Ana Vermal is “an excellent advocate” who stands out among peers thanks to her adept handling of complex disputes under most major arbitral rules.
Ana Vermal is a quadrilingual common law and civil law litigator specialising in international arbitration.
Ana represents corporations from around the world in complex arbitrations arising out of their cross-border business transactions, such as acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution and licensing agreements. Ana handles arbitral proceedings under the rules of all major arbitral institutions. In addition, she represents clients before courts in France and the United States, particularly in connection with the enforcement or vacatur of arbitral awards.
Ana also regularly sits as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.
In 2018, Ana was appointed to serve as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, the decision-making body in the ICC arbitration system.
The wealth of Ana’s legal and cultural experience is highly sought after by companies seeking counsel or an arbitrator for international arbitration proceedings. Ana is qualified to practise in both New York and Paris. An Argentine and Spanish national, she has lived in Germany, Spain, the United States and France, and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.
Chambers Global notes that "clients highlight her 'extremely strong courtroom presence and strong cross-examination skills'," while The Legal 500 reports that "the 'excellent and remarkable’ Ana Vermal impresses with her 'strategic acumen.’"
Ana’s current matters include representing a Swiss pharmaceutical company in a CPR arbitration in Washington DC; an English industrial group in an HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong; and a Brazilian company in an ICC arbitration in New York.
Ana is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and a frequent speaker on international arbitration topics.