Javier is dual-qualified attorney in Ecuador and New York. He is a senior 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's 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 an 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.