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Tiffany N. Comprés is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the International Arbitration and Litigation practice group.

Tiffany is a litigator who represents clients in disputes across multinational borders. She is uniquely qualified to help companies buy and sell goods across borders and resolve international business disputes: she is one of only 34 attorneys in Florida certified as an expert in international law, speaks four languages, and has practiced in Italy, France, and the United States.  She counsels clients in Florida and throughout the world. She primarily defends and prosecutes claims for national and international businesses in international arbitration and litigation matters, and counsels multinational companies in foreign and domestic claims.

Tiffany represents clients in arbitration and related claims through the International Center for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce, among others, in all of the world’s major arbitration centers and under all the major arbitration rules, as well as investor-state arbitration under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. She also handles all forms of international discovery and Hague Convention procedures.

Tiffany has developed a significant practice in the area of international fresh produce sales and consignment, supply and distribution, and in the oil and gas industry. In addition to her experience in oil and gas, fresh produce sales, and distribution industries, she has handled cases in banking, insurance, manufacturing, and construction. Specific matters include international claims under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, claims under the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, enforcement of arbitral awards, civil theft claims, corporate shareholder disputes, insurance coverage claims, and construction delay claims, among others.

Outside of her practice, Tiffany volunteers with the Refugee Assistance Alliance teaching English to newly arrived families. She travels frequently to Europe and Latin America and is fluent in Spanish and French.

Recent Matters

  • Successfully represented two of the largest producers of clementines in Spain in federal court against a high-profile American distributor, resulting in a favorable settlement early in the case, and which included a contract for continuing work the following year between the defendant distributor and one of the plaintiffs.
  • Successfully enforced a Colombian arbitration award against an American company in New Jersey federal court.
  • Successfully represented an American general contractor in a construction insurance claim of approximately $37 million.
  • Successful representation of a global citrus company in connection with distribution agreements, grower agreements, and investment arrangements with suppliers and growers in Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, and other countries.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2009
    • Georgetown Journal of Gender & the Law
    • Cultural Chair, Latin-American Law Students Association
    • Board Member, Outlaw, 2007-2008
  • Université de Paris I, Sorbonne Law School, LL.M., International Arbitration and Litigation, 2009
  • Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), LL.M., Law and Economic Globalization, 2009
  • University of Miami, B.A., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Volunteer with Refugee Assistance Alliance

Recognition

  • Board Certified in International Law
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, International Law, 2018 and 2019

Presentations

  • Recognizing and Enforcing Foreign and Domestic Arbitral Awards and Settlement Agreements, panelist, The World of Arbitration and Mediation in Latin America and the Caribbean Today First Annual Conference, March 1, 2019, Miami, Florida
  • Hot Topics in International Litigation, Panelist, The Florida Bar International Law Section iLaw 2019 Annual Conference, February 22, 2019, Miami, Florida
  • International Arbitration and Waste Reduction: Improve Your Bottom Line with Arbitration, Fruit Logistica, February 7, 2019, Berlin, Germany
  • International Dispute Resolution in Florida, Indian National Bar Association Annual Conference, November 26, 2018, New Delhi, India
  • Exportando a los Estados Unidos, in conjunction with Expoalimentaria Peru, September 26, 2018, Lima, Peru
  • Exportando a los Estados Unidos, July 25, 2018, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • International Arbitration for Food Importers, Assoc. of Food Indus. Convention Resource Roundtable, April 26, 2018, Miami, Florida
  • Exportación a los EEUU 2017: Trump, Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad Alimentaria, y Otras Leyes Cruciales, sponsored by the Catalan Agrifood Exports Promotion Agency (Prodeca), February 13, 2017, Barcelona, Spain
  • International Arbitration: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask, December 1, 2016
  • The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: What Importers and Exporters Need to Know, August 2, 2016
  • Turning PACA Into Profits for U.S. Importers and Foreign Growers, June 9, 2016
  • Consideraciones Exportando por la Florida, at the panel on Business Opportunities for Mexican Companies in Florida, at the Oportunidades de negocio en Florida, sponsored  by Select USA, Enterprise Florida, and ProMéxico, May 25, 2016, Mexico City

Languages

  • English (native speaker)
  • Spanish (native speaker)
  • French (fluent)
  • Italian (proficient)

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