Jones Day (Miami)

Ricardo H. Puente

Jones Day (Miami)
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Rick Puente is a Board Certified International Litigation and Arbitration lawyer focused on leading cross-border trial and arbitration teams in high-stakes cases. Rick has litigated and tried complex commercial and investment cases before courts and international arbitration tribunals involving issues of fraud, money laundering, financial products, shareholder disputes, and treaty claims tied to the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Rick’s notable cases include: defending a major airline in federal court over claims of trafficking in properties confiscated during the 1959 Cuban Revolution (dismissal with prejudice affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals); representing a Chilean national in asset recovery relating to an international Ponzi scheme; advising a Canadian company in relation to a $4.1 billion Chilean mining dispute; securing a favorable settlement for an investment bank in a $60 million securities arbitration; representing a philanthropist in a Hague Convention and federal RICO lawsuit in Texas and a $500 million ICC arbitration in New York involving a multibillion dollar company with operations in 17 countries; and representing a Latin American lawyer and businessman whose funds were frozen by the United States government (secured return of millions of dollars). Rick has lectured and moderated on international arbitration and litigation topics at universities and in conferences in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He served as chairman of a Florida Bar Judicial Grievance Committee (2011) and is president of the Florida Chapter of Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), a leading international arbitration organization based in Madrid, Spain.

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188 Bulletin

Jürgen Beninca, Dr. Qiang Xue, Harriet Territt, Aaron M. Healey, Rajeev Muttreja, Mahesh V. Parlikad, Ricardo H. Puente, Wilson L.K. Sung The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturns on comity grounds a multi-million dollar price-fixing judgment against two Chinese exporters of Vitamin C (Animal Science Products / Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical)


In Short The Situation: For a second time, the Second Circuit reversed on international comity grounds, due to a conflict between U.S. and Chinese law, a $148 million price-fixing judgment against two Chinese exporters of Vitamin C. The Result: Although arising in the antitrust (...)


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