Javier Ferrero

Principal Associate
  • Biography


    Attorney with experience on public international law and dispute resolution in the fields of international investment and commercial arbitration. Also, with experience in national arbitrations representing clients of different industries. Javier worked as an international associate in the arbitration practice of White & Case LLP, in Washington, D.C. (2007-2009) where he was involved in ICSID arbitration proceedings and international commercial arbitration matters.

  • Experience


    Among the most relevant matters, Javier has been involved are the following:

    • He was part of the team of attorneys that represented the Republic of Peru together with White & Case LLP in the civil complaint filed by the Republic of Peru before the Unites States District Court of the District of Connecticut against Yale University for the recovery of the archaeological artifacts of Machu Picchu.
    • He was part of the team of attorneys that together with White & Case LLP represented the Republic of Peru in the following international investment arbitrations, which resulted in complete victories for the Republic of Peru:
    • Convial Callao S.A. y CCI - Compañia de Concesiones de Infraestructura S.A. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/2), regarding a concession for a highway construction project in the Via Expresa del Callao.
    • Caraveli Cotaruse Transmisora de Energia S.A.C. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/9), regarding an electricity transmission concession and the alleged effects of the 2008 global financial crisis.
    • Isolux Corsan Concesiones S.A. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/5), regarding the public bid for an electricity concession, which was settled between the parties through an Integral Settlement Agreement.
    • Renco Group Inc v. Republic of Peru, UNCITRAL arbitration under the Investment Chapter of the Peru – U.S. Free Trade Agreement, regarding the operations of the Oroya Metallurgical Complex by Doe Run Peru.
    • Also, Javier was part of the team of attorneys that together with White & Case LLP represented the Republic of Peru in the following international investment arbitrations:
    • DP World Callao S.R.L., P&O Dover (Holdings) Limited and The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/21), regarding a concession for the North Pier of the Callao Port.
  • Publications


    • "Conditions for the state´s consent to arbitrate under international investment agreements", IBA Newsletter, May 2019.
    • "International investment arbitration under the Peru – United States Free Trade Agreement", Advocatus Law Magazine, No. 28, 2014.
    • "The Pacific Alliance and Foreign Investment, El Peruano, October 2014.
    • "Venezuela versus the ICSID Convention", Semana Economica, April 2012.
    • "Ethical Matters in International Arbitral Tribunals" (co-author), article for the book in honor of distinguished Peruvian attorney Manuel De La Puente y Lavalle, January 2012.
    • "New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules", Newspaper El Comercio, August 2010.
    • "Finally Paperwork is Over and Simplicity is Here with the Long Awaited Apostille Convention", Newspaper El Comercio, Editorial Section, May 2010.
    • Intellectual Property Protection Through International Investment Agreements: Challenges of a Different Horizon of Investment Protection", World Arbitration & Mediation Review, Vol 3, Nos. 4-5, 2009.
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information


    • Principal Associate at Estudio Echecopar since 2013.
    • Senior Associate at Estudio Echecopar (2009 - 2012).
    • Foreign Associate at White & Case LLP (2007-2009).