Ana Paula Montans



Ana Paula has over 15 years’ experience in international dispute resolution and arbitration. She advises and represents corporations, individuals, and sovereign States in commercial and investor-state arbitrations, private and public international law, and general commercial matters. She also sits as arbitrator.


Ana Paula’s diverse expertise encompasses handling complex, high-stakes disputes across a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, mining, energy, construction and infrastructure, corporate issues, and international sales/services and distribution agreements. She has been involved as counsel, arbitrator, and/or secretary to arbitral tribunals in international arbitration proceedings conducted under all major sets of rules, including under those of the ICC, ICSID, SCC, DIAC, DIS, CBMA (Brazil), AMCHAM (Brazil), NAFTA Chapter 11, as well as ad-hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, governed by various substantive and procedural laws. Prior to joining Omnia Strategy in 2018, Ana Paula spent eight years at an international arbitration boutique in Paris.


Ana Paula is qualified to practice in Brazil, where she obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree, and in Paris. She obtained a Master Degree and a D.S.U. in Private International Law and International Commercial Law at the University of Paris II. She has also obtained a Postgraduate Degree in International Litigation at the University of Paris XII. She has been Assistant Editor of the Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem (Brazilian Arbitration Review) since 2009. She was featured in The Legal 500 “International Arbitration Powerlist UK” in 2023, and has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a “Future Leader” in arbitration, which has described her as “a brilliant, sharp and responsible counsel”. She speaks English, French and Portuguese fluently, and has good reading and comprehension skills in Spanish. Ana Paula was made a Partner in May 2024.