Juan Carlos concentrates his practice on dispute resolution, natural resources, and corporate matters. He has participated in several international commercial and investment arbitrations proceedings under various rules and before different centers. Locally, he has represented investors before courts and tribunals in constitutional, administrative and contractual disputes.

In his energy and natural resources practice, he advises foreign investors on the acquisition and operations of mining projects. As for investment protection, he advises investors during the negotiation of investment contracts and on issues relating to the protection provided by bilateral investment treaties (BIT).

Juan Carlos is a former foreign lawyer in the dispute resolution department of an international law firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. He frequently writes, lectures and speaks on public international law, international economic law and international dispute resolution matters. Juan Carlos is co-founder of the Ecuadorian Society of International Law (SEDI).


Telephone+593 9 8308 2357

Practice areas

Dispute Resolution; Investment Protection; Energy & Natural Resources; Corporate & Commercial-


Legal 500 (Banking & Finance 2019, Corporate & M&A 2021)-


Universidad de las Américas , Quito -Ecuador Lawyer, 2015-
Université de Genève y el Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement, Ginebra - Suiza. Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Dispute Resolution and International Law, 2017-
FIAA – Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, Ginebra - Suiza. Certificate in Questioning of Fact Witnesses in International Arbitration, 2017-
Académie de droit international de La Haye, La Haya - Países Bajos Certificate in International Public Law, 2014-


Spanish, English, French and Dutch (basic).-