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Alberto Peña

Founding Partner

Alberto is a Founding Partner, Manager, and is in charge of the Dispute Resolution Unit at Expertise Abogados & Consultores. He has extensive experience in dispute management and resolution, both in alternative systems and in courts, and has been recognized and named by several international magazines as an expert in this branch of professional activity.

Academic training
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, PUCE – Quito, Faculty of Jurisprudence, degree obtained in 1995.
  • Diploma in International Arbitration at the School of International Arbitration organized by the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce from March to July 2010.
  • Training in “Dispute Boards”, seminars organized by the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito.
Professional experience
  • ExpertiseAdvisor Abogados Cía. Ltda., partner and General Manager from February 2012 to the present.
  • Legal Manager of ExxonMobil Ecuador S.A. (formerly called Mobil Oil Ecuador S.A.), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil: 1998 – 2002.
  • Assistglobal S.A., Ecuadorian firm established in 2000, Partner since February 2010.
  • Tobar & Bustamante, Ecuadorian firm, from 2002 to 2009.
  • Larreátegui & Fabara: Ecuadorian firm, from 1992 to 1998.
Academic experience
  • Chair of Commercial Law IV (Securities) at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 1997
  • Undergraduate Chair of Company Law at Universidad de las Américas UDLA, 2007 – 2010.
  • Chair of the National Arbitration Postgraduate module at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, 2011 – 2012.
Memberships / Associations
  • Member of the Legal Commission of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito.
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Arbitration
  • Director of the Ecuadorian Fencing Federation
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Procedural Law
Representative
  • Arbitrator of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito, since July 2008.
  • Legal Commission of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito, from 2015 to the present date.
  • Arbitrator of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chambers of Production of Azuay, since 2017.
  • Arbitrator of the International Center for Arbitration and Mediation – CIAM, since 2017.
  • Member of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) in Ecuador, since 2019.
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Arbitration, since 2009.
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Procedural Law, since 2020.
  • Chambers & Partners, ranked lawyer in Latin America in Dispute Resolution, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.
  • Leaders League, Recommended Attorney 2022, 2021, 2020.
  • Member of Latin American International Arbitration – LIA (2020).
  • Dispute Board Foundation, 2018 until 2019.
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish