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International arbitration heavyweight Peter Flint joins Volterra Fietta

Volterra Fietta Client Alert
9 January 2020

On Monday 6 January 2020, Volterra Fietta appointed Peter Flint, the ex-head of international arbitration at Gowling WLG LLP and, previously, Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert LLP, as a consultant.

Peter established himself as a recognised leading practitioner in the fields of international arbitration, litigation and ADR during the course of his 35-year career. He has extensive experience in Bilateral Investment Treaty disputes, representing both investors and States in BIT arbitrations at ICSID and other fora.  Peter has worked under all the established arbitral rules, including the ICC, the LCIA, UNCITRAL and the SCC.  His experience spans the globe, including working with governments and private clients in central Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, the Far East, South Asia and Africa.

Peter has worked across a range of commercial sectors, including: energy and the Energy Charter Treaty; government contracts; banking and finance; aeronautical engineering; construction; and telecoms.

Commenting on the hire, partner Robert Volterra said: “Peter brings a wealth of international dispute resolution experience, having represented governments and commercial entities around the world in different arbitration and litigation venues. He has an impressive record as a highly effective business generator and client developer.  We anticipate that his joining VF will be a strong addition to the entrepreneurial culture of the firm.”

Peter said: “I have always been aware of the impressive international dispute resolution work that Volterra Fietta does.  I am delighted to join a firm that combines its unmatched specialism with such a rewarding entrepreneurial ethos. I look forward to bringing my experience across a broad range of public and private international law dispute resolution issues to bear for VF’s roster of global clients.”

Partner Graham Coop added: “We are all excited that Peter has joined the VF team.  His many years of delivering successful outcomes for clients in his international law and dispute resolution practice complements the firm’s specialism.  Peter’s arrival dovetails with the recognised VF trademark of providing its global clients with unmatched service around the world.”