Manuel is developing a broad practice across all of Chambers’ areas of expertise, including general commercial law, international arbitration and public international law.
He comes to the Bar with almost ten years of legal experience. Manuel initially qualified as a lawyer in Venezuela, where he practised as a litigator for several years. After leaving Venezuela, he worked as a judicial fellow at the International Court of Justice, in The Hague, and then spent four years at WilmerHale, first as senior associate and then as counsel, where he specialised in international arbitration (investment treaty and commercial) and public international law.
Manuel has acted or advised in matters in more than ten different jurisdictions, including the United States, Brazil, and Russia, and enjoys working as part of international teams.
Additionally, Manuel is committed to pro bono work, with a particular emphasis on migratory issues and freedom of expression. Manuel worked as a volunteer in the Colombian-Venezuelan border and has acted in freedom of expression cases before the European Court of Human Rights.Privacy notice