Eversheds Sutherland

Public International Law Department

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What the team is known for Strong player in the PIL field, with standout expertise in state-to-state disputes. Handles a broad range of advisory and contentious PIL matters, including land and maritime boundary delimitation cases, international environmental law, state immunity and sanctions. Further highlighted for its impressive activity on investment treaty arbitrations, acting for states, as well as investors in the construction, energy, telecoms and aviation sectors, among others.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the "extremely reliable team" and "really, really outstanding work," concluding: "We are very happy we chose them - it was the best experience."

Sources are quick to highlight the firm's specialist inter-state practice and praise its "very good experience in the area of investment arbitration."

Work highlights Defended the Republic of Colombia in two ICJ cases brought by the Republic of Nicaragua in relation to Colombia's alleged violations of Nicaragua's maritime rights and jurisdiction in the Caribbean Sea.

Notable practitioners

Singapore-based Rodman Bundy has a fantastic history as one of the PIL field's leading figures and is particularly lauded for his "huge amount of experience before the ICJ." One client billed him as "one of the best in the world," while another reported: "His knowledge of international law, the speed and confidence with which he can turn advice and submissions around, and his pragmatism - all these things stand out."