Alejandro Ponce-Martínez, a senior partner at Quevedo & Ponce where he has worked since 1963, is a doctor of jurisprudence from the Catholic University of Ecuador (1970), and a master of comparative jurisprudence from New York University (1973). He has practised in all branches of the law, in most of the courts of Ecuador, and in two international tribunals, as well as in arbitration both domestically and internationally. He has presided over an average of 10 arbitration cases per year. He has been a law professor at the Catholic University of Ecuador, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, Universidad del Azuay and Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. He has written a wide range of legal articles and legal textbooks, and was chief legal adviser to the president of Ecuador (1985 to 1987) and associate judge of the Superior Court of Quito (1988 to 1992 and 2000 to 2004), and of the Administrative Tribunal (2011 to 2012). He is a member of the Ecuadorian Group of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, an ICSID arbitrator, and a WIPO arbitrator, as was a correspondent of UNCITRAL. Since August 2008, he has been the director of the section on juridical sciences of the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Benjamín Carrión. He is also part of the arbitration section of the International Bar Association. He has been appointed as a member of the Academy of Lawyers of the Quito Bar Association.