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Ashique Rahman

Fietta LLP


Ashique is an Australian solicitor and Counsel at Fietta LLP.

He represents private clients and sovereign States on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious public international law matters, including arbitral proceedings brought under investment treaties. Ashique has acted as counsel in multiple arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules, several of which have related to claims over $500 million.

Other public international law topics on which Ashique advises include the law of the sea, the law of treaties, jurisdictional immunities and international investment law.

Recent highlights of Ashique’s practice include successfully representing the respondent in an international arbitration proceeding relating to the joint development of an offshore gas field (defeating all claims) and representing a major US petrochemical company in a substantial pending ICSID arbitration against Venezuela.

Ashique holds a BSC from the University of New South Wales, an LLB from the University of Sydney and an LLM in public international law from the same institution. Prior to joining Fietta, Ashique was an associate at a leading public international law firm in London. He has also worked at a UK “Magic Circle” firm, a “Big Four” accounting firm and at a refugee and human rights law NGO.


Ernst & Young, consultant in the Energy and Utilities Group (2007-2008), University of Sydney, research assistant (2010-2011), Volterra Fietta, associate (2011-2016), Fietta LLP, senior associate (2016 -2018), counsel (2018 onwards).




LLM (2010) in Public International Law, University of Sydney

LLB (2006), University of Sydney

BSC (2003), University of New South Wales

London: Dispute resolution

Public international law

Within: Public international law

Fietta LLP is a boutique public international law (PIL) firm with experience in a broad range of advisory and contentious PIL matters, including state-state, investor-state, human rights, boundary and sovereignty disputes.  The team acted on behalf of a large group of Greek investors, as lead counsel, in a case brought against the Republic of Cyprus at ICSID; the matter marks the first time that the Greece-Cyprus bilateral treaty is being tested in a mass claim by investors suffering losses stemming from the mismanagement of a serious financial crisis. Stephen Fietta is 'highly professional in fact-finding processes whether by analysing facts or determining the key elements of the dispute, and his professionalism and work ethic are remarkable'. Counsel Jiries Saadeh's practice includes representing clients in investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID, UNCITRAL and other institutional rules. The key senior associates are Ashique Rahman and Laura Rees-Evans.

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