Sovereign States

Our firm has one of the world’s most respected and experienced practice groups in the public international law field.

We have extensive experience in litigation before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Furthermore, we have successfully represented Sovereign States in disputes with foreign investors in the world’s principal arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Our attorneys also represent Sovereign States before the federal and state courts in all regions of the United States.
Our representation of Sovereign States extends beyond litigation and arbitration to counseling states on treaty, statutory and regulatory matters in such areas as environment and conservation, procurement, law reform and sovereign debt. In addition, our team has employed its commercial, corporate and construction law expertise in helping its sovereign clients on infrastructure and construction projects, international trade issues and privatization.
Our clients include sovereign governments from every corner of the globe. Our lawyers are uniquely poised to provide our clients with multi-faceted services given our litigation, arbitration and corporate expertise, and our diverse backgrounds and language abilities. English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Malay, Dutch, Chinese-Mandarin, Italian, German, Hindi, and Shona are some of the languages our attorneys are proficient in.
We have represented clients in a wide range of matters, including: State-to-State Disputes, Investor-State Arbitration, Litigation before U.S. Courts, Government Regulatory Counseling, Infrastructure & Construction Projects, International Trade, Privatization and Lobbying.

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