Area of focus

Public International Law

Our public international law team, which is co-led from London, Paris, and Washington, D.C., has secured major successes in international trade, investment treaty, and commercial disputes before the WTO, the United Nations, the World Bank, and other international institutions. We also act on sanctions, human rights, and export control matters. We act on the most significant public international law matters and are consistently ranked by the market.

Public international law today plays a large and growing role in...

Representative experience

Successfully acting for the Slovak Republic, against Achmea in the CJEU, achieving a landmark judgement on investor-state arbitration clauses.

Successfully defended the government of Vietnam in three investment treaty disputes across multiple sectors, including health, food, and tourism.

We have advised both governments and private sector clients in several WTO disputes, including with respect to the GATT and the TRIPS.

Acted for Iberdrola S.A. in an investment treaty dispute and settlement negotiations with the government of Bolivia relating to the nationalization of the electricity sector.

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