biography

Ms. Rodriguez principally assists clients, including states and state-owned entities, on complex international arbitrations primarily in Latin America.  Those matters include representing clients’ interests before the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, and post-arbitration proceedings in federal court in the U.S.  Ms. Rodriguez also represents private companies with interests in the U.S. and abroad primarily in the energy industry.

As a native Spanish speaker and a licensed Spanish and Florida attorney, Ms. Rodriguez routinely practices in both English as well as Spanish in formal and informal legal writing.  Ms. Rodriguez has travelled extensively throughout Latin America to represent her clients which has allow her to understand and be familiar with the traditions, customs, and political landscape of that region.

Ms. Rodriguez is heavily involved with The Florida Bar and in her role as Chair of the Foreign Legal Consultants Committee she drafted the amendments to Chapter 16 of The Florida Bar Rules, which regulates the certification of foreign lawyers as foreign ...

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  • Representative Transactions
    • Represent Latin American client in high profile money laundering investigation.
    • Represent Latin American clients in cross-border transactions and contract negotiations.
    • Review compliance programs and company policies for U.S. clients to minimize risk and
    • prepare for potential audits and investigations.
    • Draft, review, and revise complex commercial contracts in English and Spanish for foreign and domestic entities, including drafting of arbitration clauses.
    • Represented Latin American clients in money laundering investigations, including representation in meetings with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and U.S. prosecutors.
    • Represented clients in arbitration proceedings, enforcement proceedings of foreign arbitral awards, and state and federal litigation proceedings.
    • Researched complex commercial and international law issues and drafted memoranda for clients in English and Spanish.
    • Served as the point of contact between the firm and the Latin American clients and their representatives, including high-level government officials of various countries in the region, to discuss case status and strategy moving forward.
    • Represented a Central American country in a US $100 million investment arbitration dispute related to the expropriation of real estate assets for an ecotourism project from initial investigation to post hearing briefs, including traveling to the site with the experts which lead to the discovery of key information favorable to the case.
    • Represented a Latin American country in a US $750 million investment arbitration dispute related to a mining concession.
    • Represented a Central American country in a US $100 million investment arbitration dispute related to the expropriation of a trading house in violation of securities law.
    • Represented a major South American oil company in federal court proceedings involving the enforcement of a US $465 million arbitration award.
    • Represented a Venezuelan state-owned oil company in a US $90 million litigation dispute in federal court in Miami.
    • Represented clients in contract negotiations and revised purchase agreements in English and Spanish related to oil and gas commercial transactions in the United States and Latin America.
    • Represented a South American client in the negotiation of an oil and specific services contract as well as complex ancillary agreements (US $4.9 billion) with multiple government agencies in a transaction selected as the Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer magazine as the largest investment in the upstream sector in that country.
    • Drafted and revised settlement agreements in English and Spanish for major oil companies in South America in connection with litigation in the United States regarding oil contract disputes.
    • Executed interviews with company officials and other employees, coordinated with consultants for data collection and integration, and performed due diligence in the context of U.S.-based investigations leading to successful representation of clients.
    • Advised on Cuban law and related issues for multinational companies doing business in Cuba.
    • Represented a Central American country in investment treaty arbitration related to the expropriation of real estate assets for an ecotourism project.
    • Represented a Central American country in investment treaty arbitration administered under the rules of the ICSID related to the expropriation of a mining concession.
    • Represented a Central American country in investment treaty arbitration related to the expropriation of a trading house in violation of securities law.
    • Represented a major South American oil company in federal court proceedings involving the enforcement of a US $465 million arbitration award.
    • Represented a Venezuelan state-owned oil company in a US $90 million litigation dispute in federal court in Miami.
    • Represented a South American client in the negotiation of an oil and specific services contract as well as complex ancillary agreements (US $4.9 billion) with multiple government agencies in a transaction selected as the Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer magazine as the largest investment in the upstream sector in that country.
  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • 2016 and 2017: Lectured on “The Regulation of Foreign Lawyers in the United States and the Foreign Legal Consultant Program of The Florida Bar.” Florida International University School of Law, Miami, Florida.
    • 2016: Participated in the International Arbitration Masters Series “How to Persuade a Tribunal” discussing the most effective strategies to employ when cross-examining witnesses in international arbitration. Miami International Arbitration Society, Miami, Florida.
    • 2017: Speaker on a panel titled “How can my client invest in Cuba and what can we do if it becomes an ‘arroz con mango.’” iLaw 2017 Conference, Miami, Florida.
    • 2017: Speaker on a panel titled “Challenges of Working in Big Law.” Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York.
    • 2018: Led session titled “Rise of International Arbitration in the United States and Beyond, A Motion to Compel Arbitration Agreements.” Florida International University School of Law, Miami, Florida.
    • 2019: Speaker on a panel titled “Investment Arbitration and Contracting with the State.” Costa Rican Bar Association, San José, Costa Rica.
    • 2019: Speaker on a panel titled “Big Law and International Arbitration.” University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida.
    • 2019: Led session titled “International Commercial Arbitration from the U.S. Perspective.” Florida International University School of Law, Miami, Florida.
    • 2021: Speaker on a panel titled “Charla de los Capítulos del CEA sobre el Código de Buenas Prácticas Arbitrales del Club Español de Arbitraje.” Virtual.
    • 2021: Speaker on a panel titled “The use of discovery in international commercial arbitration.” University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida.
  • Publications
    • “The Development of the Cuba-United states relationship,” international Law Quarterly, Florida Bar, Special Cuba Edition (Fall 2016, vol. XXXII, no.3).

 

 

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Yine Rodríguez Pérez

Partner

[email protected]

+1.561.876.3056

Credentials

Admissions

Florida

District of Columbia

Spain

Education

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, 2010

University of Barcelona, School of Law, 2008

Prior Law Firm Experience

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Practice Areas