Estefanía San Juan

Associate, Miami



Estefanía San Juan is an associate in the Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Groups. Ms. San Juan specializes in international dispute resolution and transnational disputes involving sovereign states and Latin America.

Her experience includes investment arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as in commercial arbitration and litigation in various forums. These cases have spanned various substantive areas, including infrastructure, energy, sovereign debt, environment, among others. She is also experienced in white collar matters, including internal reviews, investigations, and due diligence on anti-corruption/anti-bribery issues.

A native of Colombia and Venezuela, Ms. San Juan is multilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She has lived, studied and worked in Colombia, Costa Rica and the United States.

Ms. San Juan has additional experience with the chambers of the Honorable Judge Paul L. Friedman of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in Washington, DC and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont Immigrant Justice Program in Charlotte, NC.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Florida State Bar
American University, Washington College of Law
University of North Carolina


Representation and ongoing advice to investors and project company related to the Quito airport.

Ongoing representation of investor in various proceedings against an Ecuadorian Public Company in Panama and BVI relating to port concession in Ecuador.

Success for the Republic of Peru in the first arbitration under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement in a dispute.

Representation of the Republic of Peru arbitration under a contract and the UK-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to ports and sovereign wealth funds.

Representation in a mass claim relating to Argentine Sovereign debt.

Speaking Engagements

Women in Arbitration Conference, Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (IPA), Lima 2020

Investment Arbitration Conference, Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (IPA), Santiago 2019

Investment Protection in Latin America, The Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), DC Chapter, Washington 2017

Arbitration Procedure in International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law, Washington 2016