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.
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
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.