Cristina Viteri Torres

Cristina Viteri Torres

Of Counsel
  • Email: cviteri@robalinolaw.com
  • Resumen: Cristina provides legal consulting as part of the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation areas.
  • Idiomas: Spanish, English and French


Cristina was a partner in charge of the litigation area at Heka Abogados, and she previously worked as the legal manager of the Quito Metro Public Metropolitan Company.

She also worked as an advisor to the State Attorney General, leading high-profile State processes at the local headquarters, and led various arbitration, annulment and enforcement matters in several jurisdictions.

Cristina was an associate at Winston & Strawn in the firm’s London and Washington DC offices, and a member of the team in charge of the arbitration process initiated by Chevron against Ecuador.

She has also worked as an external consultant of the International Labor Organization ILO, in Geneva. Cristina was in charge of the comparative analysis of the labor legislation applicable to social security for the Committee of Experts.

Activities & Memberships

  • Arbitration and Public Procurement: The Beginning of a New Era? ICC Ecuador, Panel 1: Compulsory nature of arbitration in public procurement. Moderator, April 7, 2022.
  • “Impossible Arbitration?”, within the framework of the 3rd ICC Ecuador ADR Week, ICC YAF, Space Arbitration, “Conflicts Related to Activities in Space that can be Resolved in Arbitration”, Panelist, September 15, 2021.
  • Regulation to the Arbitration and Mediation Law: Opportunities and Challenges, ECUVYAP, Panelist, August 24, 2021.
  • Secretary of the Task Force formed by the Arbitration Commission of the ICC (Ecuador Chapter) to carry out the project to reform the Arbitration & Mediation Law.
  • Conference “Up-to-Date Arbitration: Bill Proposal, Trends and Challenges”, ICC Ecuador, CCQ and CCG, Speaker in charge of the conclusions and closing the event, November 20, 2019.
  • ICC-YAF “From Freud to Redfern Philosophy and Practice of International-Arbitration”, Quito, Moderator, April 1, 2016.
  • Investment Arbitration for Government Officials Executive Training Program, Columbia University, August 1-5, 2016.
  • International Academy for Arbitration Law, Advanced Summer Three-week Courses, Paris, France, 2011. (FIAA) Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, Questioning of Fact Witnesses in International Arbitration, 2009.


  • Latin American Investment Protections, Comparative Perspectives on Laws, Treaties, and Disputes for Investors, States and Counsel, Chapter 8. Ecuador, Alvaro Galindo (with the assistance of Cristina Viteri); Edited by Jonathan C. Hamilton, Omar E. Garcia-Bolivar and Hernando Otero; Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden-Boston, 2012.
  • Oxford University Press Report, Investment Claims: Case ID: IIC 344(2008), Case ID: IIC 335(2008), Case ID: IIC 386(2009), Case ID: IIC 307 (2007), Case ID: IIC 325(2008).
  • Transnational Dispute Management (“TDM”), ICSID Case No. ARB/10/EDF., ICSID Case No. ARB/03/23 (11 June 2012), ICSID Case No. ARB/03/23 (11 June 2012), ICSID Case No. ARB/09/17 (14 March 2011).
  • Queen Mary University of London, International Arbitration Case Law: The Rompetrol Group N.V. v. Romania, Award, May 6, 2013; Merril & Ring Forestry L.P. v. The Government of Canada, Award, 31 March 2010; Bernhard Von Pezold and others v. Republic of Zimbabwe – and Border Timbers Limited, ICSID Cases No. ARB/10/15 y ARB/10/25.


  • Bar Association of Ecuador.
  • Member of the LCIA Arbitration and ADR worldwide.