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Public international law

Our clients are multinational corporations, sovereign states and international organisations engaged in cross-border trade, projects and business co-operation.

Our leading public international law practitioners represent clients with the following:

Public international law (advisory)

  • negotiating, drafting and acceding to treaties
  • negotiating and drafting inter-governmental and host government agreements concerning cross-border trade, investment and co-operation
  • cross-border project finance and infrastructure projects
  • structuring cross-border investments
  • international investment law protection for investments abroad
  • rights and obligations under international trade law agreements
  • rights and obligations under international intellectual property law agreements
  • rights and obligations under international environmental law agreements
  • rights and obligations and under international human rights law agreements
  • international anti-corruption laws
  • boundary disputes and rights to resources straddling borders
  • international sanctions
  • the immunity of sovereigns and state entities
  • sovereign debt and restructurings

Public international law (disputes)

  • international arbitration under bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and the Energy Charter Treaty before International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other international arbitral tribunals
  • disputes before World Trade Organisation (WTO) panels and the WTO Appellate Body
  • disputes before World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) tribunals

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    A new French law, the ‘Law to recapture the real economy’ (‘Loi visant à reconquérir l’économie réelle’ or ‘Loi Florange’), was made on 1 April 2014.

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