Ricardo Cruzat Reyes

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Ricardo Cruzat Reyes is a member of the Firm's top-ranked International Arbitration group.  He is bilingual and trained in both civil and common law.

He focuses on international investment and commercial arbitration.  Ricardo has represented clients in disputes involving financial services, mining, construction and public–private partnerships.  He currently serves as Associate Lead of White & Case's Global Financial Institutions Industry Group.

Ricardo is a member of the Steering Committee of CPR Institute's Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR).  He also serves as the North America Representative of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration.

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.

Prior to joining White & Case, Ricardo was an Adjunct Professor of Civil Procedure at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an associate at a leading dispute resolution firm in Santiago, Chile.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Chile Bar
Education
LLM
Harvard Law School
LLB
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Honduras Próspera Inc. v. Honduras (ICSID Case No. ARB/23/2) Member of the team representing the investors. Ongoing.

Advised a Hong Kong mining company in a dispute over tax measures concerning a copper mining project in Peru.

Consolidated Water Coöperatief, U.A. v. United Mexican States (ICSID Case No. ARB/22/6).  Member of the team representing the investor. Ongoing.

MetLife, Inc., MetLife Servicios S.A. and MetLife Seguros de Retiro S.A. v. Argentine Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/17). Member of the team representing the investors. Ongoing.

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

Speaking Engagements

"Tales from the Hearing Room: What Would You Do?" Young Practitioners Panel, New York Arbitration Week, November 2023.

"La anulación de Laudos Arbitrales por defectos de motivación," XVII International Arbitration Conference, Peruvian Arbitration Institute, April 2023.

"Regulating through litigation: the nature of regulatory rulings" and "Regulating through litigation: possible advantages," International Society of Public Law ICON-S Annual Conference "Public Law in Times of Change?" July 2019.