Forthcoming Events

  • 5-6 October 2017 – Laura Rees-Evans will be speaking at a Colloquium on “International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict” at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.  For further details of the event, see  here.

  • 11 October 2017 – Stephen Fietta will be speaking at an event co-hosted by Chatham House and Doughty Street Chambers on Investment Treaties: A debate over sovereignty, trade, development and human rights”

  • 19-20 October 2017 – Stephen Fietta will be speaking at a conference on “New Approaches to the South China Sea Conflicts” at St Antony’s College, Oxford.  For further details of the event,  see here.

Recent Events

  • 16 August 2017 – Jiries Saadeh will be co-teaching a  course on International Investment Disputes  at Pepperdine University School of Law (London campus), alongside Lucas Bastin of Essex Court Chambers.

  • 24 July 2017 – Ashique Rahman has been interviewed by LexisPSL on  recent developments in investment treaty arbitration.

  • 12 June 2017 – Sarah Macrory has been appointed to the drafting committee of the  world’s first and only moot court competition on business and human rights.

  • 26-28 June 2017 – Stephen Fietta presented at an IBRU  Workshop on “Maritime Boundary Delimitation”  for boundary negotiators and litigators in Kensington, London.

  • 16 March 2017 – The Chambers Global 2017 Directory has once again ranked Stephen Fietta among the world’s leading public international law practitioners.  It has also identified Sarah Macrory as one of the world’s “Up and Coming” specialists in business and human rights law.

  • 13 March 2017 – Jiries Saadeh spoke at a conference in Paris, organised by Sciences Po,  on  “The future of investment treaty arbitration”.

  • 10 March 2017 – Fietta has been recognised by GAR 100 as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices.  For further information,  see here.

  • 9 February 2017 – Ashique Rahman has co-authored a chapter on “Juridical Persons and the Requirements of the ICSID Convention” in  “ICSID Convention after 50 years – Unsettled Issues”  (edited by Dr Crina Baltag).

  • 6 February 2017 – The Attorney General has appointed Stephen Fietta to the “A Panel” of Public International Law Counsel to the United Kingdom, for a period of five years.

  • 31 January 2017 – Stephen Fietta spoke at a YPILG event at Essex Court Chambers on “Public international law in 2016 and beyond – key developments of the past year and expectations for the future”.  For further details, please click  here  and scroll down to “News and Events”.

  • 23 January 2017 – Stephen Fietta addressed the Bar Society of King’s College London on “The Future of Arbitration”. For more details of the event, click here.

  • 18 January 2017 – Jiries Saadeh spoke at a BIICL event on  “Careers in Public International Law”.

  • 1 December 2016 – Jiries Saadeh lectured at Pepperdine University on “International investment law in an EU context”.

  • 29 November 2016 – The Young Public International Law Group, co-founded by Ashique Rahman and Laura Rees-Evans, held its inaugural event at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.  Further information can be found here:  http://www.ypilg.com/

  • 2 November 2016 – Jiries Saadeh spoke at the Law Faculty of the University of Sheffield on the “Law and practice of the United Nations”.

  • 27 October 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at  BIICL’s Investment Treaty Forum  meeting on “Current Issues and Developments in Valuation & Quantum in Investor-State Arbitration”.

  • 26 October 2016 – Laura Rees-Evans has been interviewed by LexisPSL on “Brexit implications for the dispute resolution and international trade lawyer“.

  • 24 October 2016 – Stephen Fietta and Lucas Bastin of Essex Court Chambers lectured at the Law Faculty of the University of Siena on investment treaty arbitration.

  • 14 October 2016 – Stephen Fietta and Ashique Rahman taught at  BIICL  as part of a two-day programme focused on current developments and strategies in cross-border dispute resolution.

  • 14 September 2016 – Stephen Fietta and Dr Robin Cleverly gave an internal seminar at the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office about the recent PCA Award in the South China Sea Arbitration between the Philippines and China.

  • 12 September 2016 – Jiries Saadeh spoke at a  BIICL round table  on “Trade and investment post Brexit”.

  • 7 September 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at a  Doughty Street forum  on “Arbitration and Crime”.

  • 5 September 2016 – Who’s Who Legal  has again recognised  Stephen Fietta  as among the world’s leading arbitration experts in its 2017 edition.  The recognition follows independent research with clients and peers.

  • 25 July 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke on  “Equidistance and the role of living and non-living natural resources”  at a conference hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat on maritime boundaries and ocean governance.

  • 22 July 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at a  BIICL event  on “Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas”.

  • 11 July 2016 – Jiries Saadeh published an article on  “The European Union, investment treaties and investment arbitration post-Brexit”  on Practical Law’s arbitration blog.

  • 30 June 2016 – Ashique Rahman spoke at  ANZIL’s 24th Annual Conference  on “Challenges to Arbitrators under the ICSID Convention: Everyday Practice or an Abuse of Rights?”

  • 30 June 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at the  Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration  on “Maritime Delimitation, Sovereignty Disputes and International Arbitration – A Practitioner’s Perspective”

  • 28 June 2016 – Sarah Macrory spoke about access to remedy in the field of business and human rights at the American Bar Association’s ‘Business and the Bar’ conference in Geneva.

  • 10 June 2016 – Ashique Rahman has been interviewed by LexisPSL on  “ICSID—developments in annulment proceedings in 2016“.

  • 20 May 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at a  BIICL ‘Small States’ conference  on “Experiences of Small States in State-to-State Dispute Resolution”.  A video of the event is available  here.

  • 18 May 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at the  Le Café des Arbitres (LCDA)  conference  on “Decision-Making in International Arbitration” in Paris.

  • 6 May 2016 – Jiries Saadeh has been appointed to sit on the consultation board for Practical Law’s arbitration service.

  • 19 April 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at  BIICL’s Investment Treaty Forum  seminar on “The Execution of Awards in Investor-State Arbitration:  Continuing Challenges for States and Investors.”  The seminar took place in London.

  • 18 April 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at a  Quadrant Chambers conference  titled “A dialogue: W(h)ither ICSID jurisdiction?”, advancing a “respondent perspective” on the issues under debate.

  • 9 April 2016 – Jiries Saadeh chaired a panel on ‘Organised armed groups in international law’ at the ILA British Branch Spring Conference.  The Conference took place at Lancaster University on 8-9 April.  The Conference programme is available here.

  • 24 March 2016 – A Practitioner’s Guide to Maritime Boundary Delimitation, by Stephen Fietta and Robin Cleverly, is published by OUP.  The book’s description, table of contents, and introduction, is available on OUP’s website here.

  • 17 March 2016 – Chambers Global (2016) ranks Stephen Fietta among the top 10 public international lawyers worldwide (see here).

  • 10-11 March 2016 – Dr James Upcher, a consultant to Fietta, spoke at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) conference  on investment arbitration.  He presented on “The Concept of Public Policy in Investment Arbitration”.

  • 4 February 2016 – the Global Arbitration Review reports on Fietta’s newest additions to the team.

  • 14 January 2016 – Stephen Fietta spoke at Allen & Overy’s Inaugural PIL Debate, engaging Prof Philippe Sands QC and others on the proposed establishment of an international investment court.   Further details of the event are available here.