Ariel López Jumbo is the founder and President of López & Associates Law Firm. Attorney of the Republic of Ecuador, graduated from Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. He is an expert on litigation, with a master´s in procedural law. He performed as vice president of the Interamerican Lawyer Federation, Ecuador Chapter. Professor at the Universidad Católica de Santiago of Guayaquil in 2007. He was general counsel in the Bank and Insurance Superintendence, 2007 and was an advisor in the Congress of Ecuador. He is member of the International Bar Association (IBA) including Oil and Gas Law Committee and Power Law Committee; Inter- Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) including Cross-Border Investment Committee, Energy and Natural Resources Committee; and Inter-American Bar Association (IABA-FIA). Additionally, he has been involved in three international publications: Getting the Deal Through Dispute Resolution 2014, Getting the Deal Through Oil Regulation 2014 and Law Reviews Oil and Gas 2014.