Ricardo Ampudia Rimôn Falkenfort

Ricardo A. Ampudia



Ricardo is a Board-Certified Specialist in international litigation and arbitration. He represents clients in investor-state, commercial and state-state arbitrations, as well as litigation in federal and state courts.

His expertise includes disputes under international contracts and international investment agreements, including free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and multilateral investment agreements such as the Energy Charter Treaty and the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). His area of expertise also includes the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Hague Service Convention, the Hague Evidence Convention, and enforcement of foreign money judgments in Florida.

Ricardo has experience with the world’s major arbitration regimes, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, DIAC, AAA, ICDR, and LCIA, among others. He has represented investors and foreign governments in international disputes at the facilities of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Court of Justice in the Peace Palace in The Hague and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C.

He has experience handling disputes in the following sectors: oil and gas, renewables, construction, hospitality, health care, internet and technology, and industrial equipment. He has handled disputes involving international public procurement and public contracts with foreign government agencies.

As an ancillary to his disputes practice, he represents clients in international criminal law proceedings and international sanctions compliance. He has handled matters relating to Interpol Red Notice Alerts, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and plea negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice.

On the transactional side, Ricardo regularly counsels businesses in international business contracts, including issues such as international deliveries, international payments, letters of credit, surety agreements, and international sales.

Ricardo’s pro bono practice includes international human rights, asylum, and international family law matters under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Ricardo has lectured on international commercial arbitration at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C., and the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. He regularly publishes on issues of international law and business, such as the New York Convention, the ICSID Convention, and the Federal Arbitration Act.

He is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom and is listed as an international arbitrator in arbitration centers around the world.

  • Rimon P.C. (Partner)
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • International Dispute Resources, LLC
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Board-Certified Specialist in International Litigation and Arbitration by The Florida Bar (2021-present)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom)