Alvaro H. Galindo


International Counsel, Dechert LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador; LL.M., Georgetown

Professor Alvaro Galindo advises on complex international arbitration matters, particularly those involving Latin American jurisdictions. Professor Galindo’s practice focuses on the representation of sovereign states....

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Professor Alvaro Galindo advises on complex international arbitration matters, particularly those involving Latin American jurisdictions. Professor Galindo’s practice focuses on the representation of sovereign states. Prior to joining Dechert LLP in Washington D.C., he served as Director of the International Affairs and Arbitration Unit for the Republic of Ecuador’s Attorney General Office. He acted as a legal consultant for the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C. and the Latin American Development Corporation, where he coordinated the legal committee in charge of drafting the Arbitration Law of Ecuador. Professor Galindo has significant teaching experience in the areas of international trade, investment, and arbitration law, having previously served as Director of Graduate Programs and Vice Dean of the University San Francisco de Quito Law School. He has represented the Republic of Ecuador in different international and regional forums, among others, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD; the Union of South American Nations Working Group on Dispute Settlement, UNASUR, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group on Arbitration, UNCITRAL. He is a member of the Drafting Committee for the Revision of the Optional Rules for Arbitration of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague (the PCA). He has written and delivered numerous presentations in Latin America, Europe and Asia on Investor-State Dispute Settlement.


Professor Galindo is admitted in Ecuador, only not engaged in the practice of law in the District of Columbia