Luciana Teresa Ricart


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Luciana Teresa Ricart

Luciana Ricart’s practice focuses on public international law, investor-state disputes and international commercial arbitrations.

International Arbitration

Ms. Ricart is in the firm's international arbitration practice, she has experience with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) across a variety of fields, including oil and gas, natural resources and financial services. She has advised governments and state-owned entities on topics such as enforcement of arbitral awards, treaty interpretation, peaceful settlement of disputes and territorial sovereignty disputes. She has trained in both civil and common law.

Recent experience includes playing a key role in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations involving African and Middle Eastern governments.

Public International Law

Notable for her public international law practice, Ms. Ricart frequently advises states on topics such as the enforcement of arbitral awards, treaty interpretation and territorial disputes. She has also acted for the United Arab Emirates in three cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). She recently co-authored a book entitled “The Iran-UAE Gulf Islands Dispute: a Journey through International Law, History and Politics” (Brill/Nijhoff publishers, 2018) together with Curtis partner Charles Buderi.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Curtis, Ms. Ricart worked as a lawyer in the Chambers of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina and taught a course on public international law at the University of Buenos Aires. She has also conducted extensive research into public international law and human rights issues, the results of which have been published as journal articles and book chapters.

Professional Activities

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Judge at the International Rounds in Washington, D.C. (2006-2010); co-author of the 2010 Jessup problem






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