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Juana Martinez

Juana Martínez Quintero

Associate
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Juana Martínez Quintero is a member of Baker McKenzie´s Conflict Resolution Practice Group in Bogotá, where she focuses her practice on international and domestic arbitration.

After graduating from the Masters of Law Program at Columbia University as a James Kent Scholar, Juana worked as assistant legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. In addition, Juana worked as an intern at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank in Washington and at the Center for Sustainable Investment at Columbia University in New York, thus having more than five years of experience in these areas. She is currently a professor of the Master in International Law Program at Los Andes University where she teaches a class called "Convergence of International Human Rights Law and the Protection of Foreign Investment."

Practice Focus

Juana has experience in international ad-hoc and institutional arbitration under the UNCITRAL, ICSID and ICC rules, as well as in domestic arbitrations administered by the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce. She has collaborated in the administration of international arbitrations related to infrastructure projects, mining projects and energy projects, among others.

Professional Honors

  • Chosen as Jack Batievsky Scholar by the regional forum of the International Bar Association, 2019
  • Global Shaper, The World Economic Forum, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Young ICSID 
  • Young ICCA 
  • Youth Arbitration Network of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá
  • International Bar Association 

Corporate Responsibility

  • Pro bono coordinator of the Bogotá office from 2017 to 2018

  • Coordinator and leader of "Pazificar," a project that gives legal advice to peace-related entrepreneurship projects founded by ex-combatants, military, social leaders and people related to the process of substitution of crops in the regions of the country

  • Lawyer in the team that advised an international NGO in the preparation of memoranda on international law applicable to a dispute before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

  • Drafting Amis Curiae briefs before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

  • Project leader of the project "In Spanish Please," which project aims to translate relevant legal content to graphic information to be circulated in digital media

Admissions

  • Colombia (2016)

Education

  • Columbia Law School (LL.M. Masters in Law, Kent Scholar) (2018)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Bachelor of Arts in History) (2016)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Bachelor of Law) (2015)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish