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Provided by Monica Feria-Tinta

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Practice covers the full spectrum of public international law. Substantial experience representing states, international organizations and multinationals. Also covers conflict of laws (in group litigation cases) and international arbitration. Sits as arbitrator (Sat as Chair in an €1.2b+ investment arbitration with a seat in The Hague). Guest lecturer at the Course on Investment Law & Arbitration, Cambridge University.

Instructed in complex and high-profile cases, counsel in English &international courts, and arbitral tribunals under a variety of rules and applicable laws: ICJ, PCA, ITLOS, OECD, UN, regional bodies, ICSID, SCC, SIAC tribunals; ICC.

Expert in the substance and procedure of diplomatic & state immunity; consular law. (represented a Sovereign (state immunity) in the employment tribunal; advised in the US$1bn gold dispute re the Central Bank of Venezuela). Works in English, Spanish, French.

Career

Substantive experience working for international courts i.e the ICJ (advising in the seminal case on Genocide (Bosnia v Ex-Yugoslavia)), and the ICTY (Chamber Trial I); Legal adviser to a State Delegation (Diplomatic Conference, Rome Statute); Assistant Legal Adviser to the FCO; Shortlisted ‘Barrister of the Year’ Lawyer Awards;The Lawyer Hot 100 2020; Visiting Fellow (Jesus College).

Publications

Foreign State Immunity and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in English Courts (forthcoming) (OUP).

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Public International Law: The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
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Monica Feria-Tinta
Monica Feria-Tinta focuses her practice on all aspects of PIL, having appeared before the full range of international courts and tribunals. In recent years she has acted in high-profile cases concerning international human rights, diplomatic immunity and bilateral investment treaty disputes.

Strengths

"Monica is approachable yet also formidable. She has a broad knowledge of PIL and human rights law, and she brings a lot of passion and dedication to her work."

Recent work

Represented the family of Harry Dunn in their judicial review challenging the Foreign Secretary's acceptance that Anne Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity.

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