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Richard Lorenzo

Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Litigation and Arbitration; International Arbitration; Latin America


Partner, Miami INDUSTRY SECTORS: Energy and Natural Resources Group AREAS OF FOCUS: International, Cross-border Litigation and Arbitration Latin American Litigation and Arbitration EPC Disputes Energy, Oil and Gas Disputes Telecommunication Disputes


Richard C. Lorenzo, Managing Partner of the Miami office, focuses his practice on international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented foreign and domestic clients in various industries throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe in complex commercial international arbitration matters. Richard has handled numerous dispute matters in both English and Spanish before the most important tribunals and institutions including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). Richard has lectured and published extensively in his practice area. He is an adjunct professor of International Arbitration and Litigation at St. Thomas University School of Law. He also comments on international legal matters in the national and international media, and has made numerous televised appearances on CNN En Espa√Īol and served as a guest commentator on Bloomberg Radio. Richard has resided in Brazil, Chile, and the Dominican Republic.


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Executive Council Member, The Florida Bar's International Law Section Vice President and Board Member, Hispanic National Bar Foundation Board Member, Miami International Arbitration Society Dean's Advisory Council, Florida International University College of Law Advisory Board Member, Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción


J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1995 B.S., magna cum laude, honors degree, Rollins College, 1992


Chambers Global, Latin America: International Arbitration, 2009-2014 Chambers Latin America, International Arbitration, 2009-2015 Florida Super Lawyers, International, 2009-2014 The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators, 2012-2014 The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2012-2016

Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Leveraging its global network of offices, the international arbitration team at Hogan Lovells US LLP is well positioned to handle investor-state disputes, representing both investors and respondent governments, as well as commercial arbitration. Led by Daniel González, the 56-partner team includes key practitioners based in the firm’s US, European and Latin American offices. González and Miami-office managing partner Richard Lorenzo continue to represent IBM México in ICC arbitration concerning an IT systems service agreement. Among other recent highlights, the team represented the Republic of Panama in three separate ICSID arbitrations involving the real estate, mining and financial services sectors; assisted Lidercón in a dispute with the Republic of Peru pertaining to breaches of the Spain-Peru BIT; and handled an ICC arbitration for a multinational company against a Spanish construction company in the energy sector. Mexico-based Eduardo Siqueiros and Omar Guerrero Rodríguez are also noted.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

The 'incredibly skilled' team at¬†Hogan Lovells US LLP¬†undertakes a wide range of investor-state and commercial arbitration across various industry sectors, particularly¬†the oil and gas sector. Moreover, the department is particularly active in Latin America- and Middle East-facing mandates.¬†Global head of international arbitration Daniel Gonz√°lez¬†and Richard Lorenzo¬†in Miami are representing the Republic of Panama in three separate ICSID arbitrations, including defending the client against a $62.5m damages claim filed by a group of real estate investors from Costa Rica and the Netherlands alleging their investments were expropriated by Panama. In New York, multilingual attorney Samaa Haridi¬†is ‚Äėa star practitioner‚Äô and has noted expertise in¬†Middle East-facing disputes.¬†IBM Mexico and Siemens are also clients.

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International litigation

Within: International litigation

Hogan Lovells US LLP's team of 'excellent' litigators has vast expertise in the financial services, data protection and cybersecurity, and energy sectors. Leveraging a huge global network consisting of nearly 50 global offices,¬†the practice is¬†‚Äėvery efficient, very responsive and very helpful'.¬†¬†Recent work includes advising¬†PwC Bermuda on litigation arising out of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme,¬† in which the company was accused of malpractice and negligence; that matter was led by¬†New York-based Dennis Tracey, who also heads the¬†firm's litigation practice group in the Americas. Further,¬†Daniel Gonz√°lez¬†and Richard Lorenzo¬†in Miami represented IBM M√©xico in litigation in the Southern District of New York arising from the premature termination of services. Also of note, the firm‚Äôs strength in acting for sovereign clients was showcased by Houston-based Bruce Oakley's Supreme Court victory for the Republic of Venezuela.

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