Javier Robalino Orellana is a partner at Ferrere in Ecuador and a member of the firm’s global executive committee (2015). He also co-chairs the arbitration practice and acts as managing partner for Ecuador.

He earned an LLM degree from Duke University School of Law (2006, cum laude) and obtained an SJD from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (1990–1995). In addition, he engaged in studies at the International Labour Organization (ILO); Program on Social Security Modernization in Turin, Italy (2004); and Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University (1998). He also has a diploma in political science from the University of California, San Diego (1995) and a diploma in comparative law from the University of Texas, Dallas (1994).

Robalino represents many multinationals in various local and international commercial and investment disputes. He has participated in many cases under CIADI, CNUDMI, CIAC, CCI, and CAM-Santiago rules, among others. Robalino also participates in international public law cases under WTO, Andean Community of Nations (CAN), and the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights rules, among others.

In the academic field, Robalino is a professor of administrative law at the INIDEM Business Law School of Central America (2011). He is also a professor of administrative and international law at the University of San Francisco Quito (USFQ) (1999) and is chair of its graduate programme (2003).