AVL’s specialized lawyers represent our clients in all phases of disputes, from assisted negotiation between parties and legal counsel in national and international mediation and arbitration proceedings to the enforcement of mediation decisions and arbitration awards.

We specialize in disputes whose settlement requires careful and strategic management. Our cases often involve a combination of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (such as mediation and arbitration) and actions in the ordinary courts.

Our services

Our services

International relations and trade inevitably cause disputes between the parties. We have extensive experience in international arbitration representing companies and States in commercial and investment disputes.
We have incorporated alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as negotiation and mediation into our practice so that our clients can settle conflicts in an amicable manner before resorting to arbitral or court proceedings.
We represent our clients in all types of contentious lawsuits concerning the acts of administrative authorities.
We represent our clients in all manner of civil disputes. We have ample experience in cases of contractual and extra-contractual civil liability, quantification of damages, and non-material damage.
We have wide-ranging expertise in constitutional lawsuits and actions, including extraordinary appeals for protection.
We counsel and represent our clients in civil and administrative areas concerning competition law and decisions issued by the regulatory authority.
We represent our clients in all labor disputes and implement litigation strategies that enable us to reduce labor contingencies for our clients.
Our broad experience in mining and litigation enables us to understand disputes and adequately counsel clients.

Success Stories

  • Took part in the defense of several oil and gas investment arbitrations lodged against the State of Ecuador under ICSID rules.
  • Took part in the defense of an Ecuadorian municipal government in two international arbitrations under ICC rules in Santiago de Chile concerning the construction of a railway project.
  • Provided counsel in a telecommunications sector dispute under the Ecuador-Bolivia investment treaty.
  • Counsel to a Latin American state on the constitutional and legal regime applicable to foreign investments in Ecuador.
  • Various international trade arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) involving the infrastructure, security, and aviation industries.
  • Combination of arbitration and constitutional actions to prevent environmental damage from mining development.
  • Counsel to a logistics company in an arbitration against a construction company for construction defects and gross negligence.
  • Dozens of local mediation and arbitration processes in the telecommunications, financial, mining, services, gas and oil, and construction industries under the rules of the Quito Chamber of Commerce, the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce, and the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce.
  • Counsel in dozens of non-material damage lawsuits in local courts.