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Click here to enlarge.   Robert VOLTERRA IAI Member   
Volterra Fietta
8 Mortimer Street
Fitzroy Place
Tel: +44.20.7380.3898 (Direct)
Fax: +44.20.7387.7433
robert.volterra@volterrafietta.com
http://volterrafietta.com

 
 
Languages   English (native); French, Spanish, Italian (fluent)
   
Nationality   Canada
   
Bar Admission   Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario - 1991
Solicitor-Advocate, England & Wales - 2001
   
Education   Organization of American States, Rio de Janeiro (Curso de Derecho Internacional - Aug. 1995); University of Cambridge (LLM (Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship) - 1992);Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (LLB (Dean's List) - 1989); University of Western Ontario (BA (International Relations) - 1987)
   
Academic  
Position  
Visiting Professor University College London (1998–); Visiting Senior Lecturer King’s College London (1998–); University of Paris X (1996-1999); University of Cambridge (1994-1996); and Osgoode Hall Law School Toronto (1992-1994)
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in numerous arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the ICSID, ICC, PCA, UNCITRAL, SCC and LCIA.
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC and CIETAC (foreign investment, telecommunications, oil and gas, energy, mining);proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the PCA (public international law matters, including boundary disputes, expropriations, State responsibility, State immunities, international organizations, and treaty interpretation) and the WTO
   
Awards  
Rendered  
• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/30, RREEF Infrastructure (G.P.) Limited and RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Two Lux S.à r.l. v. Kingdom of Spain, Decision on Jurisdiction, 6 June 2016 (full text ITA)

• SCC Case No. 088/2004, Eastern Sugar B.V. (Netherlands) v. The Czech Republic, Final Award, 12 Apr. 2007 (full text ITA)

• SCC Case No. 088/2004, Eastern Sugar B.V. (Netherlands) v. The Czech Republic, Partial Award, 27 Mar. 2007 (full text ITA)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
• "Increasingly popular techniques for managing the costs of arbitration," in Financier Worldwide Magazine 2017 (with G. Mandelli)

• "India and Brazil: Recent Steps Toward Host State Control in the Investment Treaty Dispute Resolution Paradigm," 6(1) Indian J. Arb. L. 90 (2017)

• "Sovereign immunities and investor-state awards: specificities of enforcing awards based on investment treaties," in Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards: A Global Guide 67 (J. Fouret ed., Global Law and Business 2015) (with G. Coop, A. Nistal)

• "Dissenting and Separate Opinions in Investment Treaty Arbitration – Revisiting the Debate," 2014(1) Cahiers de l’Arbitrage / Paris J. Int’l Arb. 59

Guerilla Tactics at International Courts and Institutions," in Guerilla Tactics in International Arbitration 238 (G. Horvath and S. Wilske eds., Kluwer, 2013)

• "Memorandum on Global Investment Governance," publication of the workings of the University of Oxford Workshop on Global Investment Governance, (2012)

• "Problems Arising from Submissions by States to the CLCS in Relation to Disputed Areas: A Selective Survey of State Practice to Date," in Selected Contemporary Issues in the Law of the Sea 273 (C. Symmons ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2011)

• "International Law Commission Articles on State Responsibility and Investor-State Arbitration: Do Investors have Rights," 25(1) ICSID Rev. 218 (2010)

• "Provisional Measures (Interim Measures) and Investment Treaty Arbitration under ICSID and UNCITRAL: developments and trends," in "Investment Treaty Law: Current Issues III," (A. Bjorkland, I. Laird, S. Ripinsky eds. BIICL, 2009)

• "Recent Developments in Maritime Boundary Delimitations: reflections on certain aspects of the two UNCLOS cases," in Collected Papers, UN Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea, (2004)

• "A Brief Practitioner's View of Foreign Investment and International Environmental Standards: the Developing Custom of Non-State Practice," in International Investments and Protection of the Environment: the role of dispute resolution mechanisms 175 (The International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration ed., Kluwer, 2001)

• "Recent Developments in Maritime Boundary Delimitations: reflections on certain aspects of the two UNCLOS cases," in Collected Papers of the ABLOS 2001 (UN Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea)
   

 
   
 
 
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