Luis A. Perez
Luis A. Perez
Co-Chair, Latin America & the Caribbean Practice
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

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Luis A. Perez's primary practice area is complex commercial litigation and arbitration both at the national and international level. Luis has developed an extensive practice in product liability and has an in-depth expertise on the subject. He was in charge of coordinating and directing the defense of hundreds of cases filed in various jurisdictions in Latin America involving individual civil actions, criminal actions, administrative claims, governmental investigations and class actions. Many of the complex cases involved multi-million dollar claims. Due to his extensive work in Latin America, he has an excellent relationship with lawyers and law firms in the Region and is frequently called upon to lend advice and counsel to clients involved in complex trials and arbitrations. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese and French.

Luis has also actively participated in various privatization projects in Latin America and has rendered advise to U.S. companies seeking to establish operations outside the U.S. He has helped establish joint ventures between companies and entities in the U.S. and Latin America.

He has spoken at various seminars and conferences in the U.S. and in Latin America, and is a frequent speaker at Tulane University School of Law, Loyola University College of Law, the University of Miami School of Law, and Florida International University School of Law. He has also made presentations at foreign law schools and commercial institutes such as Instituto Gertulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Law School of the Andes in Santiago, Chile, the Bar Association of Mexico in the Federal District, the Chilean-US Chamber of Commerce in Santiago, Chile, and the Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica.

Representation of Thrombotargets Europe, SL (Barcelona, Spain) in an ICDR arbitration, 2013.
Representation of Codisa (San Jose, Costa Rica) in an ICDR arbitration, 2012.
Representation of Raytheon (International) in an ICC arbitration, 2012.
Representation of DuPont (International) in an ICDR arbitration, 2008.
Representation of Philip Morris (International) in various proceedings, 2000.
Representation of El Baul (Guatemala City, Guatemala) in an ICDR arbitration, 1999.
Representation of Tecnal (Santiago, Chile) in various proceedings, 1995.

Admitted as Arbitrator, United States Council for International Business
Chambers Global 2014, recognized as a "Leaders in their Field" for International Arbitration (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Latin America 2013-2014, Ranked for International Arbitration
Chambers Global 2013, Ranked for International Arbitration
Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer in Arbitration and Mediation, Winner, 2013
Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated
Republican Gold Medal Award Recipient, 2003
City of New Orleans 1998, Selected as "Outstanding Hispanic Professional"
City of New Orleans 1989, Awarded Certificate of Merit by the Mayor
City of New Orleans 1989, Selected as "Outstanding Hispanic Professional"

"From the Most Powerful Discovery Weapon to the Most Flippant Warfare: 28 U.S.C. Section 1782 Revisited," Co-Author, 2012
Florida International University, Presenter, "Judicial Interpretations of 28 USC 1782," 2012
Network of Trial Law Firms Seminar, Presenter, "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Chicago, IL, 2011
Florida Bar Association, International Committee, "28 USC 1782, The Most Powerful Discovery Tool in the Hands of a Foreign Litigant," 2010
Miami Daily Business Review, Co-Author, "Tempted by Increased Sales in Emerging Markets? The Globalization of the Health Care Industry and the FCPA," 2009
Miami Daily Business Review, Co-Author, "International Business: Health Care Probes on Rise with Foreign Involvement," 2009
University of Miami and Florida International University, Presenter, "Pre-Trial Procedures Comparative Analysis, Common Law vs. Civil Law," 2009
Law Firm International Seminar, Presenter, "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Recent Developments and Interpretations," 2009
The Florida Bar International Law Quarterly, Co-Author, "Collecting On Your Winnings: Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards," Winter/Spring 2009
Florida International University, Presenter, "Discovery Under 28 USC 1782," 2009 & 2010
"Managing FCPA Issues in an International Era: Trends, Challenges and Implications Arising from Anticorruption Enforcement Actions," Co-Author, 2009
University of Miami, Presenter, "Discovery Difference: Common Law vs. Civil Law," 2009 & 2010
FIU Law Review, Author, "28 USC 1782: The Most Powerful Discovery Weapon in the Hands of a Foreign Litigant," Volume 5 Number 1, Fall 2009
The Florida Bar International Law Quarterly, Co-Author, "North Meets South: Figuring Out the Discovery Puzzle in International Commercial Arbitrations," 2008
University of Miami, Presenter, "Special Provisions of Brazilian Law and Procedure," 2008
The Florida Bar International Law Quarterly, Co-Author, "North Meets South: Figuring Out the Discovery Puzzle in International Commercial Arbitrations," 2007
University of Miami, Presenter, "Discovery Difference: Common Law vs. Civil Law," 2007
Instituto Gertulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Presenter, "Evolution of Punitive Damages in the United States," 2003
Mexican Bar Association, Mexico City, Mexico, Presenter, "Products Liability Development in the United States," 2003
Loyola Law School, Presenter, "Recent Developments in International Law, Opportunities for New Practitioners," 1998
State Capital Law Firm Group Mid-Winter Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Presenter, "Marketing Opportunities in International Law," 1997
Alabama Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice Seminar, Co-Author, "International Trade Agreements and Overview of International Regulatory Framework," 1997
Cuban Centenary Commission of New Orleans and UNO, Presenter, "Legal and Factual Issues Surrounding the U.S. Embargo of Cuba," 1995
XXXII Conference of the Inter-American Bar Association, Quito, Ecuador, Co-Author, "Limited Liability Companies - A New Vehicle to Conduct International Transactions," 1995
XXXI Conference of the Inter-American Bar Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Co-Author, "U.S. Government Authority to Gather and Disclose Financial and Tax Information," Award for Best Paper of the Conference, 1994
Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, Co-Author, "The Role of Unfair Commercial Practice Regulations in the Economic Integration of the American Continent," Spring 1994
International Trade and Environmental Issues Seminar, San Juan, Costa Rica, Presenter, "The Framework of International Conventions and Agreements," 1993
XXX Conference of the Inter-American Bar Association, Santiago, Chile, Co-Author, "Unfair Commercial Practices and Their Role in the Economical Integration of the American Continent," Awarded Honorable Mention, 1993

American Bar Association, Member
Inter-American Bar Association, Member
Florida Bar Association, Member
District of Columbia Bar, Member
Dade County Bar Association, Member
Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana, Inc., Past President, Member


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Luis A. Perez


J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 1981
B.B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans, 1978; cum laude

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