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Giorgio Francesco Mandelli promoted to partner at Volterra Fietta

Volterra Fietta Client Alert
30 September 2015

Public international law firm Volterra Fietta has today announced the promotion of counsel Giorgio Francesco Mandelli to partner, which will take effect on 1 November 2015.

An expert in complex, high-value international dispute resolution, Giorgio has extensive experience representing sovereign States, State-owned companies and private parties in international dispute resolution proceedings, as well as in non-contentious matters under public international law. Giorgio has particular sector expertise in energy and natural resources, financial services and joint ventures.

VF constantly challenges itself to develop its position in the global market as the world-leader in public international law contentious and advisory work. The firm is ranked in the top tier in all the legal directories. It is recognised as delivering effective and client-centred legal services. Giorgio’s promotion reflects the firm’s commitment to fostering talent and excellence.

Giorgio has more than ten years’ experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution, including four years at a global US firm and eight years in the London and New York offices of a UK ‘Magic Circle’ law firm, where he was counsel.

During his time at Volterra Fietta, Giorgio has acted for clients in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, including under the ICSID, SCC, ICC and LCIA Rules. Most recently, Giorgio has worked on a number of high-profile investment disputes involving Latin American and European States arising under bilateral investment treaties, foreign investment laws and contracts.

Commenting on the promotion, co-founder Robert Volterra said:

“We are delighted to welcome Giorgio into the partnership at Volterra Fietta. He is a talented lawyer and clients love working with him; at the same time, he is a fun member of the VF team. His addition to the partnership demonstrates our commitment to growth through internal promotions from our team of talented associates and counsel, as well as through high quality lateral hires.”

Giorgio Mandelli said:

“At Volterra Fietta, my exposure to complex and challenging work across the spectrum of public international law has been second to none. I am thrilled to be joining the partnership and I look forward to furthering my career here. It will be a privilege not only to help to build on the firm’s successes to date, but also to contribute to the firm’s exciting vision for the future.”

Giorgio, an Italian national, is qualified as a solicitor-advocate in England and Wales and as an attorney in New York. A graduate of Princeton University, Giorgio obtained his law degree from the University of Oxford and an LL.M. (International Legal Studies) from New York University School of Law. He speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish.

The partnership of the firm boasts a broad array of skills and experiences, practicing public international law and arbitration at the highest level.

Please click here for an article published by The Global Arbitration Review on the promotion of Giorgio Mandelli to partner.