Ricardo Loretti is a lawyer specialized in commercial arbitration and litigation. He graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and holds a Master’s Degree in European Law from University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. He has also undergone specialist training in negotiation (Harvard Law School), arbitration (ICC masterclass) and commercial dispute resolution (British Chamber of Commerce).
Ricardo became a partner at the leading litigation firm Sergio Bermudes Advogados in 2005. His legal practice is focused on dispute resolution and litigation involving distressed corporations, mainly in the energy sector. He has represented several clients in major disputes of national and international significance before Brazilian courts and domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
In addition to his legal practice, Ricardo lectures on arbitration and commercial litigation. He is also involved in the development of alternative dispute resolution in Brazil. In 2012, he was appointed director of the Brazilian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA), a post he held until 2019, when he was elected CBMA vice president. He served as secretary-general of the Arbitration Commission of the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association (OAB-RJ) from 2012 to 2019 and is still involved with the commission’s work as its general coordinator. He also sits as a member of the Brazilian Federal Bar Association’s Arbitration Commission.
A frequent guest speaker at arbitration and alternative dispute resolution events. Ricardo also writes for legal journals and law reviews.