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Diego Perez Ara

New York

Diego Perez Ara

Diego Perez Ara brings a unique perspective to his International Arbitration practice. Not only does he have an extensive understanding of Latin American issues, but he also has the ability to litigate cases in both English and Spanish, and he is qualified to practice in New York and Venezuela. Diego helps clients navigate between the civil and common law systems. Since joining the firm, Diego has been an active member of our pro bono practice, focusing on the representation of death row inmates during their post-conviction proceedings.

Diego broadened his knowledge of international litigation and administrative law by working as a litigation associate in a Venezuelan law firm. He also acted as legal counsel for a major British Oil company in Venezuela. While at law school, Diego was a research assistant for International Arbitrator William W. Park.

Representative Experience

Participated in the representation of three Saudi Arabian entities in a dispute with a Latin American OCTG supplier in an ICC arbitration.

Participated in the representation of a Jamaican oil company in an ICDR arbitration regarding an oil supply agreement.

Participated in the representation of a French subsidiary of an American company in an award confirmation proceeding in New York.

Participated in the representation of a multinational corporation regarding copyright infringement claims.

Participated as local counsel in the representation of a Mexican cement company in an ICSID arbitration involving the expropriation of its assets.*

Participated in the representation of a broadcasting company in the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice against the Ministry of Telecommunications.*

Participated in the representation of several major pharmaceutical companies in antitrust litigation in Venezuela.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2014
  • LL.M, BU LLM Scholar, Boston University, 2012
  • Law Degree, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • Venezuela
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