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Meet Paul S. Reichler: The Lead Attorney Defending Somalia’s Territorial Water at the Hague

Meet Paul S. Reichler: The Lead Attorney Defending Somalia’s Territorial Water at the Hague

Somali government hired Foley Hoag the world’s most experienced legal firm for Maritime dispute. The lead attorney Mr. Paul Reichler “is one of the world’s most respected and experienced practitioners of Public International Law, specializing for more than 25 years in the representation of Sovereign States in disputes with other States, and in disputes with foreign investors. He belongs to a select group of elite lawyers with extensive experience litigating on behalf of Sovereign States before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea in Hamburg,” (Chambers Global 2010).

Foley Hoag,  the firm has been legal counsel in more maritime boundary cases before international courts and arbitral tribunals than any other maritime and land boundary law firm in the world.

In 2012, Foley Hoag helped clients achieve legal victories in maritime boundary cases before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

Foley Hoag’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) practice group is led by partner Paul Reichler, whom Chambers Global has called “one of the world’s most respected and experienced practitioners of Public International Law” who “belongs to a select group of elite lawyers with extensive experience litigating on behalf of Sovereign States before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.”

Paul Reichler’s experience before the ICJ, also known as the World Court, dates back to 1984, when he represented Nicaragua in its landmark victory over the United States in the Case Concerning Armed Activities in and against Nicaragua. The court ruled that the U.S. had engaged in the unlawful use of force against Nicaragua by arming and supporting counter-revolutionary insurgents attempting to overthrow Nicaragua’s government, and by mining Nicaragua’s harbors.

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