Rodrigo Jijón is a partner and president of the board at Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, a leading law firm in Ecuador. He leads the dispute resolution practice, which covers litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Rodrigo is an active arbitrator of the main arbitration centres in Ecuador including those of the Quito Chamber of Commerce, the Ecuadorian–American Chamber of Commerce and the International Arbitration Centre, sponsored by the Pichincha Chamber of Industry and the London Court of Arbitration.
Rodrigo presided over the arbitration tribunal in an ICSID arbitration case between IBM and Ecuador and has participated as litigating attorney in a large number of national and international arbitration proceedings. Likewise, he has acted as legal counsel to international corporations in several international arbitration proceedings.
Rodrigo has served as professor of procedural law in several graduate and postgraduate universities in Ecuador. He has contributed numerous articles on procedural law and arbitration to different magazines in Ecuador and abroad, and is constantly participating as speaker in seminars and conferences on procedural law and arbitration.
He is recognised as a seasoned litigator and arbitrator in the Ecuadorian and Latin American markets, with a remarkable track record representing local and foreign clients in matters ranging from investment protection, to contractual, civil, environmental and constitutional matters. Clients applaud his strategic and implacable approach to his cases, while being forthcoming with his clients and team in stressful situations. Rodrigo is past president and the current vice president of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute and a full member of the Ecuadorian Procedural Law Institute. He has also been a member of the Court of Honour of the Quito Bar Association.