Speaker

Vanessa RIVAS PLATA

President

Special Commission that Represents the Republic of Peru in International Investment Disputes

Ms Rivas Plata serves as President of the Special Commission representing the Republic of Peru in international investment disputes, leading the SICRECI (Peru’s Coordination and Response System for International Investment Disputes). Prior to her current role, she acted as Director for North America and Europe and as Investment Affairs Coordinator at the Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade, having participated as Peru’s lead investment negotiator of multiple international investment agreements, including the investment chapters of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement, Pacific Alliance (trade bloc composed of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) Additional Protocol, Turkey-Peru Free Trade Agreement, India-Peru Trade Agreement, and the modernisation of investment provisions under the China-Peru Free Trade Agreement. Ms Rivas Plata has also represented Peru as investment expert in international forums such as the WTO (World Trade Organization), World Bank, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Ms Rivas Plata holds a LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University and received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the Catholic University of Peru.