Overview

Foley Hoag, a top law firm with offices in Boston, New York, Paris and Washington, D.C. has extensive legal experience in the representation of Sovereign States in matters involving public international law. Our attorneys regularly represent sovereign clients in public international law disputes. Our public international law practice includes litigation before the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, representation in inter-State arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and in other international settings, Investor-State Arbitration before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the other principal arbitral fora around the world, and in litigation before the national courts of the United States, France and Belgium.

In addition to representation in adversarial proceedings, our attorneys regularly assist States in the mediation and conciliation of disputes, and in negotiation of agreements with other States and with foreign investors.

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