the Energy Sector: Balancing Private and Public Interests (published by Brill | Nijhoff).
April 2014. Robert Volterra was quoted in the International Bar Association article, Ukraine: clear breaches of international law in Crimea.
2014. Robert Volterra wrote an article on “Dissenting and Separate Opinions in Investment Treaty Arbitration – Revisiting the Debate”, published in Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage, Volume 1 (2014).
16 December 2013. Arctic ownership race about more than Santa and science. Robert Volterra commented on Canada and the Russian Federation’s potentially competing boundary claims in the Arctic.
20 February 2013. PCA decides Indus dam dispute. Robert Volterra commented on the recent Partial Award in the Indus Waters Kishenganga Arbitration (Pakistan v. India) case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
15 August 2012. Robert Volterra quoted in “Masters of the Universe” by Edward Machin.
11 October 2011. Malaysia’s top court issues pro-arbitration decision. Robert Volterra commented on the recent decision.
31 August 2011. Two more expropriation claims against Venezuela. Volterra Fietta represented the Claimant in the Owens Illinois v Venezuela ICSID arbitration case.
16 August 2011. KLRCA Announces Board. Robert Volterra commented on the recent KLRCA initiatives and the prospects for arbitration in Malaysia.