The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the creation of the Volterra Fietta Scholarship in Public International Law.

Maureen O'Neill, Director of Development at the Faculty of Law explains: "This is the first independently funded DPhil at the Faculty of Law and we are extremely grateful for the kind generosity of Volterra Fietta in creating this scholarship.'

The scholarship will support a doctoral candidate at Oxford whose thesis is in the field of public international law. The first recipient of the scholarship is Michail Risvas. Michail is a DPhil student working under the supervision of Dan Sarooshi, Professor of Public International Law at Oxford.

Professor Dan Sarooshi states that  'Michail has completed the MPhil and prior to that was awarded the MJur with distinction. His DPhil examines "Non-Discrimination in the World Trade Organization and International Investment Law".'

Volterra Fietta is the world’s first public international law firm and London’s only international arbitration firm. The firm acts for States, international organizations and private entities in both contentious and non-contentious matters related to every continent and region of the world.