Álvaro Galindo (Ecuador)

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Dr. Galindo works as an International Counsel in Dechert LLP advising on complex matters of international arbitration, particularly those related to Latin American jurisdictions. It focuses its practice on the representation of sovereign states. He was recognized as “extraordinarily intelligent” for his international practice in the 2014 edition of “The Legal 500 Latin America.”

Previously he served as Director of International Affairs and Arbitration of the Attorney General of the State of Ecuador. Dr. Galindo acted as legal consultant at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), part of the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. and coordinated the legal group in charge of the drafting of the Arbitration Law of Ecuador.

He also worked in the academic field, as a professor of international investment law and arbitration and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Professor of International Arbitration at the Law School of Georgetown University and as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law at American University, in Washington, D.C.

He has represented Ecuador in different international and regional forums, including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD; the Working Group on Dispute Settlement of the Union of South American Nations, UNASUR; and, the Arbitration Working Group of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law, UNCITRAL.

Dr. Galindo is an arbitrator of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague (PCA).