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Ricardo Alonso Ampudia

International law Attorney at Miami, FL

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Practice areas
  1. International law
    International Arbitration Investment Treaty Arbitration International Treaties ICSID (CIADI) Arbitration UNCITRAL (CNUDMI) Arbitration ICC (CCI) Arbitration INTERPOL Red Notice International Human Rights Law

    13 years

  2. Arbitration
    AAA Arbitration ICC Arbitration AHLA Arbitration ICSID Arbitration UNCITRAL Arbitration ICDR Arbitration Energy Charter Treaty NAFTA DR-CAFTA ICANN IRPs

    11 years

  3. Litigation
    Commercial Litigation Business Litigation Business Arbitration International Litigation Federal Courts State Courts

    10 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Business Formation Operating Agreements Partnership Agreements

    7 years

  5. Construction and development
    Construction Contracts Finance Agreements Construction Litigation and Arbitration Construction Damages

    8 years

  6. White collar crime
    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Anti-Money Laundering Anti-Corruption INTERPOL Red Notice

    8 years

  7. Project finance
    Dispute Resolution Clauses Choice of Law Clauses Energy and Heat Generation Contracts Oil, Gas, and Hydrocarbon Extraction Contracts and Licenses

    8 years

  8. Banking
    Commercial Banking Disputes Commercial Banking Agreements

    7 years

  9. Class action
    Securities Class Actions

    8 years

  10. Commercial real estate
    Commercial Leases Commercial Real Estate Disputes Hospitality and Hotel Disputes Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

    7 years

  11. Health care
    Operating Agreements Equipment Sales and Distribution

    8 years

  12. Internet
    ICANN Disputes and Arbitration ICANN gTLDs ICANN Independent Review Panels Top-Level Domains and Extensions

    10 years

  13. Lawsuits and disputes
    International Arbitration Litigation in Federal and State Courts AAA Arbitration ICC Arbitration AHLA Arbitration ICSID Arbitration UNCITRAL Arbitration ICDR Arbitration Energy Charter Treaty NAFTA DR-CAFTA ICANN IRPs

    6 years

  14. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Operating Agreements Formation

    7 years

  15. Oil and gas
    License Agreements Dispute Resolution Clauses Distribution Agreements Hydrocarbon Disputes International Agreements Exploration Liquefaction Operating Agreements

    9 years

  16. Partnership
    Formation Partnership Agreements

    7 years

  17. Power of attorney

    9 years

  18. Real estate
    Real Estate Purchase And Sale Real Estate Closings Real Estate Finance

    7 years

  19. Securities and investment fraud
    Securities Fraud Securities Arbitration Securities Class Actions

    8 years

  20. Trademark infringement

    6 years

Ricardo Ampudia represents clients in a wide variety of international disputes, including investor-State, commercial, and State-State arbitration, as well as litigation in matters pertaining to securities, international trade, international human rights, and international criminal law proceedings before INTERPOL.

Mr. Ampudia's experience covers numerous international investment and trade agreements, as well as a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, healthcare, internet and technology (including disputes against ICANN), oil and gas, electricity and heat generation, textiles, steel manufacturing, and transportation.  His experience also includes representation of clients in the procurement of public contracts and related civil and criminal investigations.  

He has advised clients and clerked for tribunals in high-profile proceedings in various languages and under various arbitration rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC, ICC, DR-CAFTA, HMAA, the AHLA, and the ICDR.  Some of his most recent representations include:

  • Omega Engineering LLC and Mr. Oscar Rivera v. Republic of Panama, ICSID Case No. ARB/16/42.  Represent claimants, a U.S. construction company and its CEO, in treaty arbitration under ICSID rules;
  • Represent European hospitality investors in UNCITRAL investment treaty dispute against a North American State.
    • Proceedings and pleadings entirely in Spanish
  • Advised a U.S. healthcare services provider in proceedings before U.S. state and federal courts, as well as before a panel constituted under the arbitration rules of the American Health Lawyers Association;
  • Pluspetrol Perú Corporation and others v. Perupetro S.A., ICSID Case No. ARB/12/28.  Represented a consortium of five energy companies from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America in ICSID proceedings in Washington, DC, against a South American State-owned enterprise in a natural gas dispute. 
    • All proceedings including written pleadings were in Spanish
  • EDF International S.A. v. Republic of Hungary, UNCITRAL.  Represented Hungary in UNCITRAL proceedings under the Energy Charter Treaty in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in an investment dispute against a European multinational company over energy and heat cogeneration;
  • MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company Plc v. Republic of Croatia, ICSID Case No. ARB/13/32 and PCA Case No. 2014-15, UNCITRAL.  Represented the investor in UNCITRAL and ICSID parallel proceedings in Washington, DC, and Paris against a European State in a dispute over energy investments and allegations of corruption;
  • Advising a South American hydrocarbon transport company in a cross-border contractual dispute with a North American distributor under Rules of Arbitration of Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association;
  • Representation of a North American investor in proceedings before INTERPOL;
  • DCA Trust v. ICANN (.AFRICA).  Representation of an African internet trust in an ICDR dispute in Washington, DC, against ICANN over the registration of domain name extensions;
  • Dot Registry, LLC v. ICANN (.INC/.LLC/.LLP).  Representation of a U.S. internet company in an ICDR dispute in Washington, DC, against ICANN over registration of domain name extensions;
  • Representation of a North American investor in proceedings before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Additionally, Mr. Ampudia has represented and advised clients in numerous proceedings before U.S. Courts.  His class action experience includes In re Petrobras Sec. Litig., 14-cv-09662-JSR, a securities class action filed on behalf of Petrobras investors against the company.

Prior to founding International Dispute Resources LLC, Mr. Ampudia worked in the litigation department of a major international law firm in Washington, DC.  

Mr. Ampudia is Co-Founder of the Georgetown International Arbitration Alumni group.  He has also given graduate-level lectures on international commercial arbitration at Georgetown Law.

During law school, he served on the Executive Board of the American University International Law Review and was the editor of the Human Rights Academy and Humanitarian Law Book.  Mr. Ampudia was also an intern at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the United States Department of Justice.

Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/23/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/08/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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International Dispute Resources, LLC
701 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1550
Miami, FL, 33131
International Dispute Resources, LLC
401 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
International Dispute Resources, LLC
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20006
International Dispute Resources, LLC
301 Clematis Street
Suite 3000
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-400 per hour
  • Contingency 5%-30%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • International Dispute Resources, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Arbitration and Trade Attorney
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Anticorruption and White Collar Consultant
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Civil Rights Intern
  • U.S. Department Of Justice
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Davidson College
  • B.A,
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Omega Engineering LLC and Mr. Oscar Rivera v. Republic of Panama, ICSID Case No. ARB/16/42.
  • Ongoing
  • European Hospitality Investors v. North American State
  • Ongoing
  • Health Care Services Partner A v. Health Care Services Partner B
  • Concluded
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  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar International Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Georgetown International Arbitration Alumni
  • Co-Founder
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian
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Miami International law Lawyer Ricardo Alonso Ampudia
Ricardo Alonso Ampudia
International law Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 12 years
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