Foley Hoag is consistently ranked in the top tier of international law firms specializing in Public International Law and representation of sovereign States. Chambers Global
has ranked our firm in Band One for the past eleven years, one of only three law firms worldwide to enjoy that distinction. Our team of multilingual, multijurisdictional attorneys has successfully represented more than 60 sovereign States, including their embassies, consulates and officials in over 100 proceedings, including employment disputes and advisory matters.
Our United Nations Practice Group provides legal advice, capacity building training, and representation to State Sovereigns on matters before and relating to the United Nations. This includes matters before the General Assembly, Sixth Committee to the General Assembly (Legal Affairs), Security Council, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), among other bodies. The group also provides legal representation to Permanent Missions to the United Nations, consulates, and embassies on matters before U.S. Courts, including under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). The group also advises individuals, NGOs and private entities on matters involving the UN and advises States on cases before UN treaty enforcement bodies.
According to Chambers Global
our team is “highlighted for its dedicated United Nations practice, offering advice and representation to sovereigns before UN bodies”. The group has also been recognized in Global Arbitration Review
and Legal 500
The group is chaired by Christina Hioureas
, who, before joining the firm, served as legal adviser to a United Nations Member State and represented that State on the Sixth Committee (Legal Affairs).