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 ‘responsive’ and ‘knowledgeable’ international arbitration practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP handles a fully-rounded mix of work, advising on both commercial and investor-state matters, with its investor-state caseload split evenly between business and government clients. Oliver Armas heads the firm’s practice out of New York with the ‘technically strongDaniel González Maria Eugenia Ramirez and Richard Lorenzo in Miami key contacts for Latin American matters. Associate Sam Zimmerman is also singled out for praise by clients. The team operates across a wide array of industry sectors and Latin American jurisdictions, with its work for Espiritu Santo Holdings on a high-value ICSID arbitration against the Government of Mexico for breach of its obligations under NAFTA, ranking among the highlights.

Latin America: International firms > City focus - Miami

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s Miami office has an outstanding reputation for energy, infrastructure and mining projects in Ecuador, Central America, Colombia and Peru. The office also houses a number of Latin America-facing international arbitration specialists. Jorge Diaz-Silveira is Americas head of infrastructure, energy, resources and projects and has an excellent record in Central America renewable energy projects, recently advising Generadora San Andrés and Generadora San Mateo on  the development, construction and financing of two hydroelectric projects in Guatemala, and representing Santos y Compañía in the development of photovoltaic solar projects in Honduras. In the infrastructure space, the office has made a further impression in metro projects. Daniel González, Maria Eugenia Ramirez and Richard Lorenzo, regional managing partner for the Americas, are leaders in international arbitration, including numerous cases involving Latin American entities; this includes investment treaty cases and energy and infrastructure-related disputes. José Valdivia is another seasoned figure in energy and infrastructure projects, along with emerging talent Gaston Fernandez, who is also noted for Latin America project financings and other transactions involving Asian entities. Rafael Ribeiro is making a further impression in anti-corruption investigations in Latin America. Since publication, the office has been further strengthened with the hire of Richard Puttré, formerly global head of projects at Jones Day, in January 2022.