Andrés Jana

Partner

Andrés Jana is held in high esteem by interviewees, who comment: ‘His work has been spectacular. He is a brilliant lawyer and reaches conclusions that I would never have attained. He is a person with a superior level of analysis regarding multiple factors and variants.’ Other sources maintain he is a ‘strategic master’ and  ‘a fantastic arbitrator’.

– Chambers and Partners Latin America

About

Andrés Jana is a founding partner of BMAJ and leader of the International and National Arbitration, Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Public International Law practice areas of the firm.

Andrés has vast experience as counsel, arbitrator and expert in domestic and international disputes involving commercial, investment and international public law issues, before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), under international arbitration rules such as UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, AAA and SCC, among others.

He has also acted in local courts of different jurisdictions, such as Chile, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, United States and Argentina. He has represented national and foreign clients in areas such as energy, mining, construction and infrastructure.

Work experience
  • Founding Partner, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (since 2009);
  • Founding Partner, Alvarez Hinzpeter Jana Abogados (2001-2009);
  • Director of Legal Studies, Banco Central De Chile (1996-1998);
  • Forign Associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington DC, EEUU (1995-1996).
Education
  • LL.M, Harvard University, EEUU (1995);
  • Accepted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Chile (1994);
  • J.D. maximum distinction, Universidad de Chile (1989).
Academic activities
  • Professor, Private Law (Contracts and the Law of Obligations), Universidad de Chile (since 1997);
  • Member, Organinzing Committe, Latin American Seminar on Constitutional and Political Theory (SELA), Yale Law School, EEUU (since 1997);
  • Guest Lecturer, International Arbitration, Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law, University of Texas, USA (2012-2016);
  • Professor, LL.M. International Arbitration, University of Miami, USA (2010-2017);
  • Director of Academic Affairs, Universidad de Chile (2001-2002).
Awards and acknowledgments
  • Chambers and Partners Global: Dispute Resolution – Arbitration (Band 1); International Arbitration – Most In Demand Arbitrators Latin America wide (Band 1);
  • Chambers and Partners Latin America: Dispute Resolution – Arbitration (Band 1); International Arbitration – Arbitrators Latin America wide (Band 1);
  • The Legal 500: “Leading Lawyer”- Dispute Resolution;
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Recommended in Arbitration; Litigation; Antitrust & Competition and Anti Corruption Investigations and Compliance;
  • Best Lawyers: “Lawyer of the Year”- Recommended in Arbitration and Mediation (2020);
  • Best Lawyers: Recommended in Bet-the-Company Litigation; International Arbitration; Litigation and Trade Law;
  • Who’s Who Legal: “Thought Leader” – Arbitration.
Memberships
  • Representative for Chile, Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation, UNCITRAL;
  • Chair, Working Group II on Expedited Arbitration, UNCITRAL;
  • Member, Latin American Arbitration Group, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
  • Member, ICSID list of arbitrators designated by the State of Chile;
  • Member, list of arbitrators, CAM Santiago;
  • Member, list of international arbitrators of the Lima Chamber of Commerce;
  • Vice President, Arbitration Committee, International Bar Association (IBA) (2016-2018);
  • President, Initiative of the Americas, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) (2016-2018);
  • Member, Counsel, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (2015);
  • Vice president, Initiative of the Americas, ITA (2014);
  • Member, Working Group on Conflicts of Interest in Investor-State Arbitration, American Society of International Law, ICCA (2013);
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2013);
  • Vice President, Consejo de Usuarios para América Latina y el Caribe, LCIA (2013- 2019);
  • Member, Commission for the Preparation of a New National Arbitration Law, Ministry of Justice, Chile (2009 and 2013);
  • Founding Member and Vice President, ALARB (2010);
  • Member, Working Group on State Participation and State Entities in Arbitration, Special Drafting Committee of the Arbitration Commission, ICC (2009-2011);
  • Chilean Bar Association.
Publications and seminars
  • Co-author, Chile, ‘The Practicioner’s Guide to Global Investigations Volume II: Global Investigations around the World (Fourth Edition)’, Global Investigations Review, Law Business Research (2020);
  • Author, International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America: Myths and Realities in 32 Journal of International Arbitration, Issue 6, pp. 413-446 (2015);
  • Coauthor, ‘An important domino falls: the Supreme Court of Chile confirms the denial to set aside an arbitral award’, Arbitration News (2013);
  • Author, ‘Chile’, IBA Arbitration Committee, Arbitration Guide (2012);
  • Coauthor, ‘Comment on Article V(1)(b) NYC’, Kronke, Nacimiento, Otto, Port (eds.), The New York Convention, Kluwer Law International (2010);
  • Author, ‘Chile’, ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (2010);
  • Coauthor, ‘La Convención de Nueva York y el CAIDI: Reconocimiento y Ejecución de Sentencias Arbitrales bajo el Convenio de Washington’, Tawil y Zuleta, (dirs.), Abeledo Perrot (ed.), Arbitraje Comercial Internacional, estudio de la Convención de Nueva York con motivo de su 50° aniversario, pp. 675-694 (2008);
  • Author, ‘Arbitration in Chile’, Arbitration Review of the Americas (2007);
  • Coauthor, Repair of Damage in Non-contractual Liability (2002);
  • Coauthor, Protection and Contracts Resource, Editorial Jurídica de Chile, Santiago (1996);
  • Among others.

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