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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Ana Paula Montans is “a rising arbitrator” according to market commentators, and is known for her “excellent” work on disputes across a variety of sectors – from construction to telecommunications.


Ana Paula has 10 years’ experience in international dispute resolution and arbitration. She advises and represents corporations, private clients and sovereign states in investor-state and international commercial arbitrations, private and public international law, and general commercial matters. She also sits as an arbitrator.

Ana Paula’s diverse expertise encompasses handling complex high-stakes disputes in a wide range of sectors including construction and infrastructure, telecommunications, mining, corporate and international sales/services and distribution agreements. She has been involved, as counsel, arbitrator and/or secretary to arbitral tribunals, in international arbitration proceedings conducted under all major sets of rules, including under the auspices of the ICC (over 20 cases), SCC, DIAC, CBMA (Brazil), AMCHAM (Brazil), NAFTA Chapter 11, ICSID, as well as ad-hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, governed by various substantive and procedural laws. Prior to joining Omnia Strategy, Ana Paula spent eight years at an international arbitration boutique (Derains & Gharavi) in Paris.

Ana Paula is qualified to practise in Brazil, where she obtained a Bachelor of Law degree; and in Paris. She obtained a Master’s degree and a DSU in private international law and international commercial law from the University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas). She also obtained a postgraduate degree in international litigation from the University of Paris XII (Val de Marne). Since 2009 she has been assistant editor of the Brazilian arbitration journal Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, published by Kluwer Law and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee. Ana Paula is recognised in WWL Future Leaders: Arbitration (2019 and 2020).

Ana is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.

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