Daniel E. González

Daniel E. González


Email daniel.gonzalez@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 305 459 6649

Fax +1 305 459 6550

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"...exceptional lawyer with the ability to lead a team."

Chambers Latin America 2016

Whether down the road or across continents, Daniel González focuses on clients' most complex disputes, providing innovative solutions that support the bottom line.

As a senior partner in the Miami Disputes practice, which is at the crossroads of international conflicts involving the Americas and beyond, Dan dedicates his full-time practice to international commercial litigation and arbitration, representing clients and sovereigns in "bet-the-company" cases in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

With a focus on construction and infrastructure, as well as energy, mining, financial services, securities, and telecommunications, Dan provides deep acumen into industry matters involving M&A disputes, commercial distributorship, technology, engineering, procurement, construction, and design/build contracts, among others. He provides fully bilingual (English and Spanish) counsel in both common and civil law jurisdictions to effectively provide strategy and analysis in achieving favorable results in both commercial and investment treaty disputes. As lead trial and arbitral counsel in multijurisdictional disputes, Dan handles large and complex matters from inception through to judgment or confirmation and enforcement of the award.

Given several decades of experience and his financial background, Dan is often asked to serve as an arbitrator or international mediator in complex commercial disputes. He also often serves as speaker on arbitration in emerging markets. Latin Business Chronicle named Dan one of the top 30 lawyers working in Latin America and The Miami Herald previously named him as one of the top five arbitration lawyers in South Florida, the fastest growing arbitral seat for cross-border disputes among Latin American, Asian, European, and U.S. parties. Dan also serves on the faculty of the University of Miami School of Law, where he is professor of Forensics of Advocacy in International Arbitration.

Awards and recognitions


Lawyer of the Year: Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
The Best Lawyers in America


Board Certified Lawyer, International Litigation & Arbitration
The Florida Bar


International Arbitration (USA)
Chambers Global


Arbitration (International) (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Global


International Arbitration (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


International Arbitration (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Latin America


Dispute Resolution: International arbitration
The Legal 500 US


Dispute Resolution: International litigation
The Legal 500 US


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration - Commercial, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Securities
The Best Lawyers in America


Who's Who Legal


Litigation – Thought Leaders
Who's Who Legal


Who's Who Legal

2006-2014, 2018

Complex Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration
South Florida Legal Guide

2017-2018, 2020

Who's Who Legal

2007-2013, 2017-2019

Litigation: General Commercial (Florida)
Chambers USA

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, summa cum laude, 1988

B.B.A., University of Miami, summa cum laude, 1985


Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Member, American Arbitration Association

Member, American Bar Association

Board of Directors, Miami International Arbitration Society

Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Council of the Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Member, Dade County Bar Association

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Technology in International Arbitration

Member, International Bar Association

Member, International Chamber of Commerce

Member, International Chamber of Commerce Committee to Latin America

Member, London Court of International Arbitration

Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Member, Construction Lawyers Society of America

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

Supreme Court of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Representing a global technology company in a US$4bn ICC arbitration arising out of an IT services agreement with a telecommunications company.

Representing world's largest turbine supplier in arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings related to a US$2bn power generation facility in the U.S.

Representing a public company in an M&A transaction gone bad on the acquisition of a Canadian construction company in the oil sands sector.

Representing a South American government entity in an ICC dispute related to a long-term water supply and collateral services concession contract.

Representing a Central American country in investment treaty arbitration related to the expropriation of real estate assets for an ecotourism project.

Representing a Salvadoran telecommunications company in ICDR arbitration proceedings over disputes concerning inter­connection agreements.

Representing leading construction and engineering company in defense of allegations brought by shareholders regarding stock price inflation.

Representing a United Kingdom satellite company in an ICC arbitration under English law regarding a breach of contract dispute.

Representing an engineering conglomerate over a joint venture dispute with a contractor who abandoned a transmission line project in Brazil and Chile.

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