Expert resume of Andrés Jana
Founding partner of Jana & Gil, Dispute Resolution; arbitrator; Chair of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II on Dispute Settlement; Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); Member of the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); and Professor of Private Law at Universidad de Chile since 1997. Has also served as legal advisor to a number of Latin American countries on the negotiations of the financial services and investment chapters of Free Trade Agreements and to the Ministry of Finance of Chile in a wide range of matters. He served as Director of Legal Studies of the Central Bank of Chile.
Andrés Jana is a founding partner and head of the international arbitration practice of Jana & Gil, Dispute Resolution.
He is a lawyer, arbitrator and international expert in the resolution of commercial, investment and public international law disputes before the ICJ, ICSID, PCA, ICC, LCIA, AAA, SCC, CAM Santiago and other arbitral institutions in Latin America. He has also been a member of ICSID ad hoc committees, acting in four of them as Chair. His current work as an arbitrator includes commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across a wide range of sectors, including an ICSID arbitration initiated by a British bank with operations in Latin America.
Andrés is Vice President of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (2021-2024), Chair of Working Group II on Dispute Settlement at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and Member of the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). As part of his work at UNCITRAL, he led the discussions that preceded the adoption of the first UNCITRAL Rules on Expedited Arbitration and participated on the 2010 revision of the UNCITRAL Rules.
He is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators, member of the list of international arbitrators of different local arbitral institutions in Latin America, member of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group and founding member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB). Andrés has been a professor of private law at the Universidad de Chile since 1997.
Andrés Jana is ranked in Band 1 of the “Most in Demand Arbitrators” and “International Arbitration: Arbitrators” by Chambers & Partners. Some have noted that “[h]is work has been spectacular. He is a brilliant lawyer and reaches conclusions that he would never have reached. He is a person with a superior level of analysis with respect to multiple factors and variables".
At the outset of his career, he held the position of Chief of Legal Studies for the Chilean Central Bank. In that capacity, he was responsible for the study of legal aspects of foreign exchange and financial regulations as well as the legal scope of several national and international regulation standards related to foreign investment, capital transfers and international treaties. Andrés has also served as legal advisor of a number Latin American countries on the negotiations of the financial services and investment chapters of Free Trade Agreements, including those concluded with the European Union and the United States of America.