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Client Alert: “Without doubt the leading firm in public international law” – Volterra Fietta again tops leading law firm rankings

Volterra Fietta Client Alert
30 January 2023

Without doubt the leading firm in public international law”:

Volterra Fietta and its lawyers at all levels again top the rankings in the world’s leading independent law firm directories, including Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

For yet another year, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 have both recognised Volterra Fietta as the leading firm for Public International Law and International Arbitration.  Volterra Fietta has never been listed as less than in the top Band or Tier 1 for public international law by the major legal directories since the firm was founded, over ten years ago.  Volterra Fietta lawyers also continue to receive personal recognition for their excellence from other directories, such as Euromoney’s 2022 Expert Guides.

This year, as for more than two decades, Volterra Fietta and partner Robert Volterra’s practice were again ranked as Band 1 in Public International Law in the 2023 Chambers & Partners rankings and Tier 1 in the same category in the 2023 Legal 500 rankings.

Volterra Fietta received the highest ranking, Band 1, in Chambers & Partners for Public International Law.  It was also ranked in Chambers & Partners for International Arbitration.  The directory and Volterra Fietta clients gave positive feedback about the firm, such as:

Deep expertise in contentious and advisory public international law matters as well as commercial and investor-state disputes

Excellent advice and support”

Level of service and responsiveness is impeccable

Strategic and creative advice on complicated matters

Extremely knowledgeable about the ICSID conventions and BITs

I am always impressed with the depth and breadth of analysis and research Volterra Fietta brings to matters

Partner Robert Volterra was personally included in Chambers & Partners’ “Star Individuals” category for Public International Law.  He is the only lawyer to hold both “Star Individual” ranking and Band 1 ranking in the category “International Arbitration: Arbitrators”.  Chambers & Partners describes Robert as “one of the country’s top PIL practitioners”, “a formidable arbitration specialist with long-standing expertise in investor-state arbitration” and “experienced in acting as both counsel and arbitrator”.  It singles out Robert’s “outstanding track record acting for sovereign states around the world” as well as his “encyclopaedic knowledge of the law” and “very strong sense for strategy and tactics”.

Likewise, this year, as for more than two decades, Volterra Fietta and Robert Volterra’s practice were ranked in Tier 1 for Public International Law in the Legal 500 directory.  It was also ranked in International Arbitration and in Latin America: International Arbitration.  The firm was described in Legal 500 as follows:

Without doubt the leading firm in public international law

Fast, effective and reliable support in emergency situations without sacrificing quality

Always ahead of the other side

Its grasp of complex legal and wider geopolitical issues sets them apart

Uniquely qualified … incredibly knowledgeable when the matter is multi-jurisdictional

Absolutely at the highest level

Volterra Fietta clearly knows the field and what clients need

Volterra Fietta partner Gunjan Sharma retained his “Rising Star” status in the Legal 500 2023 rankings (the rankings were based on submissions made before Mr Sharma’s promotion to partner in May of last year).  Clients and peers “highly recommend his services” and stated that he “excels in the depth of his knowledge and ability to provide superior legal advice”, was a “consummate professional”, a “highly experienced arbitration lawyer, whose knowledge of the field and relationships provides invaluable value to clients” and that there is “no one better to advise on investment protection for complex international business transactions”.

Volterra Fietta partner Peter Flint was praised as “detail oriented” and “bring[ing] extensive international arbitration, cross-border litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to the team”. 

Counsel Angela Ha and associate Jehad Mustafa won praise in Legal 500 as well for their “extensive public international law experience”, with Angela Ha described as “thorough and savvy” and Jehad Mustafa described as a “true star”.

Most recently, partner Gunjan Sharma was also re-designated, for another year, as a “Rising Star” in Commercial Arbitration by Euromoney’’s Expert Guide 2022, based on anonymous client and peer referrals.

Partner Robert Volterra was recognised in Legal 500’s elite “Hall of Fame”.  Hailed as “the best public international lawyer around” and an “investment treaty arbitration expert”, Robert Volterra was praised for his “unmatched grasp of the issues and law, as well as the diplomatic skills required”.  Clients and peers described him as “highly committed, determined and forceful”, “an exceptional lawyer who is at the top of his profession”, an “experienced and confident advocate” and “the most comprehensive and versatile lawyer I have had the pleasure to work with”.

These latest directory rankings and testimonials reflect the dedication and commitment to excellence of the firm’s lawyers, at all levels.  The firm is grateful to its many clients around the world who place their trust in the Volterra Fietta team as the trusted advisers to whom they turn to help with their most important matters.

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