Xavier Andrade is a partner at Andrade Veloz. He specializes in Arbitration, International Transactions, and Competition (Antitrust) law. He worked with the International Transactions Department of Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C., and also with the Arbitration Department of the Dechert firm in Paris. Currently, Xavier is a professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito; he is co-director of the American Bar Association for Ecuador, and Ecuadorian representative for the Young Lawyer Committee of the International Bar Association. Xavier is also member of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Mining Chamber.
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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics for Competition Law, King’s College London, UK (2014).
Master of Laws (LL.M.), McGill University, Canada (2002).
LL.B. and J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (2001).
Professor of Competition Law, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (2016-current).
Professor of International Commercial Transactions (M&A), Universidad San Francisco de Quito (2010-current).
Professor of International Commercial Arbitration, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (2010-2013),
Professor of International Arbitration, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (2011-2014)
Professor of International Commercial Arbitration, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (2003-2009).
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Contractual Expansion of Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards: An International View - 2002