Vanessa is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the East African Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London and Kenya Branches). She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (P.G. Dip) from the Kenya School of Law, a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Oil & Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen and is a certified arbitrator (MCIArb).
As a Legal Researcher at the Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) and the Extractives Baraza (EB), Vanessa deals with Transparency and accountability in petroleum, youth participation in extractives, extractives and innovation and capacity building within the extractives sector towards improving performance and relations between all stakeholders. Vanessa is also passionate about environmental liability in the petroleum sector.
Vanessa possesses 3 years of experience in Arbitration, Civil Litigation and Commercial Law.