Francisco Jijón | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Francisco Jijon
Francisco Jijon

Francisco Jijón

Partner, Washington, DC

T +1 202 729 2411

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Overview

Francisco X. Jijón is a partner in the Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Groups with the global law firm of White & Case. Mr. Jijón specializes in international dispute resolution and transnational disputes involving sovereign states and Latin America.

His experience includes investment arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as in commercial arbitration and litigation in various forums and arbitrations before U.S. courts. These cases have spanned various substantive areas, including infrastructure, energy, cultural heritage, sovereign debt, environment, construction, among others.

Bars and Courts

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar

Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, Yale University

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Representation and ongoing advice in connection of investors and project company related to the Quito airport, including in the successful dispute resolution and renegotiation resulting from changes by Ecuador to the legal framework

Success for investor resolving dispute arising from its acquisition of competitive stake in the regulated Ecuadorian beer market

Ongoing representation of investor in various proceedings against Ecuadorian Public Company in Panama and BVI relating to port concession in Ecuador

Success for investor in resolving dispute arising from multiple concessions in hydroelectric sector in Ecuador

Successful negotiation and ongoing representation of investors in construction dispute relating to the Panama Canal expansion

Success for the Republic of Peru in the first ICSID case by a Latin American State against an investor in energy sector

Success for the Republic of Peru in the first arbitration under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement in a dispute

Success for the Republic of Peru in arbitration under the Argentina-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to toll road concession

Success for the Republic of Peru in arbitration under a concession in a dispute relating to the global financial crisis

Success for the Republic of Peru in arbitration under the Spain-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to the energy sector

Success for the Republic of Peru in U.S. litigation to recover priceless Machu Picchu artefacts taken by Yale University

Success for the Republic of Peru in U.S. litigation and appeals process relating to XIX century bonds

Ongoing representation of the Republic of Peru in arbitration under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement in a dispute relating to historic Agrarian Reform Bonds

Ongoing representation of the Republic of Peru arbitration under a contract and the UK-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to ports and sovereign wealth funds

Ongoing representation of the Republic of Peru in arbitration under the Spain-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to prison privatization

Successful result in Peruvian natural gas project dispute

Ongoing advice of investors involved in international commercial arbitrations against entities of an Andean State

Successful result in Dominican Republic infrastructure dispute

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Jijón is a lecturer on various issues relating to Latin American Investment protections and arbitration. He is a regular speaker in conferences and Universities in Latin America and the United States, including training programs intended to teach judges and attorneys in Ecuador and elsewhere in Latin America oral advocacy theory and skills. Students and observers have described him as a "dynamic" and "engaging" speaker, and he has lectured judicial on oral advocacy skills.