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Carlos F. Concepción

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Carlos has served as counsel in a wide range of domestic and international litigation and arbitration matters. He concentrates his practice in the areas of financial services, design and construction, telecommunications and transnational disputes involving parties from multiple jurisdictions. He has substantial experience with multilingual and multicultural teams, which provides a strategic advantage in dealing with parties and evidence from different legal systems, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 

Carlos also represents parties in international arbitrations in a number of industries. He has worked with all the leading arbitration organizations and has conducted proceedings in Spanish and English in which the seat of the arbitration and governing laws has been in multiple countries. He also has experience under the UNCITRAL Rules and the International Bar Association Rules. 

He also has served as lead counsel in international corporate investigations and special litigation committees. For example, he led an internal investigation and litigation team representing a special litigation committee in the failure of a major bank in Puerto Rico and a related shareholder derivative action. In addition, Carlos was lead counsel for several Canadian investors in a multidistrict litigation dispute regarding a timeshare resort in the Dominican Republic. 

 

Carlos is cognizant of the differences in cases governed by civil law or common law. For example, parties from a civil law system may have discovery expectations that are quite different from those accustomed to expansive pre-trial discovery. 

Carlos is a member of numerous organizations, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, the International Bar Association, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and the International Center for Dispute Resolution. He is Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration by The Florida Bar. Carlos also is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), which is the highest level of arbitration training and experience recognized by that institution. 

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Bar Admissions

  • Florida

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

Education

  • J.D., with high honors, University of Florida. 1982

    • Order of the Coif

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Florida State University, 1979 (English)

    • Phi Beta Kappa

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Law School Association, Member

Awards

  • Top Attorney, South Florida Legal Guide (2015-2017)

  • The Best Lawyers in America, International Arbitration – Commercial (2016-Present) 

  • Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide (2015)

  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend (2012)

Certifications

  • Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration—The Florida Bar

 

Memberships

  • International Arbitration Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2019, 2020, 2021)

  • Miami International Arbitration Society

    • Chair (2019 Term)

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • International Chamber of Commerce

  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

  • International Center for Dispute Resolution

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

  • International Bar Association

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum