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J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 1967
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1967
U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1968
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1968
Bar Professional & Civic Affiliations:
Puerto Rico Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association
Salvador Antonetti-Zequeira is Special Counsel to AMRC
Mr. Antonetti was lead trial counsel for the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel Corporation in the multi-district litigation arising from the December 31st, 1986 fire that destroyed the hotel. Among the many reported cases he has tried or argued are: Medina & Medina v. Country Pride, 858 F.2d 817 (1st Cir. 1987) (Puerto Rico Distribution Law); Pritzker v. Yari, 42 F.3d 53 (1st Cir. 1994) (contract fraud); Efron v. Embassy Suites, 223 F.3d 12 (1st Cir. 2000)(RICO); and In Re Atlantic Pipe Corporation, 304 F.3d 135 (1st Cir. 2002) (compulsory mediation). He was one of the attorneys for the prevailing party in Sánchez v. Triple-S Management, 492 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2007) (civil RICO, class action); Ramallo Bros. Printing v. El Día, Inc., 490 F.3d 86 (1st Cir. 2007) (antitrust, collateral estoppel). He continues to act as lead counsel in many distribution law cases.
He acts as arbitrator in domestic and international proceedings under the Rules of the ICC Court of Arbitration, the Rules of the Interamerican Commission on Commercial Arbitration and the Commercial and the International Rules of the American Arbitration Association and is on the roster of mediators of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He has represented parties in domestic and international arbitration, as well as in mediation and early neutral evaluation.
Mr. Antonetti has been a guest lecturer at numerous seminars on Puerto Rico and federal law. He is the author of various articles on Puerto Rico’sdistribution laws. His articles include: “Puerto Rico’s Dealer Act”, Commercial Law Journal (1987); “The Measure of Damages Under Law 75”, UPR Law Review (1989); and “A Different Opinion About Just Cause”, UPR Law Review. He has also published articles on commercial arbitration, including Arbitraje Comercial en Puerto Rico, Rev. Acad Puertorriqueña de Jurisprudencia y Legislacion, (2012).
Mr. Antonetti was designated Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Puerto Rico from 2001-2004, and Secretary from 2004 to 2009. He served as Reporter of the Advisory Group for the District of Puerto Rico under the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 and has served on a number of committees and boards, appointed by local and federal courts.
Chambers & Partners has designated him as one of the Leading Senior Statesmen in Dispute Resolution both in the Latin America and Global publications.
While studying at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, he served as the Associate Editor of the Law Review.
Salvador Antonetti was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico 2016 in the field of Arbitration and Mediation.