Noiana is a partner in Freshfields’ international arbitration group, head of the arbitration practice in the Americas, and co-head of the firm’s Latin America practice.
Noiana’s practice focuses on investor-state and commercial arbitrations across a variety of sectors such as oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, infrastructure, aviation and airport services, sovereign debt, agriculture, and food production and distribution.
Noiana is civil and common law trained and has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 45 high-stakes, cutting-edge commercial and investment treaty arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the ICSID, ICC, PCA and/or ICDR, and under the UNCITRAL rules in both English and Spanish.
Noiana currently represents several investors in disputes against Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and the Republic of Guatemala.
As Freshfields’ Country Relationship Partner for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru, she possesses unique knowledge of each country’s legal market and has been ranked as one of the top 100 female lawyers specializing in the region.
She is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top practitioners in the field of international arbitration. In 2019, she was selected by the Hispanic National Bar Foundation as the recipient of the Latina Leadership Award and, in 2020, Noiana was recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon and one of Latin America’s “Top 35 Female Lawyers” by Latinvex for her achievements in international arbitration.
Noiana received her law degree with honorsfrom the Buenos Aires University, her master’s degree with honors from the Université Paris I Panthéon, and her master’s degree in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law in New York. She is admitted to practice in New York and in Argentina. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and is conversant in German.