Javier Cardoso is a Partner at Apolo Abogados and has a legal practice focused on productive sectors such as maritime, port, fishing, energy, mining and gas.
In the field of energy, mines and gas, he focuses on regulatory law and contractual structuring of projects and Merge & Acquisitions.
As a specialist in maritime and port law, he attends claims acting on behalf shipowners and P&I Clubs in collision, salvage and removal of shipwrecks.
Javier is a professor of Contract Law at the Catholic University of Guayaquil, author of the Fisheries Law Project of Ecuador and Consultant to the United Nations (UN) against Drugs and Crime to draft its Regulations.
He was Vice-minister of Fisheries of Ecuador, member of the Board of Directors of the Guayaquil Bar Association and Executive Secretary General of the Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law, (IIDM). He is a permanent member of the Ecuadorian MLA (ASEDMAR), IIDM and founder of the Ecuadorian Fisheries Law Association (ADEPESCA).