Public International Law

Practical advice for real world situations

We operate in the real world: as one of the only firms with experts in a broad range of international law issues across a global network, we find pragmatic solutions to the trickiest international law problems.

Understanding the political and international law issues at play and the commercial realities our clients face allows us to best advise on their highest profile and most complex matters.

In addition to our investment protection and investor-state arbitration representations, our experts provide focused legal and strategic advice across the full spectrum of pure public international law issues, including within the following areas:

 

 

The strength of our practice is demonstrated by a deep bench of experienced practitioners across our global network. We have over 20 partners specialising in Public International Law, many of whom have public, as well as private, sector experience.

 

PIL NOTES

Find the latest developments on investment arbitration, state immunity, boundaries and delimitation, international human rights and sanctions

SANCTIONS NOTES

Find the latest developments on sanctions

Accolades

… it is reassuring to have people who know the culture, economics and political dynamics of a country and advise based on that...
CHAMBERS UK 2020: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Top-tier lawyers, excellent experience.
LEGAL 500 UK 2020: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
A sought-after group offering deep expertise across the PIL field to an impressive roster of states and multinational companies.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2020: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Widely respected for its work assisting multinational organisations, state-owned entities and states with the full range of public international law matters...
CHAMBERS & PARTNERS UK 2020: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Inside Arbitration
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This publication, Inside Arbitration, is intended to give our clients that personal insight by sharing with you the perspectives of our international arbitration partners from across the globe. Our articles look at the global landscape for disputes and dispute resolution, commenting on regional trends in particular markets or sectors or identifying future trends. We also focus on particular points of interest arising from our cases with wider relevance and how, practically, we addressed those issues, often by combining the skills of our practitioners across our global network. There are interview pieces aimed at drawing out some of the truly unique skills and backgrounds of our partners. Finally, we aim to take advantage of our contacts across the global arbitration market to bring our clients the inside track from regional and international institutions.

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Recent Experience

VITOL SA

Advising Vitol SA on the arbitration, immunity and other dispute resolution aspects of its US$7 billion oil and gas project in Ghana, reportedly the largest single project foreign direct investment inflow to Ghana since Independence

A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Advising a Financial Institution on the EU's sanctions against Libya and their application to an investment by a Libyan sanctioned entity, including the possibility of seeking licences to carry out various activities in connection with the investment

THE JAPANESE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Advising the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on the proposed emissions trading regime for Japan including advice on the public international law aspects of emissions trading schemes globally 

CONFIDENTIAL CLIENTS

Advising confidential clients on issues of State secession and the implications of the creation of new states immediately before the referendum on Scottish Independence

CONFIDENTIAL CLIENTS

Advising in relation to the potential impact of Brexit on the UK's ability to fight Modern Slavery

THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

Advising the London Stock Exchange, Justice and Human Rights Watch in various claims before municipal courts (including the House of Lords) involving issues under the ECHR, detention, deportation, torture and diplomatic assurance

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