Lawyers included in Latinvex’s 10th annual ranking are selected using a combination of factors, including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of the firm in Latin America and rankings by third parties, as well as data from Latinvex’s annual survey of international firms and publicly available information.
Astigarraga and Rivero both were included in the arbitration and litigation list of top 20 lawyers for 2022.
José Astigarraga, former chair of Reed Smith’s global international arbitration practice, is based in the firm’s Miami office. He employs his exceptional knowledge of arbitration matters to assist an array of prestigious corporate clients with highly sophisticated commercial and investor-state arbitration cases in the Latin America region. In Latinvex testimonials, José is described as “experienced, detailed, thorough, tireless, sharp and trustworthy,” and is praised for his “contacts and local knowledge across Latin American jurisdictions.”
Francisco Rivero is head of Reed Smith’s Latin America business team and former co-chair of the global international arbitration practice. Splitting time between Houston and New York, he advocates and advises clients in both English and Spanish in complex commercial, commodities, construction, energy, joint venture, mining, oil and gas, and renewable disputes; in litigation, as well as in both administered and ad hoc arbitral proceedings. Latinvex praises his arbitration and corporate work in the enforcement of multimillion-dollar arbitral awards.
This is Astigarraga’s 10th time, and Rivero’s eighth time, being included in this Latinvex directory.