Javier is dual-qualified attorney in Ecuador and New York. He is an associate in the dispute resolution unit of Pérez Bustamante & Ponce. He has experience and is in charge of sponsoring clients in local and international arbitration proceedings. Before joining the firm, Javier served as an international lawyer at Latham & Watkins’ International Arbitration Unit, Paris office. He is a professor of arbitration and oral advocacy at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and serves as arbitral secretary at the main arbitration centres in Quito.
Javier graduated as a lawyer summa cum laude and valedictorian of the Class of 2011 at Universidad San Francisco Quito. He holds a master of laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School where he was recognised with the Dean’s Scholar Award in international arbitration. He also holds a superior diploma in alternative dispute resolution from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar where he was valedictorian of his class.