Ricardo H.Puente (Rick)

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Rick Puente es un abogado certificado en arbitraje y litigio internacional por el Colegio de Abogados de Florida. Es miembro de un equipo de arbitraje reconocido por Global Arbitration Review como una de las firmas de abogados líderes en arbitraje internacional en la edición 2020 de GAR 30. Rick representa a clientes en asuntos comerciales y de inversión ante cortes y tribunales de arbitraje internacional que involucran testigos, documentos y procedimientos tanto en Español como en Inglés, a nivel nacional e internacional.

Entre las representaciones notables de Rick se incluyen; defensa de una importante aerolínea en un tribunal federal en relacion a propiedades confiscadas durante la Revolución Cubana de 1959 (denuncia desestimada); representación de un ciudadano Chileno para asegurar la recuperación de inversiones realizadas en un esquema internacional Ponzi; asesoría a una empresa Canadiense en relación a demandas antimonopolio y acciones relacionadas a la venta por US $4.1 billones por la participación de una mina en Chile; asegurar un acuerdo favorable para un banco de inversión en un arbitraje por US $ 60 millones; representación de un filántropo en una Convención de la Haya, en una demanda federal RICO en Texas y en un arbitraje ICC por US $ 500 millones en Nueva York que involucra a una empresa con operaciones en 17 países; representación de un abogado y empresario de origen mexicano cuyos fondos fueron congelados por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos (devolución asegurada de millones de dólares).

Rick se ha desempeñado como conferencista invitado y moderador en temas de arbitraje internacional y litigio en universidades y en conferencias en los Estados Unidos, Europa y Latinoamérica. Se desempeñó como presidente de un Comité de Quejas Judiciales del Colegio de Abogados de la Florida (2011) y es el Presidente del Capítulo Local de la Florida del Club Español de Arbitraje (CEA), una organización internacional líder en arbitraje con sede en Madrid, España.

Experiencia

  • American Airlines wins dismissal of Helms-Burton Act lawsuit alleging unlawful use of Havana's international airportJones Day successfully defended American Airlines against a "trafficking" claim brought under the Helms-Burton Act.
  • Major U.S. airline obtains dismissal with prejudice of "trafficking" claim under the Helms-Burton Act related to partnership involving hotels in CubaJones Day obtained a ruling of first impression in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which dismissed for lack of Article III standing a Helms-Burton Act lawsuit alleging that American Airlines "trafficked" in property confiscated by the Castro government following the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
  • Investor recovers significant portion of investment after being victimized by cross-border Ponzi schemeJones Day represents a major investor that was the victim of a cross-border Ponzi scheme of a Chilean national.
  • Businessman and lawyer found to be entitled to return of money seized in investigationJones Day represented a prominent Latin American business man and lawyer in connection with the return of millions of dollars seized by the U.S. government.
  • Financial institution resolves dispute over allegations of unauthorized tradesJones Day represented a financial institution in a FINRA arbitration involving cross border discovery issues in connection with the sale of structured products to a private investment company.
  • Alleged promoter of investment fund navigates SEC investigationJones Day represented a client before the SEC involving promotion of a LatAm ponzi scheme.
  • Businesswoman arbitrates breach of shareholder's agreement claims at ICCJones Day represented a businesswoman and philanthropist seeking injunctive and monetary relief through arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) related to the breach of the shareholder's agreement for a company with operations in 17 countries in Latin America.
  • Speedpay defends putative class action lawsuit over processing feesJones Day represented Speedpay, Inc. in a putative class action lawsuit in which plaintiffs alleged that Speedpay violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act by adding surcharges to utility payments the company collected through its telephone payment system on behalf of an electrical utility company.
  • Ponencias

    • February 11, 2020
      Moderator and presenter at "Choice of Law and International Arbitration: a Global Tour" on the topic of the hallmarks of the most commonly chosen governing laws in major projects agreements
    • April 2, 2019
      Speaker at the Florida International Bankers Association seminar on the topic “A Reinvigorated Helms-Burton: Coming Storm or Sunshower?” and the Implications of Implementing Title III of the Helms–Burton Act
    • March 1, 2019
      Moderator at the Florida International University "The World of Arbitration and Mediation in Latin America and the Caribbean Today" on the topic of Recognizing and Enforcing Foreign and Domestic Arbitral Awards and Settlement Agreements (Part 2)
    • February 9, 2019
      Speaker at the University of Miami Law Review Symposium "Sin Límites Law & Business at the Gateway to the Americas" on the topic of International Disputes
    • September 19, 2018
      Lecturer and invited speaker on U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Laws & International Arbitration before the Association of Resorts, Hotels, & Tourism in the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES)
    • 13 junio, 2018
      Arbitraje y litigios transnacionales en las nuevas tecnologías: Blockchain y Criptomoneda
    • April 27, 2018
      XII Congress of International Arbitration "In Memoriam Estuardo Mata Palmieri" moderator and speaker on the topics of iura novit curia and damages in international arbitration
    • December 15, 2017
      Guest lecturer at Florida International University Law School International Law Program on the topic 'Best Practices in handling a Complex Commercial Global Disputes Case.'
    • November 3, 2017
      Guest lecturer at Florida International University Law School on the topic 'International Judicial Cooperation for Gathering Evidence and Related Discovery.'
    • 21 de junio, 2017
      Disputas Globales: Arbitraje y litigios trasnacionales desde las perspectivas estadounidense y española
    • June 21, 2017
      Global Disputes: Cross Border Arbitration and Litigation from the Spanish and American Perspectives
    • April 26, 2017
      Moderator of Club Español del Arbitraje seminar on Corruption in International Investment Arbitration.
    • June 19-22, 2016
      International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) - Conferencia Latino Americana (CLA) 2016 - Invited speaker and moderator on the following topics: Non-Signatories' Participation in International Arbitration: The Role of Unanticipated and Anticipated Third Parties in International arbitration; Handling Difficult Witnesses and Recalcitrant Experts.
    • February 26, 2016
      International Litigation, Arbitration & Transaction Conference (ILAT), Florida Bar's International Law Section, invited speaker on the topic "Civil RICO's Extraterritorial Application"
    • June 12, 2015
      CIAMEN, Universidad de San Pablo, Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1782, and its application to international commercial arbitration