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Andrea de la Brena

// Position:
Counsel

// Admission to the bar: 
2014, Mexico

// Nationality:
Mexican

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// Contact:

Andrea de la Brena, LL.M.
T +52 5081 8457 - 48000
M +52 1 55 7854 3920

andrea.de.la.brena@zeiler.partners

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Andrea de la Brena is counsel at zeiler.partners and an expert in international commercial and investment arbitration.

Andrea has experience advising clients in all aspects of commercial and investment arbitration under various sets of rules, including the UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. She regularly represents governments in investment arbitration proceedings.

She also provides advice to Mexican companies in all aspects of their corporate matters, including drafting of contracts, corporate governance, performance of due diligence, incorporation of companies in Mexico and registration of foreign companies in Mexico. Furthermore, she supports Mexican companies in labour and employment law matters, including drafting of employment agreements and termination of employment relationships. Andrea especially assists Austrian companies and their Mexican subsidiaries in all these matters.

Andrea was admitted to the Mexican bar in 2014 and is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Bachelor at Law 2013) and the University of Vienna (LLM 2016). She worked as a corporate and dispute resolution attorney for major international Mexican-based law firms. Her working languages are English and Spanish.

Education

  • University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria, International Legal Studies (LL.M. 2016)
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City/Mexico; Postgraduate Course in Energy and Law (August-December 2014)
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City/Mexico (Bachelor in Law 2013)

Languages

 Spanish (native), English (fluent), French (basic)

Experience

  • Attorney at law, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (since 2017)
  • Legal Assistant, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (2016)
  • Junior Associate/Law Clerk, Jones Day, S.C., Mexico City/Mexico (2014- 2015)
  • Law Clerk, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, S.C., Mexico City/Mexico (2013-2014)
  • Law Clerk, Abascal, Flores und Segovia, S.C., Mexico City/Mexico (2010-2013)

Selected Reference Cases

Highlights of Andrea's work include the following:

  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Convention against an Eastern European investor in the energy sector (amount in dispute EUR 700 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a Western European entity (amount in dispute EUR 90 million)

For further reference cases contact office@zeiler.partners.

Publications & Lectures

De la Brena & Schreuer, Does ISDS need an Appeals Mechanism?, in Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2019

Siwy & Zeiler (eds.) Beisteiner, De la Brena & Schifferl (authors) The European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration A Commentary. Kluwer, 2019.

Andrea de la Brena

// Position:
Counsel

// Admission to the bar: 
2014, Mexico

// Nationality:
Mexican

LinkedIn

// Contact:

Andrea de la Brena, LL.M.
T +52 5081 8457 - 48000
M +52 1 55 7854 3920

andrea.de.la.brena@zeiler.partners

V-Card
Download CV

Andrea de la Brena is counsel at zeiler.partners and an expert in international commercial and investment arbitration.

Andrea has experience advising clients in all aspects of commercial and investment arbitration under various sets of rules, including the UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. She regularly represents governments in investment arbitration proceedings.

She also provides advice to Mexican companies in all aspects of their corporate matters, including drafting of contracts, corporate governance, performance of due diligence, incorporation of companies in Mexico and registration of foreign companies in Mexico. Furthermore, she supports Mexican companies in labour and employment law matters, including drafting of employment agreements and termination of employment relationships. Andrea especially assists Austrian companies and their Mexican subsidiaries in all these matters.

Andrea was admitted to the Mexican bar in 2014 and is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Bachelor at Law 2013) and the University of Vienna (LLM 2016). She worked as a corporate and dispute resolution attorney for major international Mexican-based law firms. Her working languages are English and Spanish.

Highlights of Andrea's work include the following:

  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Convention against an Eastern European investor in the energy sector (amount in dispute EUR 700 million)
  • Representation of an Eastern European state in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a Western European entity (amount in dispute EUR 90 million)

For further reference cases contact office@zeiler.partners.

De la Brena & Schreuer, Does ISDS need an Appeals Mechanism?, in Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2019

Siwy & Zeiler (eds.) Beisteiner, De la Brena & Schifferl (authors) The European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration A Commentary. Kluwer, 2019.

  • Attorney at law, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (since 2017)
  • Legal Assistant, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna/Austria (2016)
  • Junior Associate/Law Clerk, Jones Day, S.C., Mexico City/Mexico (2014- 2015)
  • Law Clerk, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, S.C., Mexico City/Mexico (2013-2014)
  • Law Clerk, Abascal, Flores und Segovia, S.C., Mexico City/Mexico (2010-2013)
  • University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria, International Legal Studies (LL.M. 2016)
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City/Mexico; Postgraduate Course in Energy and Law (August-December 2014)
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City/Mexico (Bachelor in Law 2013)

 Spanish (native), English (fluent), French (basic)