Vanessa is an associate in the London office of Three Crowns, specialising in international arbitration and public international law.
Vanessa’s experience extends to both international commercial and investment treaty disputes, including in the renewable energy, electrical power, and petroleum industries. She has acted in arbitrations heard under a range of arbitration rules, including the ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
Her recent experience includes representing an electricity utility company in an investment treaty arbitration against a Latin American State, arising from the Government’s decision to seize and liquidate a local power company. She is also acting for a consortium of major oil & gas companies in a dispute with a Latin American State concerning various breaches of an investment agreement.
Prior to joining Three Crowns, Vanessa trained in the international dispute resolution practices of two leading international firms based in Paris. In addition, she interned at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs Treaty Section in New York City and at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José.
Vanessa received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Sciences Po in Paris, where she focused on international dispute resolution. During her studies, Vanessa undertook academic exchanges at Columbia Law School and the Law Faculty of the University of São Paulo.