Partner specialising in International Law at Volterra Fietta, the public international law firm.
Robert’s practice focuses exclusively on public international law. He advises and represents governments, international organisations and private clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious public international law issues, including: boundaries and territorial integrity; transboundary resources; transboundary pipelines; joint-production regimes; Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT's); the Energy Charter Treaty; expropriation and extra-territoriality; treaty interpretation; use of force; State responsibility; sovereignty; self-determination; sanctions and the use of international watercourses. He has acted as counsel and advocate before the ICJ, the PCA, ICSID and ad hoc arbitration tribunals under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and CIETAC rules. He regularly sits as an arbitrator. Robert has been teaching law students on a full-time or a part-time basis for over the past twenty years, including at Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Cambridge, the University of Paris X and UCL. He is an External Fellow of the York Centre for International and Stategic Studies. He is also a member of: the International Law Advisory Board of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; the Management Board of the Investment Treaty Forum; the editorial board of the University of Oxford Press Reports on International Investment Claims; the Advisory Board of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; the ICC Latin American Arbitration Committee; the Executive Council of I-CELLS; the Expert Panel for States of UNCTAD’s Programme on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and IP; and the Energy Charter Secretariat’s Legal Advisory Task Force.
International Law of Foreign Investment