Rafael R. Ribeiro

Rafael R. Ribeiro


Email rafael.ribeiro@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 305 459 6632

Fax +1 305 459 6550

LanguagesEnglish, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"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

Leveraging his experience abroad and his fluency in four languages, Rafael Ribeiro has significant experience conducting international internal investigations and representing clients in cross-border disputes. He currently is part of the senior team of Hogan Lovells lawyers conducting two of the largest anti-corruption investigations in Latin America, focusing on allegations of corruption in the energy sector.

Rafael understands cultural nuances and is able to communicate effectively with witnesses, which are indispensable assets in a successful internal investigation. Rafael also understands his clients' needs and has been called a "business lawyer" who has a "good way of seeing the business picture and empathizing with the client and the case." Chambers USA has described Rafael as "developing a fine reputation for his work in the international arbitration arena," noting that "he is also recognized for adept counsel in internal investigations and in class action litigation."

Rafael is regularly invited to speak and write on issues relating to compliance, internal investigations, and international dispute resolution.

Awards and recognitions


Top Up & Comer
South Florida Legal Guide


Commercial Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America


International, General Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Florida Super Lawyers


Florida Rising Star
Florida Super Lawyers


Up & Coming
Florida Trend's Legal Elite


Litigation: General Commercial (Florida), Up and Coming
Chambers USA

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Florida, cum laude, 2004

B.A., New College of Florida, 2001


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

Editor-in-Chief, The International Law Quarterly

Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

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.

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.

Represented 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.

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