Ms. Lavista has served in a variety of roles in practice and academia dedicated to public international law. She currently acts as counsel in several international arbitrations (ICSID and UNCITRAL) as well as execution and enforcement proceedings under domestic jurisdictions. Additionally she advises on the text and negotiations in international agreements, as well as other public international law issues. Previously, she worked for the Procuración del Tesoro de la Nación in the defense of Argentina in dozens of international investment arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA rules.
Though her focus has been on public international law issues, she has also acted as counsel in relation to corporate matters, particularly assisting in the negotiation of international agreements for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Argentina. She has also participated in the development of oil and gas legislation in Argentina and acted before national and provincial regulatory agencies.
For over ten years she has taught public international law at the University of Buenos Aires, as well as acting as visiting professor at other universities. Ms. Lavista is finishing her studies for a DPhil in Law from Oxford University focusing on sovereignty over energy generating natural resources, has an LL.M. from New York University in International Legal Studies, and received a Master’s in Finance and her law degree Universidad T. Di Tella in Argentina. She has also been chosen as one of the Future Leaders of international arbitration by Who's Who Legal.
She is not authorized to practice law in Florida.