Richard C. Lorenzo’s practice focuses on international, cross-border, and commercial litigation and arbitration. Richard has broad experience in international litigation and arbitration disputes representing foreign and domestic clients in the United States, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Central America, and the Caribbean. Richard has also handled numerous, complex commercial international arbitration matters in both English and Spanish before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the Society of Maritime Arbitrators of New York. Richard’s clients include domestic and foreign multinational corporations that conduct business in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Richard has lectured and published extensively in his practice area. He is an adjunct professor of International Arbitration and Litigation at St. Thomas University School of Law and Stetson University College of Law. He also comments on international legal matters in the national and international media and has made numerous televised appearances on CNN En Español.
Richard has resided in Brazil, Chile, and the Dominican Republic.
He currently serves as Vice-President of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation.
Representation of Venezuelan petrochemical joint venture corporation in ICC arbitration proceedings in Miami under Venezuelan law over disputes concerning the construction of a $750 million plant in Venezuela.
Representation of major U.S. power company in ICC arbitration proceedings in New York over disputes with joint venture partner concerning Dominican Republic joint venture corporation.
Representation of Dominican power corporation in Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC) arbitration proceedings in Miami over disputes concerning construction of major dock facilities in the Dominican Republic.
Representation of El Salvadoran telecommunications corporation in Spanish language ICDR arbitration proceedings in San Salvador under El Salvadoran law over disputes concerning inter-connect agreements.
Representation of major U.S. engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor in Spanish language ICC arbitration proceedings in Buenos Aires over disputes concerning construction of a power generation facility in Argentina.
“Does ‘May’ Mean ‘Shall’ in Arbitration?” International Law Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, The Florida Bar (01.01.2008)