Maria Eugenia Ramirez

Partner, Hogan Lovells
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Maria Eugenia Ramirez is passionate about international law. In 2002, she joined Hogan Lovells to establish an international arbitration practice. Maria Eugenia helped create and develop the practice, which over the years has grown exponentially not just in Miami but around the world.

Maria Eugenia continues to focus her practice on international arbitration, with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. She has represented clients with respect to contract, construction, and telecommunications disputes. She handles international arbitration matters in both English and Spanish before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association (ICDR), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Maria Eugenia began her legal career in the litigation group of the largest law firm in Puerto Rico. She moved to the mainland United States in the hopes of working with more international clients, choosing Miami due to its proximity to Latin America. Her current practice allows her to travel all around Latin America and the world, an opportunity she did not have in previous positions.

Maria is among Latin American's Top 100 Female Lawyers by Latinvex. She has been ranked in Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, and received the Daily Business Review's Most Effective Lawyers - Pro Bono Award in 2007.

Before entering private practice, Maria Eugenia worked for the Honorable Juan M. Pérez-Giménez, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, in San Juan. She also served as legal counsel and sat on the board of directors of the March of Dimes, Puerto Rico Chapter, also in San Juan. She is the only lawyer at Hogan Lovells licensed to practice law in Puerto Rico state courts.