Ricardo Gerhard


Ricardo is a Mexican lawyer. He holds a law degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and an LLM in international law from King’s College London.

Ricardo advises sovereign States, State-owned companies and private parties in international dispute resolution proceedings, as well as in non-contentious matters under public international law. Recent highlights of his practice include advising an African State in an ICSID dispute related to the oil industry, representing private investors in a PCA dispute with a Central European State related to the blood plasma industry, acting for private investors in ICSID annulment proceedings and advising global companies on Business and Human rights issues.

Prior to joining Volterra Fietta, Ricardo was an associate at a global law firm specialized in international arbitration where he worked on contentious investment treaty disputes under different rules, including ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL and also acted as secretary to tribunals under Mexican local arbitration rules.

In addition to his arbitration experience, Ricardo has a strong transactional background, and has advised clients on many cross-border transactions, including joint ventures with Latin-American parties and infrastructure and trade finance transactions, with a particular focus on the financial and oil and gas sectors.

Contact+44 (0)207 380 3897


LLM, King’s College London (merits and distinction in his dissertation)

Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (summa cum laude)


Spanish and English

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