VICTORIA GARCIA VERON

EDUCATION

  • Executive course in Investment Law and Arbitration (Lauterpacht Centre, 2019)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business and Corporate Law Specialization (ICADE, 2017)
  • Double Degree in Law (LL.B.) and Business Management (B.B.A.) (Autonomous University of Madrid, 2016)

 

ADMISSIONS

  • Spanish Bar – ICAM
  • Milan Bar

 

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish, Portuguese, English, German (basic)

Victoria comes from an advanced academic and analytical background that combines Law studies with a focus on Corporate Law and Business Management, which represents an advantage for analysing complex quantum issues. She was a student at Cambridge University (UK) and at the Philipps-Universität (Germany), holding academic scholarships.

Victoria’s practice is focused on international arbitration and her experience includes counseling on complex commercial and investment cases, having represented States and investors in disputes arising from BITs or public contracts, mostly in the Latinamerican region. The clients she has worked with vary from funds or multinational companies to Latinamerican public entities or governments. Victoria has also been involved as a lawyer in analysing pre-contentious scenarios in the context of investment arbitrations and assisted in numerous negotiations with Latin American parties. In addition, she has participated in judicial actions in Spain and Latin America related to arbitration such as obtaining interim measures, anti-suit injunctions, enforcement or annulment of awards.

The main sectors in which Victoria has advised clients are construction and infrastructure, corporate disputes, energy and software. She has participated in cases under the rules of the ICC, ICSID Convention, UNCITRAL or CAM.

Before joining ArbLit, Victoria worked from 2017 to 2021 as an associate in the International Arbitration and Litigation team at Uría Menéndez in Madrid. She did internships during her studies in the corporate department at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira in São Paulo, in the real estate department at Ashurst in Madrid and at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Victoria also received the individual award in the Deloitte Legal Challenge 2016, and she enjoys doing pro bono work, having participated in different projects with Save the Children during her career.

  • CEA -40, and the CEA’s Portuguese-speakers’ Committee
  • LATAP EU
  • ICC YAF
  • MAD VYAP
  • AIA-ArbIt-40
  • “COVID-19 and Interim Relief for Stay of Enforcement of Bank Guarantees” (with López de Argumedo, A.), in Investment Arbitration Outlook Uría Menéndez, n. 6, 2020.
  • “EU Member States’ Reaction to Achmea: a Comment on the Declarations of 15 and 16 January 2019 on the Termination of Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties” (with Sarmiento, D.), in Investment Arbitration Outlook Uría Menéndez, n. 5, 2019.
  • Investment Arbitration in the African Continent” (with Aguilar de Carvalho, F.), in Investment Arbitration Outlook Uría Menéndez, n. 3, 2018.

ICC YAF, Peruvian Arbitration Week, University of Applied Science of Lima (Perú), September 2019, “The tendency of Arbitral Tribunals constituted under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) to reject intra-EU jurisdictional objections