Ximena Herrera-Bernal is a founding partner of Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes where she focuses on Latin American and Iberian disputes. Prior to founding Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes she was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she practiced for more than fifteen years.
She advises and represents corporate and sovereign clients in international arbitrations under a variety of rules, including the ICC, ICSID, CIAC, LCIA, CRCICA and UNCITRAL Rules. Her experience comprises investment treaty arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral treaties as well as commercial arbitrations in the oil & gas, power, infrastructure, telecommunication, and retail sectors. She also acts as arbitrator.
Ximena Herrera is listed as a “Next Generation Partner” in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 UK, and is featured in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist UK. She was part of the Commission set up by the Colombian Ministry of Justice for the Reform of the Colombian Arbitration Law and a member of the Commission for the Revision of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence.