Robert Volterra is the 2016 International Dispute Resolution Fellow. He will be speaking on "International Dispute Resolution in Small States".
Robert is a partner of Volterra Fietta. He teaches international boundary disputes and international foreign investment law as Visiting Professor at UCL and Visiting Senior Lecturer at KCL. Robert’s practice has been ranked for two decades in the top tier for public international law by the legal directories. He advises and represents governments, international organisations and private clients on a wide range of public international law issues, including international boundaries, sovereign and diplomatic immunities, the Law of the Sea, transboundary resources and bilateral investment treaties.
Robert has advised and represented “small States” in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia, including the Caribbean and Pacific regions. He was lead counsel and co-agent of Barbados in its Annex VII UNCLOS arbitration against Trinidad. He represented Bahrain before the International Court of Justice. He was on the legal team of Antigua and Barbuda in its WTO case against the USA. He has advised Dubai on a number of matters, including the creation of the Dubai International Financial Centre. His client list of “Small States” also includes Grenada, the Eastern Caribbean States, Macedonia, Bahrain, St Kitts and Nevis, Djibouti, the UAE, and the Pacific Island Forum States.