The public international law team attracts work from all over the world and is noted in the legal directories for investment arbitration work and a substantial sanctions practice.
With rapid globalisation and the rise of the BRICs, MINTs and other new markets, the importance of public international law has increased significantly in recent years. The firm's genuine focus on international trade and developing economies and extensive dispute resolution experience across six continents, uniquely positions it to handle the spread of public international law matters.
The practice represents sovereign states, government entities, corporations and investor clients on a range of matters, including investor-state arbitrations, boundary disputes, pollution cases, rites of passage and state and diplomatic immunities. It also has substantial experience in expropriations, territorial disputes, sovereign debt, natural resource concessions and privatisations.
The team also advises on trade sanctions and regulations, including on bribery and corruption, WTO/EU and other regulatory issues associated with investment. It has a particularly strong record on trade sanctions - recognised as the "go to" firm with an authoritative reputation for advising on matters relating to Iran, Syria, Libya and Myanmar.