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. He has represented States in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and has been involved in more than ten investment treaty arbitrations under both the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Recent highlights of his practice include representing the United Arab Emirates in a case brought by Qatar before the International Court of Justice; successfully defending an award worth more than half a billion US Dollars in an ICSID annulment proceeding against a Latin American State; and successfully defending a Caribbean State in an UNCITRAL treaty claim brought before the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Roberto is currently representing a series of investors in two ICSID annulment proceedings against a Latin American State; the claimants in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration against the Czech Republic; and the Republic of Croatia in an ICSID claim brought by an Austrian bank.
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 spoken at conferences and 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