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Rafael R. Ribeiro

Partner
Miami

Rafael R. Ribeiro
Languages
French, Portuguese, Spanish
Practice Group
Litigation

For over 12 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 "developing a fine reputation for his work in the international arbitration arena" and noting that "he is also recognized for adept counsel in internal investigations and in class action litigation."

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

"Clients describe him as 'wise beyond his years.'"

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.

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.

Education and admissions

Education

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

Memberships

  • 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

  • Florida

Court admissions

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

2015-2016

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Florida Super Lawyers

2009-2014

Florida Rising Star

Florida Super Lawyers

2014-2015

Up & Coming

Florida Trend's Legal Elite

2014-2016

Litigation: General Commercial (Florida), Up and Coming

Chambers USA

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