Portrait of

Education

  • University of Fribourg (Switzerland), J.D. and LL.M. (2007) cum laude
  • College of Europe (Bruges), LL.M. European studies (2008)
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. (2014)

Admissions

  • Brussels
  • New York
  • Spain

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Italian (Intermediate)
Mariana Pendás, International Associate Washington, D.C.
mpendas@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.654.6718
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Mariana Pendás is a dual-qualified lawyer in Spain and New York and admitted to practice under the Brussels’ E List. At Crowell & Moring, Mariana focuses on international trade, international arbitration, and dispute resolution.

Mariana’s recent experiences include:

  • Assisting clients on compliance with U.S. and EU economic sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act, and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, export controls, and anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws and regulations.
  • Assisting several U.S. clients regarding exploration of the Cuban market by providing background on the laws of both jurisdictions.
  • Drafting license requests to OFAC and BIS on behalf of U.S. clients.

Additionally, Mariana maintains an active pro bono practice. She is currently assisting a nonprofit on the reconstruction of a cultural heritage site in Cuba. She is also representing several individuals in asylum cases.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Mariana worked in international arbitration and international trade for a well-regarded international law firm in Paris and a well-known Spanish law firm in Madrid. Mariana was a key member of the arbitration practice, where she participated in several arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and before national arbitral institutions.

Mariana graduated cum laude in law from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and validated her law degree in Spain. She received an LL.M. from the College of Europe, where she focused on EU international trade, WTO law, and EU competition law. Mariana also received an LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation, and Arbitration from the New York University School of Law (NYU).

Mariana is fluent in Spanish, French, and English and has an intermediate knowledge of Italian.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Brussels (E-List), New York, Spain (Oviedo Bar)



Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations



Publications

  • "TPP and Investor-State Dispute Settlement: An Intertwined Spectrum of Options for Investors? Global Trade and Customs Journal (April 11, 2016). Authors: Mariana Pendás and Eduardo Mathison.


Client Alerts & Newsletters

  • "This Month in International Trade — October 2016," International Trade Bulletin (November 3, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Charles De Jager, Alexander H. Schaefer, Danielle Giffuni, Kelly T. Currie, James (J.J.) Saulino, Alan W. H. Gourley
  • "U.S. Terminates Sanctions Against Burma," International Trade Bulletin (October 12, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás
  • "This Month in International Trade — September 2016," International Trade Bulletin (October 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Adrian Jones, Ian A. Laird, Charles De Jager, John Laird, Gordon McAllister, Aaron Marx, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Robert L. LaFrankie, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Jason M. Crawford, Paul Davies, Danie Beukman, Christopher Monahan
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2016," International Trade Bulletin (September 8, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Aaron Marx, Jini Koh, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Charles De Jager, Kate Clemans, Patricia L. Wu, Ryan MacFarlane, Michael E. Schmitz, Andrew Blasi, Tracy T. Huang, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "NYDFS Requires Board or Senior Officers to Certify AML and Sanctions Compliance; Issues Additional Program Rules," International Trade Bulletin (August 23, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2016," International Trade Bulletin (August 4, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Paul Davies, Gordon McAllister, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adrian Jones, George D. Ruttinger, Edward Norman, Diego Noesen, Flip Petillion, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Mariana Pendás, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jenny E. Cieplak, Matthew B. Welling, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino, Warren Lehrenbaum, Preetha Chakrabarti
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2016," International Trade Bulletin (July 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Mariana Pendás, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2016 ," International Trade Bulletin (June 9, 2016). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Anne Elise Herold Li, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, James (J.J.) Saulino, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2016," International Trade Bulletin (May 5, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Daniel Cannistra, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Charles De Jager, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Christopher Monahan, Stephen M. Byers, Kelly T. Currie, Janet Levine, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alan W. H. Gourley, Glen G. McGorty, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies
  • "This Month in International Trade - March 2016," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2016). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Nicholas DeLong, Aaron Marx, Alexander H. Schaefer, Wing Cheung
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2016," International Trade Bulletin (March 8, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Thomas A. Hanusik, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Christopher Monahan, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Alexander H. Schaefer
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2016," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Carlton Greene, Ian A. Laird, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Charles De Jager, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cameron Prell, James (J.J.) Saulino, Paul Davies, Wing Cheung, Nicholas DeLong, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "Cuba Policy: New Significant Amendments Easing Sanctions Relating to Trade, Travel, Financial Services, and Humanitarian Projects," International Trade Bulletin (January 26, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2015," International Trade Bulletin (January 7, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Adrian Jones, Carlton Greene, Charles De Jager, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2015," International Trade Bulletin (December 3, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Ian A. Laird, Robin B. Campbell, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, James (J.J.) Saulino, Sarah Moens, Mariana Pendás
  • "ICSID Tribunal Makes Ruling on BIT Transfer Obligation: $372 Million Award for Owens Illinois Against Venezuela," International Dispute Resolution Alert (March 17, 2015). Contacts: Ian A. Laird, Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison


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