Lorena

Barrazueta

Expert in Arbitration with extensive experience in various areas of law, Lorena stands out as a renowned attorney. She has worked as a mediator and secretary of arbitration tribunals, facilitating agreements in commercial disputes and participating in complex cases related to construction and contractual relationships. Her experience and commitment to excellence in conflict resolution make her a strong choice for clients seeking expert legal advice.
Lorena Barrazueta is a prominent attorney with a comprehensive background and experience in various areas of law. Graduating with honors summa cum laude from the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, she furthered her education with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge, supported by prestigious scholarships such as the Chevening scholarship from the British Government and a scholarship from the Cambridge-Commonwealth European and International Trust. During her time at Cambridge, she specialized in International Commercial Litigation, International Investment Law, and International Commercial Law.

In addition to her master's degree, Lorena holds a Master's degree in Constitutional Law from the Andean University Simón Bolívar and Diplomas in Arbitration and Law and Information Technologies.

Experience

Career

Throughout her career, Lorena has held significant roles as a mediator and secretary of arbitration tribunals at the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce. Here, she has facilitated agreements in commercial disputes and participated in complex cases, including those involving multinational companies. She is also a member of LigaPro's dispute resolution list.
She has served as an advisor in the public sector, making notable contributions to the Constitutional Court and the Specialized Administrative Litigation Chamber of the National Court of Justice.
As an educator, she has shared her knowledge in the Master's program in Constitutional Law at the State University of Santa Elena and in undergraduate programs at the University of the Pacific. Additionally, she has contributed to the academic field through the publication of various interdisciplinary articles exploring topics related to Constitutional Law and Arbitration. Her solid education and experience distinguish her as a highly qualified professional in her field.

Credentials

Memberships

Member of the Conference and Seminar Committee of the Cambridge Arbitration Society CUArb (2022-2023).
Member of the Executive Committee of Ecuadorian Very Young Arbitration Practitioners ECUVYAP since 2020.
Member of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute since 2020.
Member of Women Constitutionalists of Ecuador in 2020.
Coach of the Arbitration team of the Central University of Ecuador from 2020 to 2022.

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Academic Career

Public University of Santa Elena, Ecuador; Graduate Professor of Constitutional System (2022).
Pacific University, Quito, Ecuador; Undergraduate Professor in Political Science and Theory of the State, Introduction to Law, History of Law, and Roman Law (2021-2022).
Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador; Teaching Assistant in the Law program (2015-2019).

Career

Education

University of Cambridge; Master of Laws with a concentration in International Law (2023).
Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar; Master's Degree in Constitutional Law (2022).
Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo and Universidade da Coruña; International Diploma in Law and Information Technologies (2022).
Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar; Advanced Specialization in Constitutional Law (2021).
Universidad Austral de Buenos Aires; Diploma in Arbitration (2020).
Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil; Attorney at Law (2018).

Languages

Spanish
English

Publications

"A review of the arbitration system based on the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court in the last three years." Author. Published by the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute in the Ecuadorian Arbitration Journal No. 13, 2022.
"Procedural reforms originating from the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court." Research Associate. Research project at Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (Expected date of publication: April 2023). Language: ES.
"Contributions and challenges of the Constitutional Court in case management: reflections from an interview with constitutional judge Teresa Nuques." Author. Published by the Ecuadorian Institute of Procedural Law in the book Actio Legis, 1st Edition, 2022.
"Young ITA Newsletter: Ecuador Update." Co-authored with Michelle Vasco. Published by the Young Group of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration in the Newsletter, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1, January 2022.
"Arbitration 2021 Year in Review." Co-author of the "Latin American Perspective" section. A collaboration between VYAPs & Jus Mundi. Published by Jus Mundi Blog – International Law and Arbitration, 2021. URL: [Link]. Language: EN.
"The exhaustion of the action for annulment of awards before the extraordinary action for protection: Problems derived from the last change of precedent by the Constitutional Court." Author. Published by the Ecuadorian Institute of Arbitration, 2021. URL: [Link]. Language: ES.
"Multiple rights violations in arbitration: is it possible to undertake a simultaneous action for annulment and an extraordinary action for protection?" Author. Published by the Association of Students of the Faculty of Jurisprudence of Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, 2021. URL: [Link]. Language: ES.
"International decisions on arbitration: Ecuador Chapter." Co-authored with Juan Sebastián Baquero. Published by Latin American International Arbitration, 2020. URL: [Link]. Language: ES.
"The admissibility of the extraordinary action for protection against arbitration decisions." Co-authored with Juan Sebastián Baquero. Published by the Ecuadorian Institute of Arbitration in the Ecuadorian Arbitration Journal, 11th Issue, 2020. URL: [Link]. Language: ES.
"The appealability of the judgment that resolves the action for annulment of the award." Author. Published by Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. In the collective work: Notes on Ecuadorian Law, Volume II, 2017. Language: ES.

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