Latham’s Public International Law (PIL) practice advises clients on the effective resolution of disputes between States, or between international investors and host States. In addition, the team advises on the impact of private and public international law on international commercial transactions.
Latham’s PIL team includes leading practitioners in the field, who have experience working for governments and international organizations.
The firm’s PIL lawyers work on matters related to every continent and region of the world. They contribute insightful and seasoned PIL advice to Latham’s work in project finance, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications and international disputes.
The PIL team has provided market-leading representation in the following areas:
- Concessions, including for straddling resources
- Economic sanctions
- Human rights
- International environmental law
- International trade and WTO law
- Investment treaties, including NAFTA and the Energy Charter Treaty
- Land and maritime boundary and sovereignty disputes
- Law of the Sea
- Property rights and expropriation
- Sovereign debt
- State responsibility
- Transboundary pipelines
- Treaty negotiations and accession
Latham’s PIL practice also advises clients on the complex and nuanced application of public international law in domestic courts. Clients are often faced with issues that include sovereign immunity, State succession, trade sanctions, alien tort claims and the extent of State responsibility. The team offers unique experience working on such issues and, where appropriate, can draw on the firm’s other practitioners around the globe.
Utilizing Latham’s network of international offices and lawyers from a variety of legal and national backgrounds and disciplines and with deep knowledge in many different industries, the PIL team can assemble experienced teams of talented professionals and dedicated professionals to meet the legal, linguistic, cultural, technical and any other requirements of any case anywhere in the world.