ANA MARTINEZ VALLS focuses her practice on international arbitration, with an emphasis on Latin America and Spain. She has represented clients in investor-state and commercial arbitrations, including proceedings conducted under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as ICC, SCC, and CIAM arbitrations seated in Spain, New York, Miami, Perú, Panamá, and France.
Prior to joining Sidley, Ana worked in leading international arbitration firms in both Spain and New York. Ana also has experience in finance and investment banking.
Ana has dual training in civil and common law and speaks English, Spanish, and French. She was also an editor of the American Review of International Arbitration during her time at Columbia Law School.
Ana has been involved in several international law conferences and moot competitions including the Columbia Arbitration Day (Chair), the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court (Spanish National Administrator), and the Willem C. Vis Moot (judge and participant). She is one of the global founders of Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners (nominated to the GAR Best Innovation Awards 2021), and a member of the Board of Latin American Arbitration Practitioners in Europe.
Most recently, Ana was recognized in the Nova 111 List Spain as one of the 10 professionals under 35 with the highest potential, in the Legal Services category.
**Not admitted to practice in England and Wales**