Public International Law

States are not the only ones that need to know and understand international law rules and remedies today. These rules affect and are increasingly used by individuals and private companies to protect their interests.  International law issues may arise in the context of contracts with states and their organs and the applicable immunities, state’s obligation to provide access to foreign suppliers of services to its markets, status of natural resources deposits and application of treaties on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments or legal assistance.

We advise clients on public international law matters that arise in their day-to-day operations and represent them before international courts and tribunals.

Representative matters

Advisory services 

  • Advising on state succession issues with respect to debts arising out of commercial contracts of an Eastern European state.
  • Advising on immunities applicable to works of arts loaned to a foreign museum for an exhibition.
  • Advising on the legal regime of exploitation of natural resources in an area with sui generis status under public international law.

International courts and tribunals

  • Acting as part of the team representing the Russian Federation before the International Court of Justice in a case initiated by the Republic of Georgia.
  • Representing applicants and respondent states in cases before the European Court of Human Rights and other human rights quasi-judicial bodies (see International Human Rights Law for more details).