Foley Hoag regularly represents Sovereign States in litigation before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

As a top law firm with offices in Boston, New York, Paris and Washington D.C., the firm has more experience litigating before the ICJ than any other law firm in the world. And no other law firm has enjoyed as much success in the court.

Foley Hoag’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) practice group is led by partner Paul Reichler, whom Chambers Global has called “one of the world’s most respected and experienced practitioners of Public International Law” who “belongs to a select group of elite lawyers with extensive experience litigating on behalf of Sovereign States before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.”

Paul Reichler’s experience before the ICJ, also known as the World Court, dates back to 1984, when he represented Nicaragua in its landmark victory over the United States in the Case Concerning Armed Activities in and against Nicaragua. The court ruled that the U.S. had engaged in the unlawful use of force against Nicaragua by arming and supporting counter-revolutionary insurgents attempting to overthrow Nicaragua’s government, and by mining Nicaragua’s harbors.


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