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Rafael R. Ribeiro

Counsel
Miami

Rafael R. Ribeiro

For over 10 years, clients have relied on Rafael Ribeiro to handle their multi-jurisdictional disputes, international arbitrations, and corporate investigations. Leveraging his dual citizenship in Brazil and the U.S. — and his fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, and French — Rafael has significant international experience, particularly in the energy and healthcare sectors.

Clients have described Rafael as a "business lawyer" who has a "good way of seeing the business picture and empathizing with the client and the case," and Chambers USA has described Rafael as having "a growing reputation for handling a range of commercial litigation matters, including alternative dispute resolution, internal investigations and international arbitration."

While in law school, Rafael interned for the Honorable Justice Harry Lee Anstead of the Florida Supreme Court and spent a semester as a visiting student at the University of Montpellier's International Business Law Master's Program (Master Professionnel Droit du Commerce International).

"Rafael Ribeiro is recognized as an up-and-coming star by peers, who describe him as 'business lawyer' with a 'good way of seeing the business picture and empathizing with the client and the case.'"

Chambers USA

Representative Experience

Currently representing Brazilian state-owned energy company in high profile internal investigation relating to allegations of corporate misconduct.

Represented one of Russia's largest fertilizer products manufacturer in two ICDR international arbitrations, and in a related 28 U.S.C. § 1782 action.

Currently representing Japanese automobile manufacturer in multi-district litigation relating to airbag product liability claims.

Currently representing worldwide medical devices manufacturer in internal investigation regarding Brazilian subsidiary's activities.

Currently representing Mexican and Honduran entities in disputes arising out of construction of solar power plant in Honduras.

Member of team selected by New Jersey U.S. Attorneys’ Office to act as the Corporate Monitor for medical device manufacturer as part of DPA.

Currently representing former supplier of hemoderivative products involved in regulatory proceedings brought by Brazil's antitrust regulator (CADE).

Currently representing beneficiaries of foreign trusts in multi-jurisdictional litigation pending in The Bahamas and U.S.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida, 2004
  • B.A., New College of Florida, 2001

Memberships

  • Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF), Member, 2014–present
  • Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)
  • The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Executive Council Member, 2010–present; Education/CLE Committee, Co-Chair, 2013; International Litigation and Arbitration Committee, Co-Chair, 2010–2011; 8th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Co-Chair, 2009–2010
  • WLRN Public Radio and Television Community Advisory Board (CAB), 2013

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

2015

Florida Super Lawyers

2009-2014

Florida Rising Star

Florida Super Lawyers

2014-Present

Litigation: General Commercial, Up and Coming

Chambers USA

2014

Up & Coming

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