Robert Volterra has left Latham & Watkins LLP to set up his own firm, Volterra Fietta.
Alongside partner Stephen Fietta, the new London firm will act for States, international organisations and private entities.
The firm’s legal activity will include bilateral investment treaties, land and maritime territorial and boundary disputes, human rights, environmental law, foreign corrupt practices, the laws of war and economic sanctions among other areas.
Commenting on the move, Volterra said: “We have enjoyed our time at Latham, but feel this move is a positive step for our practice. There are inevitable problems with conflicts at a large firm and this will give us more flexibility.”
Philip Clifford, London chair of Latham & Watkins’ litigation department, said: “We thank Robert and Stephen for helping us to build our leading public international law practice, which I am sure will continue to go from strength to strength. We wish them well in their new venture.”
Volterra features in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.