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Javier is a dual-qualified attorney in Ecuador and New York. He is a senior associate in PBP’s dispute resolution unit. Before joining the firm, Javier served as an international lawyer at Latham & Watkins’ international arbitration unit, at the Paris office. Javier’s practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration, as well as complex civil, commercial, tort and administrative litigations. His knowledge and experience make him the go-to associate in arbitration matters. His practice has been recognised by Chambers and Partners (Global and Latam) and Who’s Who Legal.
Javier obtained his law degree summa cum laude from Universidad San Francisco de Quito where he was valedictorian of his class. He holds an LLM from Harvard Law School where he was recognised with the Dean’s Scholar Award in International Arbitration. He also holds an LLM in alternative dispute resolution from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar where he was valedictorian of his class. Currently, he serves as Professor of Law in Oral Advocacy, Torts and Arbitration at Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s undergraduate programme where he also lectures on international commercial arbitration in the LLM in international litigation and arbitration.
Javier serves as arbitral secretary of the arbitration centres of the Quito, Ecuadorian American and Industries and Production Chambers. Javier is also an ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum representative for Latin America for the 2021–2024 mandate, the Executive Director of the Ecuadorian Institute of Arbitration and founder of ECUVYAP (Ecuadorian Very Young Arbitration Practitioners).
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