Fietta is a law firm dedicated to public international law. Its founder and principal, Stephen Fietta, has more than 18 years’ experience at the pinnacle of sovereign State representation, investment arbitration and public international law practice.

We bring together a select group of specialist lawyers with a shared vision of professional pre-eminence and unrivalled client service. The bulk of the team has worked together for many years. Each member of the team combines outstanding academic credentials from the world’s top universities with meaningful experience in government, international organisations and the world’s leading law firms. We aim to provide an unparalleled quality of service and legal representation across all levels of the team.

We are professional trial lawyers with a long track record of success in State-to-State, investor-State and other international proceedings. We strive every day to achieve the best possible results for our clients while working efficiently and with purpose. Our diverse backgrounds and experiences mean that we are uniquely placed to understand, pursue and ultimately achieve our clients’ objectives, whether they be sovereign States, corporations or private individuals.

Firm News

  • The Legal 500 UK 2017 Directory has ranked us as one of the UK’s leading public international law practices.  It describes Fietta as a “very strong firm for PIL work”, with “real depth of quality”.  The Directory has again ranked Stephen Fietta as a leading public international law individual and identified Jiries Saadeh as a member of the “Next Generation” in the field.  It has also recognised our international arbitration practice.  For further information, see here.

  • PL Holdings, a Luxembourg company and client of Fietta LLP, has prevailed in its SCC arbitration against the Republic of Poland.  The claim concerned the uncompensated expropriation of our client’s equity investment in a Polish bank, in violation of the Luxembourg-Poland BIT.  In its recent Final Award, the tribunal ordered Poland to pay c. €176 million in damages and €3.5 million in costs.

PIL Latest

  • In pursuit of targets set under the Convention on Biological Diversity, Niue has announced the creation of a marine protected area (MPA) encompassing 40% of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).  Simultaneously, Chile has announced the creation of three new MPAs, bringing the total proportion of Chilean EEZ under protection to almost 46%.  Read more

  • ITLOS Special Chamber delivers its judgment on the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.  Read more