Navigating the complexities of the World Court with success
We have unparalleled experience litigating before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and an extraordinary track-record of success in high-stakes matters of geopolitical concern. We were the first firm to establish a practice before the ICJ and have continued to maintain our dominant position among the select group of firms with deep knowledge of the intricacies of the Court. Our practice boasts by far the most inter-State cases of any firm, and Chambers and Partners has ranked our team in Band 1 in the Public International Law category for 11 years in a row.
The breadth of Foley Hoag's current expertise in State-to-State litigation is evident from the most recent case docket of the ICJ: we are counsel in nearly half of the cases now pending before the World Court. Our success stems from our attorney’s ability to combine legal argumentation of the highest caliber with a unique capacity to investigate, assemble, organize, and present factual evidence, including expert and witness testimony, in support of our sovereign clients’ claims and defenses.