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We are dedicated to the principles upheld by public international law. We believe that properly implemented, they offer an effective solution to…
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Volterra Fietta | Global, Malawi | 20 Sep 2021

Malawi accedes to the New York Convention

On 4 March 2021, according to an UNCITRAL statement, Malawi acceded to the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of…
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Volterra Fietta | Ecuador | 16 Jul 2021

Back to the future - Ecuador (re-)signs the ICSID Convention, admitting the failure of its policy of trying to attract foreign investment whilst simultaneously rejecting investment treaties and international arbitration

On 21 June 2021, the Government of the Republic of Ecuador ("Ecuador") became the 164th State to sign the Convention on the Settlement of Investment…
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Volterra Fietta | United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2021

International Energy Agency calls for a ban on all new oil and gas projects and sets other radical new targets in its “Net Zero by 2050” report

The most controversial proposal will likely be a complete halt by 2021 to all new oil and gas projects and coal Mines beyond those already committed…
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Volterra Fietta | Australia, Belgium, Germany, etc. | 15 Jul 2021

Recent developments on climate change litigation

Recent decisions issued by German, Dutch, Australian and Belgian courts regarding climate change have placed energy transition in the spotlight. The…
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Volterra Fietta | European Union, Germany, Netherlands | 15 Jul 2021

Netherlands launches litigation in German Court to preclude investor-State arbitrations

The outcome of the court proceedings initiated by the Dutch Government could be of significance to other investors in the energy sector who are or…
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Volterra Fietta | United Arab Emirates | 10 Jun 2021

Mubadala Investments set to acquire stake in Israeli gas field

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Mubadala Investment Company (“Mubadala”) is on track to acquire a USD 1.1 billion stake in the Tamar natural gas field (the…
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Volterra Fietta | France | 21 May 2021

International Energy Agency calls for a ban on all new oil and gas projects and sets other radical new targets in its “Net Zero by 2050” report

On 18 May 2021, the International Energy Agency ("IEA") set out far-reaching proposals as part of "Net Zero by 2050", its roadmap for decarbonising…
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Volterra Fietta | European Union, United Kingdom | 5 May 2021

Client alert: in a closely watched decision, the CJEU rules that cutting-edge hybrid satellite and terrestrial systems can be authorised under EU regulations pursuant to an overarching requirement not to hold back technological progress

On 15 April 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") handed down its highly anticipated decision in Eutelsat SA v. Autorité de…
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Volterra Fietta | Asia-Pacific | 4 May 2021

Multilateral Agreement on Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific enters into force

On 20 February 2021, the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (the “Agreement”) entered into…
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Volterra Fietta | United Kingdom | 4 May 2021

UK Supreme Court issues new decision on parent company liability in Okpabi and others v. Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another

Significant developments continue in the field of human rights and environmental litigation in the UK. On 12 February 2021, the Supreme Court issued…
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