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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner's International Arbitration Team is ranked by Legal 500 Latin America 2018. Miami Partners Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, C. Ryan Reetz, and International Arbitration Professional Domenico Di Pietro were noted for their experience.

According to the editorial, “Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP fields a number of ‘outstanding practitioners with great technical ability’ and the team has considerable experience handling both commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. “

Legal 500 Latin America provides a detailed qualitative review of more than 600 commercial law firms across 18 key jurisdictions in the region (as well as those involved in international practice) across all relevant practice areas. 

Martínez-Fraga is the co-leader of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group globally and the co-founder of the firm’s Miami office. Martínez-Fraga is a World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) conciliator and arbitrator. On December 16, 2015 (effective February 23, 2016), President Barack  Obama appointed Martínez-Fraga as one of four U.S. delegate members to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank). He is the first Hispanic to have been so appointed in the history of the Washington Convention of 1965. He has represented seven countries as lead counsel, and served as an arbitrator in major ICC and ICSID (World Bank) proceedings. Martínez-Fraga serves on the Advisory Council to the Restatement (Third) of International Commercial Arbitration for the American Law Institute. He has written more than fifty articles published in fifteen countries and translated into five languages, and five books on public and private international law. Two of his books have been translated into Mandarin by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences of the People's Republic of China.

Reetz, the managing partner of the Miami office, acts as trial counsel in international arbitration and litigation matters, and also serves as arbitrator and expert witness.  In addition to numerous investor-state disputes, he has represented clients in commercial matters across a wide range of sectors, including aviation, banking, construction, energy, entertainment, hospitality, insurance, other financial services, real estate, retail, sports, and technology.  Reetz has taught law school courses in international arbitration as an adjunct professor for more than fifteen years.  He currently serves as the immediate past chair of the Miami International Arbitration Society and chaired the Florida Bar's International Law Section from 2013-14.

Di Pietro has a wealth of experience in arbitration, having represented major corporations and sovereign states in international commercial and investment treaty disputes, both ad hoc and those administered by institutions. He is also highly regarded for his academic contribution to international arbitration, lecturing and writing extensively on international commercial and investment treaty disputes. A number of his publications have been cited by courts and tribunals in several jurisdictions worldwide.

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