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Tanya M. Santillan

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Tanya Santillan concentrates her practice in international arbitration and commercial disputes.

Featured Experience

Represented a reinsurance company in an ICC arbitration related to the construction of an oil pipeline.

Represented an international organization in a breach of contract case in an ad hoc international arbitration.

Represented an electrical products and technology company in an LCC arbitration related to the construction of a copper mine.

Professional Biography

Overview

Tanya M. Santillan is an associate in Baker Donelson's Houston office and a member of the Business Litigation Group.

Tanya concentrates her practice in international arbitration and commercial disputes with a focus in Latin America. She advised Latin American governments on corporate governance and legal reforms during her time at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. She is fully fluent in Spanish and English and skilled in construction and energy disputes and domestic arbitration.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a reinsurance company in an ICC arbitration related to the construction of an oil pipeline.

  • Represented an international organization in a breach of contract case in an ad hoc international arbitration.

  • Advised a multinational contractor in an ICC arbitration related to the construction of modular containers for off-shore hydrocarbon production platforms.

  • Represented an electrical products and technology company in an LCC arbitration related to the construction of a copper mine.

  • Counseled a global digital industrial company in an AAA arbitration related to products liability claims.

  • Represented contractor in breach of contract dispute in connection with a lump sum contract for the construction and supply of electrical houses for use on offshore platforms.

  • Advised owner on termination of contractor related to the construction of a natural gas plant.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2013
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., 2010

Admissions

  • Texas, 2017
  • California, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Languages

  • Spanish

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