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Public International Law

Globalisation has brought an increasing focus on public international law. As one of the leading law firms in this area of law, we are regularly instructed by sovereign States, State entities, international bodies and multinational corporations on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Our global team comprises of 15 lawyers mainly based in Europe but also working from our offices across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

This includes numerous State-to-State cases before the International Court of Justice and international tribunals, either in ad-hoc proceedings or those administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Our non-contentious work includes advising on:

  • State responsibility
  • sovereign immunity
  • international sanctions
  • land and maritime boundary delimitation
  • territorial sovereignty
  • treaty obligations
  • the law of international organisations

We also regularly assist clients in relation to bilateral investment treaties and associated investment structuring. Visit our global Investment Treaty Arbitration page for more details of our work in this area.

Client testimonial

"Rod [Bundy] and Will [Thomas] provided a very good legal analysis of the situation, and came up with constructive ways to try and find a solution. [... ] They were open to listening to our concerns and issues, so that we always felt very comfortable with the process".

Leading oil major

Legal directories

Chambers Global 2014
Market standing: "In terms of pure public international law capability, they outrank many of their competitors".

"Long-standing market player that maintains its pre-eminent reputation in the PIL field, with a highly experienced bench of lawyers across its offices in London, Paris and Singapore. Core strength in state-to-state arbitration, as well as in land and maritime boundary disputes. Also represents a number of major investors in treaty disputes before investor state tribunals and the International Court of Justice"

Sources describe Rodman Bundy as "calm and very thoughtful - we have immense confidence in his work".

Legal 500 2013
"Eversheds LLP provides superior services in international treaty and commercial arbitration, and understands clients' needs and reacts with alacrity".

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