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Provided by Stephen Fietta KC

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Stephen Fietta KC, principal and founder of Fietta LLP, is one of the leading specialist public international lawyers in private practice. He has counselled States, international organisations and private clients on a broad range of PIL issues over the past 20 years. He has advised in connection with disputes heard before the ICJ, ITLOS, ECHR, CJEU and arbitral tribunals operating under (among others) the ICSID, UNCLOS, UNCITRAL, PCA and SCC Rules. He is particularly active in international investment disputes and maritime boundary disputes and has won some of the largest investment arbitration awards of recent years. He also has an extensive PIL advisory practice and regularly conducts training for government lawyers around the world. Stephen is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London, where he lectures on international sovereignty, maritime delimitation and environmental disputes.

Publications

Stephen has published widely on various public international law and international arbitration topics. He was awarded the Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for best article (co-authored by Dr James Upcher) globally in the field of international arbitration and co-authored (with Dr Robin Cleverly) A Practitioner’s Guide to Maritime Boundary Delimitation (OUP, published March 2016), which has subsequently been cited before both the ICJ and ITLOS.

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Public International Law - Global Market Leaders
1
Band 1

Founder of Fietta LLP, Stephen Fietta KC is one of the most accomplished figures in the field of public international law. Fietta draws on his vast experience to advise sovereign states and state-owned entities on complex cases around the globe. He receives ample praise from sources, one of whom states: "Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and has a very good understanding of international law."


Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK
2
Band 2

Stephen Fietta KC is a recognised authority in investment treaty arbitration and broader PIL concerns. He acts for an extensive roster of clients, including major corporations and individuals, in BIT claims and other disputes involving sovereign states.
"He is a very impressive public international lawyer." "He is extremely sharp and well prepared."


Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders
5
Band 5

Founder of Fietta LLP, Stephen Fietta KC is one of the most accomplished figures in the field of public international law. Fietta draws on his vast experience to advise sovereign states and state-owned entities on complex cases around the globe. He receives ample praise from sources, one of whom states: "Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and has a very good understanding of international law."


Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide
5
Band 5

Market commentators know Stephen Fietta KC of Fietta LLP for his focus on investment treaty cases. "He has a wonderful reputation for public international law and investor-state arbitration and he handles fascinating cases in this area," notes one source, while a second interviewee highlights Fietta's "calm and measured" advocacy style.

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Arbitration (International)

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Stephen Fietta KC
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Band 5

Global Market Leaders

Arbitration (International)

5
Stephen Fietta KC
5
Band 5
Public International Law

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Stephen Fietta KC
1
Band 1

UK

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration

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Stephen Fietta KC
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Band 2