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Rodrigo Jijón-Letort is the team leader of Pérez Bustamante & Ponce’s dispute resolution practice; he is also president of the firm. He has more than 40 years of experience in international and local litigation and arbitration. Rodrigo has participated in the most important cases throughout Ecuadorian history, including the defence of a major energy company battling a fraudulent multibillion-dollar judgment in Ecuador and related foreign judgment enforcement proceedings as well as submitting arguments before the Supreme Court in the most complex cases. Rodrigo is a ruthless litigator and one of the best negotiators in the country. He is regarded as an expert in setting forth strategies that allow for the best resolution of a conflict, whether through mediation or judicial or arbitration channels. His practice has been recognised by Chambers and Partners (Global and Latam), Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500, LACCA and Who’s Who Legal as a top-tier attorney, including a recognition as a Star Individual.
Rodrigo earned his law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and holds an LLM from Tulane Law School. He also serves as arbitrator for the arbitration centres of the Quito and Guayaquil Chambers of Commerce as well as the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce in Quito. He has also served as an ICSID and ICC arbitrator in several international arbitration panels. Rodrigo is a founding member and former president of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute and a former vice-dean of the law faculty of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
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