Roberto is a Venezuelan lawyer. He holds a law degree from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago. He also studied commercial law at the London School of Economics.
Roberto advises private entities and sovereign States on contentious and non-contentious public international law and international dispute resolution issues. Recent highlights of his practice include advising a State on public international law issues related to the Law of Occupation and Statehood, as well as working on contentious investment treaty disputes under different rules, including ICSID and UNCITRAL. Roberto is currently representing an investor in an annulment proceeding under the ICSID Rules and two investors in an ICSID arbitration involving a major expropriation in Latin America. He recently acted for an African State in an ICSID proceeding and for a Caribbean State in successfully defending an UNCITRAL treaty claim before the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Prior to joining Volterra Fietta, Roberto was an associate at a global law firm where he represented private entities in some of the largest international arbitration proceedings in Latin America, both under ICSID and the ICC Rules. He also advised multinational companies in a broad range of commercial and corporate law matters, with an emphasis in the oil and gas industry.
Roberto has published in several areas, including the field of international arbitration.
Direct dial: +44 (0)207 380 4399
LLM, University of Chicago Law School, USA
Law Degree, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela
Spanish, English, Italian and French