Ricardo Ramalho Almeida


Professional experience

Practice focuses mainly in commercial arbitration, but also in litigation. In addition to his expertise with dispute resolution, has extensive experience with transactional matters, including the legal structuring of businesses and projects. Also has experience as an arbitrator and is a member of the arbitrators’ lists of CBMA, CAMARB, CAM-BL, CAESP, CAMCA and CMAA.


Represents clients in the fields of, inter alia, insurance and reinsurance, energy, agrobusiness, shopping centers, real estate, construction, technology, stock exchanges, and pension funds.

Education achievements

Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, UNESA, 1993.


Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ, 1996.


Master’s Degree in International Law, University of São Paulo – USP, 2005.


PhD, International Law, University of São Paulo – USP, 2022.

Academic Production

Author of the book “International Commercial Arbitration and Public Order” (Renovar, 2005) and editor of the book “International and Internal Arbitration: Practice and Doctrine Aspects” (Renovar, 2003).


Published more than 30 articles in collective works and legal reviews. The following are examples from his recent production:


2018: (case commentary): “A desconsideração da personalidade jurídica e sua aplicação na arbitragem: Análise do recurso especial nº 1.698.730” (“The doctrine of disregard of the legal entity and its applicability in arbitration: a commentary on Special Recourse no. 1,698,730”), Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, v. 59, 2018.


2017: (case commentary): “O controle da ordem pública no Direito brasileiro: análise do Caso Abengoa” (The control of public policy in Brazilian law: an analysis of the Abengoa Case”), with Ricardo de Carvalho Aprigliano and Vera Monteiro de Barros. Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, vol. 56, Oct.-Dec./2017, p. 107-142.


2017: “O conceito de contrato internacional” (“The concept of international contract”), Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, São Paulo, vol. 53, p. 42-67.


Member of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practices.


Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).


Member of ILA-Brasil (Brazilian branch of the International Law Association).


Member of the Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado – ASADIP.


Member of the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association Arbitration and Mediation Committee.


Member of the São Paulo Attorneys’ Institute (IASP).


Member of the Permanent Committee for Studies in Arbitration of the IASP – São Paulo Institute of Attorneys.


English, French and Spanish.