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Laura Rees-Evans

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Fietta LLP

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Laura Rees-Evans is an English-qualified lawyer and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).  She is a Senior Associate at Fietta.

Laura has wide-ranging experience in public international law and international disputes. Her practice particularly focuses on the law of the sea, treaty interpretation, State responsibility, responsibility of international organisations, State immunity, immunity of international organisations, international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Laura is a founding board member of the Young Public International Law Group, a network of public international law practitioners from law firms, the bar, international organisations, governments and academic institutions around the world.

Laura has acted for both claimants and respondent States in international investment arbitrations under all of the major arbitral rules (ICSID, SCC, UNCITRAL), as well as in ad hoc inter-State and commercial (LCIA) proceedings.  She has also advised on a variety of international law issues before domestic courts (including State immunity, enforcement of arbitral awards, and set-aside proceedings).

Career

European Commission Delegation to the United Nations, legal and disarmament affairs advisor (2009), Linklaters LLP, trainee solicitor (2010-2012) (with 6-month secondment to UBS, advising on data protection, intellectual property and commercial agreements), Volterra Fietta, associate (2012-2015), Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, associate (2015-2016), Fietta LLP, senior associate (2017 onward), associate (2016)

 

Languages

Italian and French

Education

LLM in International Legal Studies (2008), New York University, Graduate editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics, Research Assistant to Professor Benedict Kingsbury

M.A. in Jurisprudence, with Law Studies in Italy (first class honours) (2007), University of Oxford

President of the Worcester College Law Society (2004-5)


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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