Francisco Jijón

Partner, Washington, DC

Biography

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 arbitration in Latin America and advising clients in resolving complex dispute in the Andean region.

For more than a decade, Francisco has advised clients in relation to the negotiation, litigation and resolution of complex disputes involving various sectors, including mining, infrastructure, energy, cultural heritage, insurance, sovereign debt, environment, construction, among others. He has experience in cases 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 international and legal arbitration forums as well as litigations in U.S. courts.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Virginia State Bar
Education
JD
Harvard Law School
BA
Yale University
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

His representative experience includes advice in connection with the following cases:

Success in the first international arbitration under the US-Peru FTA in a dispute relating to mining sector in Peru.

Success in ICSID arbitration under the Argentina-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to toll road concession in Peru.

Success in ICSID arbitration under a concession contract relating to an investment in the energy sector of Peru.

Success in U.S. litigation to recover priceless Machu Picchu artefacts taken by Yale University from Peru. 
Success in multiple proceedings involving Peruvian sovereign debt and payment of historical bonds issued by Peru.

Success in ICSID arbitration under the Spain-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to prison concession in Peru.
Successful resolution of ICSID arbitration under the UK-Peru BIT in a dispute relating to a port concession in Peru.

Successful resolution of first ICSID case by a Latin American State against an investor in energy sector in Peru.

Successful result in Peruvian natural gas project dispute.

Ongoing representation of investors in connection with a dispute relating to investment in infrastructure in Peru.

Ongoing representation of a mining company in connection with an investment in the Andes.

Ongoing representation of a mining company in connection with an investment in Central America.

Ongoing representation of investor in arbitration relating to the largest civil works project in Latin America.

Representation and ongoing advice in connection of investors related to major infrastructure investment in the Andes.

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 on oral advocacy skills.

Awards and Recognition

"Future Leader: Arbitration"
Who's Who Legal 
(2020-2021)

"Next Generation"
Legal500: Latin America
(2019-2021)