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Young MIAS Member Spotlight: Estefanía San Juan

Extra! Extra! Read all about [her]! And by “her,” we mean the focus of this month’s Young MIAS Member Spotlight.


This month’s featured lawyer, who hails from the city of Cúcuta, Colombia (we told you that Colombia would be a trend in this series…), is a partner in White & Case’s International Arbitration Practice Group, where she specializes in international dispute resolution and transnational disputes involving sovereign states, with a particular focus on Latin America. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or are new to the Miami IA scene, you know who we’re talking about – but hey, we’ll come out and say it anyway: the focus of this month’s Young MIAS Member Spotlight is the stellar Estefanía San Juan!


Estefanía’s experience includes representing clients in international investment arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as in commercial arbitration and related litigations in various forums. These cases have spanned various sectors, including energy, infrastructure, mining, and sovereign debt. She also advises clients on complex civil matters across multiple jurisdictions that involve regulatory, legislative, and policy issues. In addition to her casework, Estefanía has been a key driver in the growth of White & Case's international arbitration team in Miami and is passionate about recruiting, training, and mentoring White & Case’s world-class corps of international arbitration lawyers.  As if that were not impressive enough, Estefanía is multilingual in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and is licensed to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia. 


In her free time, you can find Estefanía enjoying Pinecrest Gardens, Fairchild (Tropical Botanic Gardens), and Matheson Hammock Park with her family, including her two daughters and her 92-year-old grandmother.

Matheson Hammock Park
Sunrise at Matheson Hammock Park. Taken at Round Beach with the Miami Skyline faintly in the background. Anish Patel
The park includes vast stretches of Florida mangroves and hardwood forests, as well as planned green spaces designed by landscape architect William Lyman Phillips.

Along with Matheson Hammock Park, Phillips designed Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in 1938.


Fun Facts

Her are a few additional fun facts about Estefanía:


  • Favorite artist:

Alanis Morrisette and Joaquin Sabina.

Alanis Morissette, Jagged little Pill album cover
Alanis Morissette, Jagged little Pill album cover

Esencial Joaquin Sabina albume cover
Esencial Joaquin Sabina albume cover

  • Favorite restaurant in Miami:

Zuma (Japanese) and Bocas (Latin fusion)

Zuma Logo

Zuma Dish

Zuma Japanese restaurant interior

Bocas logo

BOCAS speciality drink

  • Favorite thing about practicing international arbitration in Miami:

Working on sophisticated, cutting-edge, and strategic matters while surrounded by constant reminders to be healthy and enjoy life (e.g., dolphins and manatee sightings during my coffee loop; cyclists and runners all over the city).
Manatee and cub

  • Favorite book(s):

Cien Años de Soledad, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Cien Años de Soledad, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Estefanía is one of many stellar practitioners in the Miami market. If you want to learn more about our amazing community, keep your eyes on the Young MIAS page for future Young MIAS Member Spotlight posts!


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