Ricardo Alarcón is an associate in the International Arbitration practice. His experience includes ICC and ICSID arbitrations, with a focus on disputes related to Latin America.
International arbitrations on which Ricardo Alarcón has worked include the representation of:
- The Republic of Panama as Respondent in an ICSID arbitration brought by Omega Engineering LLC and Mr. Oscar Rivera (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/42). The dispute relates to infrastructure construction projects. The claims are brought under both the US-Panama bilateral investment treaty and trade promotion agreement.
- A French-German consortium in an ICC arbitration in Stockholm against a Finnish utility company. The dispute arises from an agreement for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Finland. Finnish law governs. Over EUR 6.1 billion is at stake.
- The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Koch Minerals Sàrl and Koch Nitrogen International Sàrl (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/19). The dispute arose from the construction and operation of an ammonia and urea production facility. The claims were brought under the Switzerland-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty.
- The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Vestey Group Ltd. (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/4). The dispute was in relation to a farming enterprise. The claims were brought under the UK-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty.
- A Latin American State-owned company as Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Paris brought by the Latin American subsidiary of an Asian oil company in relation to a joint operating agreement.
New York University School of Law
LL.M. in International Legal Studies, Hugo Grotius Scholar
Universidad de Los Andes
LL.B., cum laude
- World Champions (2009), Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
- Alona Evans Award for Best Written Memorials at the International Rounds
- Best Oralist Award at the Colombian National Rounds
Université Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III)
Diploma in International, Comparative and European Law
- Admitted in Colombia, not admitted in Paris
- Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Ricardo worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in The Hague, and at the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bogotá. he also acted as Research Assistant to the Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters of the UN International Law Commission.