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Fietta LLP

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Founding & Managing Partner: Stephen Fietta QC
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 7 (plus 2 paralegals and 2 interns)
Languages: English, Bulgarian, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish
Website: www.fiettalaw.com

Firm Overview:
Fietta LLP is a law firm dedicated to public international law (PIL) and international arbitration. The Fietta practice represents a unique team of specialists with broad-based experience advising States, international organisations, multinational corporations and private clients across a range of international law matters. Fietta lawyers have acted as counsel on some of the largest and most important PIL disputes of the past two decades. They have won a number of the most substantial or significant victories seen in investment arbitration cases globally over recent years. The firm also has a busy advisory practice, advising State (and other) clients on some of the most sensitive and important PIL issues of the day.

Main Areas of Practice:
International Arbitration: Investor-State Arbitration:

2 partners; 7 lawyers; 4 additional fee earners (2 interns and 2 paralegals)
■ Representing PL Holdings S.à r.l. in its SCC arbitration against the Republic of Poland brought pursuant to an intra-EU BIT, resulting in an award of damages of over €150 million, and in subsequent proceedings in the seat of arbitration and at the CJEU
■ Representing a US oil company in a pending ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty against the Republic of Kazakhstan
■ Representing a Finnish national in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty against Egypt in relation to an iron ore and steel producing concession
■ Representing a Jordanian media conglomerate on a claim brought against the State of Qatar under the Jordan-Qatar BIT
■ Representing an individual investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a Gulf State under the investment treaty of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (now the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)
■ Representing the Republic of Croatia in an UNCITRAL arbitration with a Canadian investor under a bilateral investment treaty ■ Representing three Cypriot companies in a pending SCC Rules arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty against Ukraine
■ Representing more than 900 investors in a pending ICSID arbitration brought under two bilateral investment treaties against Cyprus
■ Representing City-State N.V. (Netherlands) and its subsidiaries in an ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty against Ukraine
Contact: Stephen Fietta QC
Tel: +44 (0)20 3889 9800
Email: [email protected]

Public International Law (Advisory & Contentious):
2 partners; 7 lawyers; 4 additional fee earners (2 interns and 2 paralegals)
■ Advising a State on issues of maritime delimitation, navigation, land reclamation and international environmental law
■ Advising a State with respect to various law of the sea issues
■ Advising a State with respect to an UNCLOS arbitral award and related sovereignty and law of the sea issues
■ Advising an NGO in relation to a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
■ Advising the national oil company of a State in connection with a constitutional dispute about exploitation of territorial sea and continental shelf resources
■ Devising a practical training course in maritime features in maritime boundary delimitation for government lawyers of a State
■ Devising a practical training course on UNCLOS, maritime delimitation and international dispute resolution for government (and other) lawyers and diplomats of a State
■ Advising an energy investor on the possible outcomes, and implications for its investment, of an ITLOS maritime boundary delimitation proceeding
■ Advising an investor in a UK public utility on the scope to restructure its investment so as to take advantage of bilateral investment treaty protection
■ Advising a regional international organisation in connection with its investment treaty framework and investment code
Contact: Stephen Fietta QC
Tel: +44 (0)20 3889 9800
Email: [email protected]