News 19 Dec. 2019
Curtis Wins in London for Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
News 18 Apr. 2016
Curtis gains recognition in new Africa publication
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Event 02 Oct. 2019
Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Borzu Sabahi Lead ILI Advanced International Arbitration Training Sessions for the Philippines Office of Solicitor General
News 04 Dec. 2019
Curtis advises TIM S.p.A. on €240 million sale of its stake in Persidera, a leading digital terrestrial television signal company
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at Arbitration Training Workshop Organized by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and Young ICCA
News 18 Dec. 2019
Six Curtis Partners Featured in Who's Who Legal - Arbitration 2020
Event 04 Dec. 2019
New York Partner Eduardo A. Cukier Presented at the Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax Conference
Publications 15 Jan. 2020
Antonia Birt publishes IBA Arbitration Country Guide for the UAE
Event 19 Nov. 2019
Partners Hermann Ferré and Antonia Birt teach at International Arbitration Seminar in Abu Dhabi
Client Alert 13 Jan. 2020
U.S. District Court Vacates $2 Million Penalty Imposed by OFAC on Exxon Mobil
Publications 07 Jan. 2020
Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Simon Batifort, and Marat Umerov Author Chapters in "The ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules: A Practical Commentary"
Event 28 Jan. 2020
Associate Jadranka Jakovcic to speak at NYCLA’s panel discussion on Career Opportunities
News 28 Jan. 2020
Curtis represents Dos Toros in the sale of the company to Chop’t Creative Salad Company.
Full-service public international law advisers to sovereign states, from day-to-day support for countries’ in-house legal departments to representation before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Curtis’ public international law attorneys offer specialist advice in the context of the firm's market-leading sovereign representation practice.
The Curtis public international law team advises on a broad range of international law matters. These include advice on territorial and sovereignty disputes, the Law of the Sea and international maritime affairs, international human rights law, state responsibility and reparation for internationally wrongful acts, sovereign immunity, and the settlement of disputes before international tribunals, organizations and agencies, including before organs of the United Nations. We also advise governments on the drafting, negotiation and interpretation of bilateral and multilateral treaties, such as investment and tax treaties.
Our public international law expertise complements our industry-leading international trade law team, who advise states on international trade law matters and have vast experience acting for states at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Curtis has long experience defending sovereign states in the International Court of Justice. This practice has been particularly active in recent years. The team also has broad experience in representing states in inter-State arbitrations under the framework of Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and in other international settings.
In the settlement of inter-state disputes, Curtis offers a powerful combination of academic expertise and unrivalled practical experience.
Curtis is a market-leader in investor-state arbitration, having acted successfully for states and state-owned entities in some of the most important and complex disputes of recent times. This practice area brings to bear the firm’s public international law expertise as issues such as treaty interpretation, customary international law, state responsibility and sovereign immunity are often at the heart of investment disputes. We have represented states throughout the world in a range of international investment disputes before the main arbitral fora, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC and ad hoc arbitrations, which gives us a unique insight and highly practical approach to public international law matters.
Curtis’ public international law team includes lawyers at the forefront of public international law, as counsel to sovereign states, state-owned entities and international organizations, and as arbitrators in international arbitration tribunals. Among them are academics, former international judges, experienced negotiators, advocates, accomplished authors on international law topics, and others who bring years of experience gained from working within international organizations, international tribunals and state government agencies. Most of our team members are multilingual and admitted to practice in multiple jurisdictions.
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"An incredible breadth and depth of knowledge in international law."
Chambers Global Public International Law 2019
"Significant experience representing states and state-owned entities in local and international courts."
Chambers Global 2019
"...acts for sovereign and commercial clients...in bilateral investment treaty and investor-state international arbitration."
Legal 500 UK Public International Law 2020