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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

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Superior Lawyers 2017 – Volterra Fietta was awarded “International Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year”.

Finance Monthly – Global Awards 2017 – Robert Volterra was awarded “Arbitration and Mediation Lawyer of the Year UK”.

Corporate USA Today – Annual Awards – 2017 – Volterra Fietta was awarded “Firm of the Year – Arbitration – England”.


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

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.

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