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Chambers and Partners recognises Volterra Fietta again as being amongst the leading law firms for Public International Law and International Arbitration in both the UK and global rankings. Founding partner Robert Volterra praised by peers and clients as “a real team player”.

Volterra Fietta Client Alert
9 March 2021

Volterra Fietta has been ranked, for yet another year, amongst the leading international law firms by the Chambers and Partners rankings for 2021.  Reflecting the fact that Volterra Fietta has the largest dedicated team of public international lawyers of any law firm anywhere in the world, the firm’s rankings are in both the UK and global directories.  The firm has retained its rankings for both “Public International Law” and “International Arbitration”.

Founding partner Robert Volterra was individually recognised by Chambers and Partners in three categories as one of the “top PIL practitioners” and as a “formidable arbitration specialist”.  Robert retained his individual Band 1 ranking for Public International Law as well as his Band 2 ranking for International Arbitration.  He also was one of the few practitioners to be included, as an outstanding arbitrator, in the newly launched ranking for “International Arbitration: Arbitrators in UK-wide”.

The global reach of Volterra Fietta’s legal services and the dominating size of its public international law team (over those in other law firms) was also recognised by Chambers and Partners’ rankings of the firm and Robert amongst the top law firms and practitioners in the category of “Global Market Leaders” for Public International Law and International Arbitration.

The Chambers and Partners rankings included client and peer testimonials which confirmed the talent and drive of Volterra Fietta’s lawyers at all levels of seniority.  The firm was described as a “formidable boutique” and as a “leader in public international law and expert in international arbitrations”, which is “outstanding” in its dealings with clients, has an “impressive group” and “does absolutely fantastic work”.

Other testimonials noted that “the team as a whole really are extremely international and capable” and have “a large network of firms and experts they can draw upon”, adding that “they work seamlessly with other firms”.

Chambers and Partners also praised Robert’s “outstanding track record acting for sovereign states around the world on complex issues of international law as well as investor-state arbitrations”.  Peers and clients described him as “a real team player” and a go-to lawyer for difficult and complex cases, especially ones that involve challenging questions of public international law”.  They also noted that he “makes excellent strategic decisions”, has “been excellent in the field of PIL for many years” and “combines great knowledge of public international law with a strategic mind and keen ability to understand critical business drivers”.

Together with The Legal 500’s recent repeat recognition of Volterra Fietta as a Tier 1 firm in the field, these rankings and testimonials reflect the dedication and the commitment to excellence of the firm’s highly specialised public international law experts.  The firm is thankful for the continued trust of its many clients around the world.  Volterra Fietta will continue providing them with innovative and practical advice so that they can succeed in their State-to-State, investor-State and commercial arbitration disputes.


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