Ricardo S. Martinez

Ricardo S. Martinez


Based in New York, Ricardo S. Martinez is a co-leader of the firm’s Trade and Export Finance practice.

Rick focuses on representing lenders and borrowers in complex, cross-border finance transactions across a broad spectrum of contexts, including project finance, acquisition finance, general working capital facilities as well as trade finance by means of letters of credit, pre-export credit facilities and the purchase and sale of trade receivables. 

Rick has significant experience advising on doing business in emerging markets. He has closed transactions involving every major Asian and Latin American country, as well as several African jurisdictions, over the course of his 16-year career. He was most recently ranked as a Foreign Expert for Projects by 2012 Chambers & Partners USA, noting his substantial experience handling major energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America. Rick was also named one of New York’s Rising Stars for Projects by 2012 Super Lawyers.

Rick commenced his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he handled capital market transactions and acquisition financings for multinational corporations and financial institutions active in Latin America. Furthermore, Rick is a former Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Citibank, N.A., where he was one of two in-house attorneys responsible for the bank’s trade finance products in North and South America. Finally, in 1992, Rick served as a speech writer and translator for Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Oscar Arias.