On March 1st, the revised Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) took effect. The revised Rules seek to enhance time and cost efficiency as well as transparency, and will apply to all arbitrations initiated on or after that date.
Ana Vermal is a partner in the Litigation Department and co-head of the firm’s International Arbitration Group.
Ana Vermal is a quadrilingual common law and civil law lawyer with over 20 years of experience representing 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. Ana is also frequently appointed to serve as arbitrator. In addition, Ana represents clients before courts in France and the United States in connection with the enforcement or annulment of arbitral awards.
Ana sits on the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In that capacity, Ana participates in the Court’s judicial supervision of ICC arbitrations, including the appointment of arbitrators, decisions on challenges against arbitrators and the scrutiny and approval of ICC arbitral awards.
Ana is Vice Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association, and also serves as the Argentine representative to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. She is a frequent speaker on international arbitration topics.
The wealth of Ana’s legal and cultural experience is highly sought after by our clients. An Argentine national, she has lived in Germany, Spain, the United States and France, and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German. Ana is qualified to practice in both New York and Paris.
Chambers Global notes that "clients highlight her 'extremely strong courtroom presence and strong cross-examination skills'," while The Legal 500 EMEA reports that clients view Ana as “a great strategic thinker” who “shows an unmatched commitment to her clients and a knowledge and understanding of case law and the intricacies of each case that distinguish” her. Who's Who Legal notes that Ana "is recognized as a ‘brilliant and insightful counsel with vast knowledge of international arbitration proceedings’. She comes highly commended for her expertise in post-M&A and contractual disputes.”