Romina has over 15 years of experience advising on cross-border dispute resolution and investigations across a broad range of jurisdictions and industries, including agriculture, banking, construction, energy, metals and mining, oil and gas, and securities.
Romina is an experienced litigator with a pragmatic approach to complex matters requiring international, civil and common law expertise, and has a strong track record advising on investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, financial regulation, international sanctions, white collar crime, insolvency and fraud.
She has practised law in Buenos Aires, Brussels, Geneva, Paris and London and has acted as consultant to major financial institutions, international organisations and governmental bodies, including Lloyds Banking Group, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the Argentine Ministries of Justice and Economy.
Romina read law at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and then obtained an LLM in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. She has also researched Public Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE).
In her academic career, Romina was awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship (Foreign & Commonwealth Office), the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Fondation Hans Wildorf scholarship (Canton Genève, Switzerland).
Romina has advised the following individuals and corporations, among others:
- A British alcoholic beverage company on different violations of International Trade, US and Colombian laws and regulations;
- A British energy company in High Court proceedings brought by a group of Colombian landowners, claiming environmental damage allegedly caused by the construction of an oil pipeline;
- A Chinese mining consortium in the defence of a human rights-based challenge in the High Court relating to a mining project in Peru;
- US firms on a settlement with the UK government regarding the decommissioning of nuclear facilities;
- Two French Banks in two separate investigations and subsequent settlement regarding historical compliance with US economic sanctions and other related laws before various US authorities;
- A Ukrainian high net worth individual in respect of an application to set aside a worldwide freezing order and principal fraud claim before the High Court involving multiple jurisdictions;
- Several corporations and corporate vehicles in various High Court claims relating to the insolvency of an Icelandic Bank;
- A Hong Kong bank in an investigation for alleged fraud and anti-trust violations brought by the EU antitrust authority;
- A major Californian technology company in proceedings for alleged fraud and anti-trust violations before the French Commercial Courts brought by the French Competition authority;
- Different companies and individuals in various arbitral proceedings involving BIT violations under UNCITRAL rules and enforcement of those awards.
In addition to being admitted as a solicitor of England & Wales, Romina is a practising lawyer in Buenos Aires.