Jessica graduated from the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Venezuela and holds an LLM in Oil and Mining Law from the Monteávila University in Caracas as well as an LLM from King’s College London.
She specialises in both 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 in London as a Senior Associate at Volterra Fietta where she represented a European State on five investment treaty disputes under the ICSID rules in relation to the mis-selling of financial products. A further highlight was her representation of a Caribbean state in an investment treaty arbitration, 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.