A Practitioner's Guide to Maritime Boundary Delimitation
Stephen Fietta and Robin Cleverly
Stephen Fietta, Principal, Fietta, and Robin Cleverly, Law of the Sea Consultant, Marbdy Consulting Ltd
Stephen Fietta is a the principal and founder of Fietta, an international law firm based in London. He is one of the few practising lawyers globally whose practice focuses exclusively on public international law. A substantial part of Stephen's practice concerns the Law of the Sea. He advises sovereign States, energy interests and other entities around the world on all aspects of maritime delimitation. He was Counsel and Advocate for Barbados in the first ever maritime boundary delimitation arbitration proceeding under UNCLOS (against Trinidad and Tobago, decided in 2006). He has lectured at Kings College, London since 2006 on maritime delimitation law and practice on the MA course entitled Geopolitics, Territory and Security (formerly International Boundary Studies). He graduated in law from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1993.
Dr Robin Cleverly is a Law of the Sea consultant specialising in the technical aspects of law of the sea which he took up after a long career as a petroleum exploration geologist in the oil industry. He was formerly head of the law of the sea group at the UK Hydrographic Office. He provides technical advice to governments world-wide for the negotiation and delimitation of maritime boundaries, and also to oil majors and independents. He has worked extensively on maritime boundary cases at the International Court of Justice and other international arbitrations. He graduated with an MA and DPhil in geology from St Catherine's College, Oxford.