Jessica graduated from Andrés Bello Catholic University in Venezuela and holds a Master in Oil and Mining Law from the Monteávila University in Caracas and an LLM from King’s College London.
Jessica specialises in International Arbitration and Litigation and Public International Law. She has advised and represented private entities and sovereign States on international dispute resolution and public international law issues including investment arbitration; international environmental law and international human rights.
Prior to joining PGMBM, Jessica worked as an associate in the public law practice group and the energy disputes team at Baker & McKenzie where she advised clients on investment arbitration, international environmental law, administrative law, corporate social responsibility and human rights.
More recently, Jessica worked as a Senior Associate at Volterra Fietta in London where she represented a European State on five investment treaty disputes under the ICSID rules in relation to the mis-selling of financial products and a Caribbean Sate in an investment treaty claim before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in relation to claims arising out of alleged environmental damage and indirect expropriation of a wildlife sanctuary in Barbados. She also provided advice in relation to proceedings before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as on international humanitarian law issues.