Dr. Féliz De Jesús is skilled in public international law and international arbitration, with a focus on Latin American disputes. He regularly advises private sector clients, State-owned companies and sovereign States. He has acted as counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations (ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC). He practices bilingually in English and in Spanish, is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of German, Portuguese and Italian.
Dr. Féliz De Jesús has provided advice on investment treaty arbitration law, on the international legal protection available for transnational investments, on the domestic law applicable to international investments, on the enforcement of international arbitral awards, on construction law and on numerous areas of public international law, such as maritime delimitation issues, the law of the sea, the law of state responsibility, the law of treaties and international humanitarian law.
Prior to joining Baker Botts in 2014, Dr. Féliz De Jesús was an associate at an international law and international arbitration boutique law firm in London. He is a doctor in public international law from the University of Oxford. He was also a University Trainee (2010-2011) at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in The Hague, where he clerked for Judges Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf and Sir Christopher Greenwood.
- South American State - acted for the respondent in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning taxation under the free zones legislation of the host State
- Eastern European State - provided advice on public international law and investment treaty arbitration law issues in set aside proceedings before national courts
- Middle Eastern gas company - provided advice on the valuation of upstream oil and gas assets by investment arbitration tribunals
- Middle Eastern oil company - provided advice on investment treaty arbitration protections in and the domestic law of a State in Africa
- South American construction company - acted for the owner of a power generation project in disputes against an EPC contractor under the ICC Dispute Board Rules
- Central American State - acted for the respondent in an ICSID arbitration concerning the regulation, distribution and pricing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas
- South American State - acted for the respondent in ICJ contentious proceedings concerning international environmental law
- South American State - formulation of a strategy to respond to an ICJ judgment concerning maritime boundaries
- Two Swiss fertiliser companies - acted for the claimants in an ICSID arbitration concerning the expropriation of a fertiliser plant and rights under an offtake agreement in Venezuela
- Dutch company - acted for the claimant in an ICSID arbitration concerning the expropriation of two glass manufacturing plants in Venezuela
- Two Venezuelan companies - acted for the claimants in an ICSID arbitration concerning the expropriation of two glass manufacturing plants in Venezuela under the Netherlands-Venezuela BIT
- Caribbean State - acted for the respondent in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning an investment in the tourism sector
- Major U.S. industrial conglomerate - advice on the legal implications of bilateral investment treaties for the purposes of structuring planned investments in Africa
- U.S. multinational company - advice on the legal implications of bilateral investment treaties for the corporate structure of its existing investments world-wide
- U.S. multinational company - advice on the law on expropriation and on practical steps to take to ensure access to company documents in the event of an expropriation
Awards & Community
Recognised in The Legal 500 UK, as a "Rising Star" in Public International Law, 2022
Global Arbitration Review
International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Update
State Aid and the Energy Sector, edited by L. Hancher et al., Hart, Oxford