is a senior associate at FERRERE Ecuador, where his practice focuses on international arbitration. David is a corporate-oriented arbitration practitioner with experience in high profile international disputes under ICSID, ICC, and UNCITRAL Rules. Before joining FERRERE, David worked at the leading international law firm Three Crowns LLP, where he actively participated in one of the largest ICC cases in history between a US Oil major and the Venezuelan National Oil Company, PDVSA. David also assisted in parallel proceedings before an ICSID tribunal against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In addition, David advised (and continues to advise) a consortium of oil companies in a dispute with a Latin-American state. Finally, David was part of the teams dealing with disputes under Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) protecting investments in the territories of the Republic of Panama, the Kingdom of Spain, and Romania. Currently, David represents a major US company in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings regarding contracts for the construction of a strategic infrastructure project in the territory of Ecuador. David’s practice also includes advising foreign investors on planning the structure of their investments in order to ensure treaty protection.