Biography | José Ricardo Feris

José Ricardo Feris | Biography

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.José Ricardo Feris is the Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France. He also serves as Global Co-Chair of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Secretary of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group. Before being appointed Deputy Secretary General he held the positions of Deputy Counsel, Counsel in charge of Latin America and the Iberian Region, and Managing Counsel.

He received his law degree “magna cum laude” from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, where he served as Chair of the Law Students Association. He also holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University, where he served as Graduate Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics. He is admitted to practice in the Dominican Republic. His experience in international dispute resolution includes being a law clerk to Judges Rezek and Kooijmans at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He also worked for the Legal Advisor to the President of the Dominican Republic and represented the Dominican Republic before the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas’ negotiation rounds.

In 2006 he was recognized by Junior Chamber International as “Outstanding Young Dominican.” He has also been identified by Latin Lawyer as one of the most noteworthy arbitration careers of the Latin American diaspora. He is a founding member and currently serves as board member and Co-Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALArb). In addition to Spanish, his native language, he speaks English, French and Portuguese. .

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