Senior associate

David Toscano

David Toscano has experience in high-profile international disputes and focuses on International Arbitration and Antritrust Law.

David Toscano is a senior associate at FERRERE Ecuador, where he develops the international arbitration practice. David is an arbitration practitioner with experience in high profile international disputes under ICSID, ICC, and UNCITRAL Rules. Currently, David acts as counsel representing major foreign companies in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings in both commercial and investment disputes.

Before joining FERRERE he worked at Three Crowns LLP in Washington D.C., 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 Republic of Venezuela and 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.

David Toscano is currently serving as Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, teaching Oral Advocacy and Contracts. David regularly acts as speaker in important arbitration conferences and is part of the Young Arbitration Practitioners Committee of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute. He is also a member of the ICC Young Arbitration Forum (ICC YAF) and the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG). David holds a Masters in Corporate Law from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and a Masters in European Union Competition Law from King’s College London (United Kingdom). He was admitted to the Ecuadorian Bar in 2012.


  • Ecuadorean Bar Association
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG).
  • Young Arbitrariors Forum (ICC-YAF)
  • Attorney, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, 2012.
  • Masters in EU Competition Law, Kings College London, 2015
  • Masters in Corporate Law (MCL), University of Cambridge, 2016

"A very knowledgeable and proactive lawyer. He is very collaborative, which we like when we work alongside each other."

Chambers Latin America / Dispute Resolution / 2020


Chambers Global / Dispute Resolution / 2020


Legal 500 / Competition and Antitrust; Dispute Resolution

Toscano is "an intelligent and very experienced lawyer who offers clear and practical advice, as well as great negotiation skills". Another source highlights his "important presence in international arbitration proceedings."

Associate to watch / Chambers LATAM 2021 / Dispute Resolution

Future Leaders

WWL y GAR / Dispute Resolution

Chambers Global once again recognizes FERRERE

Chambers Global, the Chambers & Partners guide that brings together information on the international law market, once again recognized FERRERE in the four jurisdictions in which it has a presence.


David Toscano spoke at 10th National Arbitration Conference

FERRERE senior associate David Toscano participated as panelist at the 10th National Arbitration Conference, organized on November 8 by the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute, the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Law School of Universidad de las Américas.

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