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“No man's knowledge can go beyond his experience."

  – John Locke

Carlos F. Concepción

carlos f. concepcion lawyer

Carlos has served as counsel in a wide range of domestic and international litigation and arbitration matters. His practice has always focused on disputes involving financial services, design and construction, and distribution and supply chain controversies 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.

Carlos 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.

The following are a sample of the matters that Carlos has handled:  

  • Counsel for a Construction company from Puerto Rico in a ICSID dispute involving the violation of various investment treaties between Panama and the United States. 

  • Arbitrator in a ICSID matter between an investor from Venezuela and Respondent Costa Rica.

  • Counsel for a German manufacturing company in a ICC arbitration relating to a claim filed by a distributor in Massachusetts alleging various breaches of a distribution agreement.  

  • Counsel in a UNCITRAL multi-treaty multi-party matter (administered by ICSID) for six Claimants from Portugal, Argentina, and Canada who were investors in several Hotels seized by local authorities in Mexico.

  • Counsel for Amici in a US Supreme Court case in which SCOTUS considered whether the common law doctrine of Equitable Estoppel is available to “non-signatories” of an international arbitration agreement who seek to compel arbitration under the New York Convention and Chapter 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act.    


  • Counsel for Claimant in a ICC shareholder dispute in Bogota regarding a pharmaceutical company and related Award confirmation proceedings in the Southern  District of Florida. 

  • Counsel for petitioner in a ICC dispute between the two controlling shareholders of a multilevel vitamin and herbal supplement company doing business in  Mexico and the United States. 

  • Counsel for Petitioner in a Discovery dispute under 28 USC 1782 relating to the investment in a joint stock company registered under the laws of Russia.    

  • Counsel for Amici in a Florida Supreme Court case in which the Court considered whether an arbitration clause must expressly say that the arbitrators have the power to determine arbitrability or whether it is enough to incorporate the AAA rules into the clause.  

  • Counsel for Respondent in a ICC dispute between a UK company and a Florida company related to media and entertainment services. 

  • Arbitrator in a CPR case involving allegations of financial statement fraud in a dispute between a major accounting firm and bankruptcy trustee. 

  • Sole arbitrator in a ICDR case involving a software licensing dispute between a distributor in Costa Rica and U.S. company. 

  • Arbitrator in a ICDR dispute between Puerto Rico companies regarding media and publishing services. 

  • Counsel for Respondent in a ICC case regarding a dispute between a Florida distributor and a Beijing manufacturer of die-cast products.   

  • Arbitrator in a ICC dispute between telecommunications companies in Spain and El Salvador. 

  • Counsel for Petitioner in a ICDR dispute involving the financing of durable medical equipment products in Latin America. 

  • Arbitrator for management services dispute among various parties in the hospitality and tourism industry in the Dominican Republic. 

  • Counsel for a group of Canadian developers and investors in timeshare resorts in the Dominican Republic.

  • Counsel for a Special Litigation Committee of the Board of Directors of a Puerto Rico Bank in a derivative action in the District Court for Puerto Rico with related proceedings in the Southern District of Florida.

  • Counsel for a Central American government agency in the investigation of claims arising from the sale and settlement of various viatical insurance policies.

  • Counsel for a family in Honduras in claims against American Express Bank arising out of the Bernie Madoff scandal. 


  • Counsel for an educational institution in a breach of contract action against the State of Florida that arose out of the institution’s purchase of a building adjacent to its Miami campus. 

  • Counsel, in many cases, for the Professional Liability Unit of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the investigation and subsequent litigation against various officers, directors and outside accounting firms in connection with the failure of many savings and loans and national banks. All proceedings were in various U.S. District Courts pursuant to the FDIC’s receivership powers under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA).

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