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Ricardo Alarcón

Ricardo is an associate director in the International Arbitration practice area.

He is a member of DLA Piper’s global international arbitration group and has a long track record in international arbitration and public international law, having worked in the private sector, the Colombian government, and international organizations.

He has extensive experience representing States and multinational corporations in international commercial and investor-State arbitrations under a variety of rules, including those of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He has been involved in disputes relating to a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, and energy and natural resources.

Before joining DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán, Ricardo was a member of the international arbitration group of a renowned American law firm, where he worked for over seven years in the firm’s Paris office. Previously, he was a legal advisor at the Human Rights and IHL Division of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, research assistant to a special rapporteur of the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva, and an intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in The Hague.