Public international law
We have established a strong public international law practice and can provide advice on international investment law, enforcement, sovereign immunity, sanctions, trade, human rights and boundary disputes.
The public international law experience of our team covers the spectrum of the field ranging from state-state disputes before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to advising on human rights disputes and matters of sovereign immunity. A notable area is our advice to Governments on international trusts and tax treaties and their application and enforcement.
We have a leading specialist practice advising a number of Governments on drafting investment treaties and investment legislation, a rare specialism in the field of public international law. We have an established investor-state arbitration practice with numerous investment treaty arbitration cases, including under the auspices of ICSID and the PCA.
The team includes Hussein Haeri who has over a decade of experience of practicing public international law in London, Paris and New York. His experience includes acting as counsel on state-state disputes such as before the ICJ. It also includes contentious and advisory work on international energy law, international environmental law, human rights, international humanitarian law and the law of the sea. Hussein has extensive experience advising Governments on treaty and legislation drafting and interpretation. He has also acted on matters of public international law in domestic courts, including in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the Supreme Court of the United States.
‘The nexus between public international law and commercial issues for both Governments and multinational corporations continues to expand remarkably rapidly’, Hussein Haeri explains, ‘with the result that specialist public international law advice is increasingly needed and sought’.
Our clients have praised our ‘deep technical knowledge’ and ‘impressive ability to assess and navigate complex legal and factual situations’. They have referred to Hussein Haeri as ‘eminently qualified’ and his work as ‘excellent in every way’. They have acknowledged our ‘responsiveness and professionalism’ as being ‘of a very high order’ and appreciated our ‘excellent customer focus’.
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