Articles

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.

Global Arbitration Review

Suzanne Spears was quoted in an article titled “Could Brexit trigger investment claims?” in Global Arbitration Review on comments made at a conference jointly organised by the University of Notre Dame and Volterra Fietta. The article can be accessed here.

The Times

Suzanne Spears was quoted in an article in The Times titled “Foreign investors could sue UK for billions over Brexit”. Suzanne’s comments, made at a conference jointly organised by the University of Notre Dame and Volterra Fietta, focused on the potential for investment treaty claims against the UK by investors as a result of Brexit. The article can be accessed here (subscription required).

The Financial Times

Robert Volterra was quoted in an article in The Financial Times titled “US oil groups feel Russia sanctions freeze more than Europeans”.  Robert’s comments focused on sanctions against Russia, and the divergence in approach between EU and US companies. The article can be accessed here.

BBC Business News

On 1 June 2017, Suzanne Spears was interviewed on BBC Business News about the possibility of the Trump administration withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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”.

Petroleum Review

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.

Energy, Oil & Gas

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.

Oxford University Press

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.

Global Arbitration Review – Yukos

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.

Intercontinental Finance & Law

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.

VICE NEWS

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.

25 January 2016

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.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

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.

The Law Society Gazette

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.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

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.

Global Arbitration Review

29 September 2015.  Global Arbitration Review published an article on Giorgio Francesco Mandelli’s promotion to partner. Click here for the article.

The Leading Practitioners’ Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration

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.

The Guardian

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.

The Law Society Gazette

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.

Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards

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.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

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.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

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.

 

 

ICSID Review

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.

Global Arbitration Review

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.

Investment Treaty Arbitration

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).