Fietta LLP

Public International Law Department

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What the team is known for Highly rated London boutique, recognised for its specialist PIL knowledge. Offers a wealth of experience in maritime boundary disputes and human rights matters. Also admired for its adept handling of investor-state arbitration and its expert advice on treaty law. Well versed in European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian disputes.

Strengths Clients value the team's "specialised knowledge and wealth of experience in public international law," and particularly appreciate its "effectiveness, attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile."

Others praise the firm's "highly experienced lawyers" for their "positive and client-oriented approach."

Work highlights Represented a group of Greek investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Cyprus, claiming damages for losses sustained during the Cypriot financial crisis.

Notable practitioners

The "very talented" Stephen Fietta QC is held in high esteem by peers and clients alike for his substantial experience of investment treaty proceedings and his deep understanding of maritime boundary delimitation disputes. One source enthused: "He is one of the best public international lawyers around." He is based in London.