Ricardo Cruzat Reyes
Ricardo Cruzat Reyes is a member of the Firm's top-ranked International Arbitration group. Ricardo focuses on international investment and commercial arbitration. His experience spans financial services, mining, construction and public–private partnerships. He also regularly advises companies facing political uncertainty regarding their investments in foreign countries. Ricardo is bilingual and trained in both civil and common law.
Ricardo holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a Research Assistant for the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (HLS PILAC). He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Earlier in his career, Ricardo interned for the Constitutional Tribunal of Chile and was an Adjunct Professor of Civil Procedure at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Prior to White & Case, he was an associate at a leading dispute resolution firm in Santiago, Chile.
Member of the team representing the investors in an ICSID claim against Argentina concerning the nationalization of the country's private pension system (MetLife, Inc., & Others v. Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. ARB/17/17)
Member of the team representing the investor in an ICSID claim against Mexico concerning the construction and operation of desalination plant and related aqueducts (Consolidated Water Coöperatief, U.A. v. United Mexican States (ICSID Case No. ARB/22/6)
Member of the team representing an Italian multinational construction company in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Chile.*
Co-counsel to a German multinational construction company in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Chile.*
*Matters handled at a previous firm