Roberto is a Venezuelan lawyer. He holds a law degree from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and an LLM from the University of Chicago.
Roberto advises private entities and sovereign States on contentious and non-contentious public international law and international dispute resolution issues. He regularly represents States in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and has been involved in a dozen investment treaty arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Recent highlights of his practice include representing several States in proceedings 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; successfully defending a Caribbean State in an UNCITRAL treaty claim brought before the Permanent Court of Arbitration; and successfully defending two claimants in a bifurcation request made by an Eastern European State in an ad hoc arbitration.
Roberto is currently representing the Democratic Republic of Congo in the historic “Armed Activities” case and the United Arab Emirates in multiple proceedings before the International Court of Justice. Roberto is also representing a series of investors in two separate ICSID annulment proceedings against a Latin American State 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 public international law and international arbitration.
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LLM, University of Chicago Law School, USA
Law Degree, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela
Spanish, English, Italian and French