Ana C. Malavé is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus on complex, cross-border disputes, especially involving Latin America. She represents companies and individuals in securities fraud cases, international arbitrations, and business litigation matters.
Recently, she successfully defended an international arbitration in Spanish on behalf of a Guatemalan bank in a shareholder dispute where the claimant sought almost $400 million in damages. She also represented a major pharmaceutical company in the confirmation of an arbitral award obtained in Venezuela, where, following aggressive litigation, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately found in her client’s favor. Other representative matters include complex collection matters, first impression cases, and class actions.
Prior to joining Rivero Mestre, Ana worked in Caracas, Venezuela at Norton Rose Fulbright as foreign counsel for the firm’s litigation department. She represented multinational companies in industries including energy, construction, and banking, among others, advising them on transactional, compliance and risk mitigation matters.
Living and practicing in different countries have given Ana a unique, global perspective that she leverages when she’s tirelessly advocating for her clients or searching for winning, creative solutions.
Born and raised in Caracas, she is a native Spanish speaker with a strong understanding of her clients’ language and culture. She is also fluent in French.
Service of Process Considerations When Confirming International Arbitration Awards, International Law Section Quarterly, October 2021
Recognitions and Honors
South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine’s Up & Comer Award, 2022
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D.; Editor, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law
Florida International University, B.A. in Economics, minor in Political Science, with honors
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
US District Court & Bankruptcy Court of Florida