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Xavier Andrade Cadena

Xavier Andrade Cadena

An attorney specializing in arbitration, competition law, and foreign investment particularly in the mining industry.

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Advising a Latin American government on various investment arbitrations brought before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in the oil & gas and telecommunications industries.
Advising a Latin American government on Ecuador's investment protection regime for the negotiation of an integration treaty.
Advising an Ecuadorian municipality on construction and mobility for international commercial arbitration proceedings under the ICC rules.
Advising a leading telecommunications company on dozens of business arbitrations and disputes.
Advising two of the world's leading copper producers upon entering Ecuador and during their daily operations.
Advising dozens of mining companies on project acquisition procedures (M&A) and negotiating joint venture, ear-in, farm-in, streaming, and financing contracts.
Advising a telecommunications company on financing its network expansion for US$ 120 million.
“He has a profound knowledge of academic issues, as well as practical execution. He's highly dedicated, a good negotiator and understands both commercial and legal implications like any top US M&A lawyer.”

Chambers & Partners
“Sophisticated, knowledgeable and effective.”

Chambers & Partners
“Widely respected for his international arbitration expertise.”

Chambers & Partners
Master of Arts (MA) in Economics for Competition Law, King’s College London, UK (2014)
Master of Laws (LLM), McGill University, Canada (2002)
Attorney and Doctor of Jurisprudence, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) (2001)
Professor of Economic Analysis of Law, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) (2017-present)
Professor of International Commercial Arbitration (USFQ) (2010-present)
Professor of Competition Law, (USFQ) (2016)
Professor of International Business Transactions (M&A), (USFQ) (2010-2014)
President, Instituto Ecuatoriano de Arbitraje (2018-present)
Member, ICC Task Force on Corruption in International Arbitration (2020-present)
Director, Cámara de Minería del Ecuador (2015-2019)
American Bar Association Co-director for Ecuador (2013-2016)