Ana Maria Arrarte

  • Biography

    Leader of the Firm's Dispute Prevention and Resolution area, which includes both arbitration and litigation. She has more than twenty-five years of recognized experience leading highly complex processes and arbitrations in the fields of energy, infrastructure and investment, among others, both national and international. She is in constant demand as arbitrator and is a member of the most prestigious arbitration institutions.

    About her work, Chambers & Partners has highlighted that Ana María Arrarte is "a «superb litigator» highly recognized in the area" of arbitration and judicial litigation, as well as that she "wins praise from clients for the «leadership, strength and experience» she demonstrates in disputes".

  • Experience

    • Has successfully advised Gilat to Home Perú S.A. in a complex arbitration initiated against the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the Telecommunications Investment Fund (with participation of OSIPTEL) for breach of the concession contract and financing agreements, obtaining for the client an indemnity of more than thirteen million dollars.
    • Successfully advised HudBay Perú in a bilingual arbitration (Spanish and English) initiated by one of its former contractors of the Constancia Project (Cusco), achieving that the Arbitral Tribunal dismissed the claim of its counterpart, who claimed more than eight million dollars.
    • Has provided successful legal advice to the Committee for Economic Operations of the National Interconnected System (COES) in arbitration proceedings brought by members challenging the decisions of the Board of Directors on electricity matters, achieving satisfactory results for COES.
    • Successfully advised América Móvil in an administrative litigation proceeding, defending the validity of an INDECOPI resolution favorable to the client, valued at more than four hundred and fifty million dollars.
  • Publications

    Ana Maria is a constant contributor to important legal journals that publish her articles and works on arbitration and dispute resolution, and is regularly invited as speaker to national and international events.

    • Author of many articles on matters related with her speciality (diffuse interests, duty to provide motivation, res judicata, joint litigants and third parties intervention, procedural annulment, motivation for arbitration awards, execution of arbitration awards, relation between Arbitration Jurisdiction and Judicial Jurisdiction, arbitrations related with public works, among others) in several local and foreign legal magazines.

    Co–author of several specialized books on procedure matters, such as:

    • "Contemporary Doctrine", Trujillo. Ed. Normas Legales, 2003.
    • "Procedure Fraud". Trujillo. Ed. Normas Legales.
  • Education

    • Diploma in Electricity, Gas and Energy Law. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, 2005.
    • Diploma in Investment Arbitration. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima.
    • Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Diploma in Electricity, Gas and Energy Law, Lima, 2005.
    • Harvard University, Studies on Negotiation, Conciliation and Arbitration, Cambridge, 1998.
    • Universidad de Lima, Law Degree, Lima, 1991.


    • Lima Bar Association, 1992.
    • International Bar Association.


    • Member of the Court of Arbitration of the American Chamber of Commerce - AMCHAM.
    • American Chamber of Commerce - AMCHAM.
    • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Peruvian Arbitration Institute.
    • Member of the Regulatory Framework Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Lima.
    • Conflict Management Group, Peruvian Association of Negotiation, Arbitration and Conciliation (APENAC).
    • National and International Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce.
    • Arbitration Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • Additional Information


    • Partner at Estudio Echecopar since 2006.
    • Partner at Estudio Javier de Belaunde, 2001 – 2006.
    • Associate at Estudio Javier de Belaunde, 1992 – 2001.
    • Consultant for World Bank on the Project for the Training of Magistrates of the Judiciary.
    • Advisor to the National Academy for the Judiciary.
    • Advisor to the National Council of the Judiciary.
    • Advisor to PROINVERSION (State Agency for the Promotion of Investment).

    Teaching experience

    • Professor of several courses on Law of Procedure at Universidad de Lima, 1993 to date.
    • Professor in the Seminar for Integration on Civil and Law of Procedure at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 1997 to July 2006.
    • Professor of the Master Studies on Law of Procedure and Dispute Resolutions at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, 2006.
    • Guest professor of the Master Studies on Procedural Law at the Universidad San Agustin in Arequipa, 2005.
    • Guest professor of the Superintendency of Public Registers.
    • Guest professor of the Judicial Academy.
    • Speaker in the courses for the Training of Arbitrators of the Lima Chamber of Commerce.
    • Speaker in the Training Courses on Arbitration in Public Contracting organized by CONSUCODE (State Council on Procurement and Acquisitions).
    • Regular speaker at local and international congresses on Law of procedure matters.

    Additional information

    • Negotiation workshop for the private sector.
    • Negotiation and Conciliation Techniques Workshop organized by Conflict Management Group, Peruvian Association of Negotiation, Arbitration and Conciliation (APENAC), held at Harvard University. U.S.A.
    • Training of Trainers Workshop, organized by the Academia de la Magistratura.
    • Fellow in the International Visitors Program "Administration of Justice and Principles of Rights", sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America (March-April 2000).
    • International congresses on civil procedural law, organized by the Ibero-American Institute of Civil Procedural Law.
    • Permanent training in IBA courses and events organized by ICC, in which she has also participated as a speaker.