Robert Kovacs

Special Counsel | London

Secretary Christine Woodroffe


Robert is special counsel in the litigation and arbitration team.

Dr Robert Kovacs specialises in public international law, international arbitration and business and human rights. He has represented individuals, companies, States, and State-owned entities in international disputes across a range of sectors, including energy, mining, construction, banking, mergers and acquisitions, sport, property and technology. He has a focus on Europe, Asia-Pacific and MENA.

Robert holds a PhD in international law, is the former Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration and is a senior fellow at the Melbourne University Law School.

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I specialise in international arbitration, public international law and business and human rights

I regularly advise States and foreign investors in relation to investment treaty protections, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

I love the challenges of practicing in international law. International disputes require detailed knowledge of the principles of international law but also require strategic planning, investigative analysis and understanding of the broader commercial and geo-political dynamics at issue.