Richard Lorenzo > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
MIAMI, FL 33131
United States

Work Department

International Arbitration - Miami




Complex cross-border disputes are often critical to commercial interests. Richard C. Lorenzo, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, uses creative and nuanced strategies to manage international commercial litigation and arbitration for foreign and domestic clients with interests throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Whether it’s a dispute in English or Spanish, or before any of the most important tribunals or institutions – the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), or the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), to name a few – Richard effectively analyses the matter and collaborates with clients to design a winning strategy. Time spent living in Latin America attuned Richard to the civil law system and political landscape of Spanish-speaking jurisdictions, which complements his English-language arbitration practices.

Richard is actively involved in academia, extensively lecturing and publishing in his practice area. He is an adjunct professor of International Arbitration and Litigation at Florida International University College of Law. He also maintains a national and international media presence on topical international legal issues, and has appeared on CNN En Español and served as a guest commentator on Bloomberg Radio.


English, Portuguese, Spanish


Advisory Board Member, Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción

Board Member, Miami International Arbitration Society

Dean’s Advisory Council, Florida International University College of Law

Executive Council Member, The Florida Bar’s International Law Section

Board Member, Hispanic National Bar Foundation

Roster of Arbitrators of the National and International Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1995

B.S., Rollins College, magna cum laude, honors degree, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

The Hogan Lovells US LLP international arbitration practice handles a broad mix of work, advising corporate entities and sovereign states in both commercial and investor-state matters; it’s investor-state work being more-or-less evenly split between mandates from businesses and governments or other public bodies. A well known figure in arbitral circles, the New York-based Oliver Armas -who is also a member of the firm’s global enforcement and asset recovery team, leads the practice- and has particular experience regarding the financial services, food and power sectors, among others. Senior support comes from respected litigator and arbitration lawyer Daniel González in Miami, with fellow Miami-based partners Maria Ramirez and Richard Lorenzo  also key contacts for Latin American disputes.

Latin America: International firms > City focus - Miami

Hogan Lovells US LLP has one of the largest teams of Latin America specialists in Miami. The team is best known for energy, infrastructure and mining projects in the region, along with large investor-state and commercial arbitrations. The practice group has close links to a number of sovereign states, major private businesses and high net-worth individuals. With offices in Brazil and Mexico, the Miami team is also notably active in Central America and South American states such as Ecuador and Chile; a team recently advised CEMEX, the Mexican building materials giant, on the sale of its operations in Costa Rica and El Salvador. Richard Lorenzo is regional managing partner for the Americas and is a leading name in international arbitration in Latin America. Daniel González and Puerto Rico born and raised Maria Ramirez are also prominent names in the arbitration field. Jorge Diaz-Silveira is managing partner of the Miami office and leads the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects group for the Americas, while José Valdivia co-chairs the Latin America group and is another hugely experienced infrastructure projects specialist; both are also active in financings, M&A and capital markets transactions.