Richard C. Lorenzo

Richard C. Lorenzo


Email richard.lorenzo@​

Phone +1 305 459 6652

Fax +1 305 459 6550

LanguagesEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"The 'very talented' Richard Lorenzo enjoys an impressive reputation for his work within the international commercial litigation and arbitration sphere."

Chambers Latin America 2016

Complex cross-border disputes are often critical to commercial interests. Richard Lorenzo, a partner in the firm's Miami office, uses creative and nuanced strategies to manage international commercial litigation and arbitration for foreign and domestic clients with interests throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Whether it's a dispute in English or Spanish, or before any of the most important tribunals or institutions – the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), or the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), to name a few – Richard effectively analyzes the matter and collaborates with clients to figure out the best strategy. Time spent living in Latin America attuned Richard to the civil law system and political landscape of Spanish-speaking jurisdictions, which complements his English-language arbitration practices and procedures.

Richard is actively involved in academia, extensively lecturing and publishing in his practice area. He is an adjunct professor of International Arbitration and Litigation at Florida International University. He also maintains a national and international media presence on topical international legal issues, and has appeared on CNN En Español and served as a guest commentator on Bloomberg Radio.

Awards and recognitions


Litigation – Thought Leaders
Who's Who Legal


Who's Who Legal


Board Certified Lawyer, International Litigation & Arbitration
The Florida Bar


International Arbitration (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Litigation: General Commercial (Florida)
Chambers USA


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Distinguished Leader
Daily Business Review Professional Excellence Awards


International Arbitration (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Latin America


International Arbitration (USA), Foreign Expert for Latin America-wide
Chambers Global


International Arbitration (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Global


Top Lawyer
South Florida Legal Guide


Who's Who Legal

2012-2016, 2020

Commercial Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1995

B.S., Rollins College, magna cum laude, honors degree, 1992


Advisory Board Member, Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción

Board Member, Miami International Arbitration Society

Dean's Advisory Council, Florida International University College of Law

Executive Council Member, The Florida Bar's International Law Section

Board Member, Hispanic National Bar Foundation

Roster of Arbitrators of the National and International Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Related areas of focus

Public International Law

Representative experience

Defending Pemex Exploración y Producción against a petition to confirm a US$300m Mexican ICC arbitral award nullified by the Mexican courts.

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

Representing Siemens in arbitration proceedings related to a US$2bn power generation facility in the United States.

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

Representing a Dominican power company in IACAC arbitration proceedings concerning the construction of LNG dock facilities in the Dominican Republic.

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

Representing major producer of fruit products in ICC arbitration relating to an agreement for the purchase and sale of a variety of pineapple.

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

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