A Doctor and Lawyer of the Republic graduated at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (1999). University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K. Master in Commercial Law (LLM), 1999-2000. Ruprecht Karls Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, Master in Law (LLM) with emphasis in international purchase and sale of goods, international economic law and law of competence, 2000-2001. He was awarded a Hans Seidel scholarship. He was a part of the University of Heidelberg's team of the Eight Edition of the "Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Law Moot", which took place in Vienna in April, 2001, organized by Pace University and the University of Vienna. It was classified among the 10 top teams of a total of 96. Research work carried out at the Max Planck Institute on International Public Law for his Master's thesis, Heidelberg, 2001. Work experience in several national and international firms. Attorney Counselor of the Oil Contracts Unit of Petroecuador, 2002. Areas of expertise: societal law, public and private contracting, oil law, competence law, industrial property. He has carried out cases of due diligence and prepared and negotiated agreements on these matters. He has taken part in international mercantile and financial, multi-jurisdictional transactions, in which he has assessed private as well as international firms to implement collaterals in Ecuador as a member of the González-Peñaherrera & Associates' team since 1997. He has verbal and written domain of the English and German languages.