Javier de Belaunde López de Romaña



  • Program on Legal Education, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. 1971-1972.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, master’s degree, 2006.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, lawyer, 1973.


  • Hernández & Cía. (2023 to date).
  • Echecopar Law Firm (2006-2023).
  • Javier de Belaunde Abogados Law Firm (1977-2006).
  • Member of the committee of experts appointed by the Supreme Court to prepare a preliminary draft of the chapter on Judicial Power of the Constitution (1992).
  • Member of the Study Commission of Bases for the Constitutional Reform appointed by the Ministry of Justice (2001).
  • Ad-hoc Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2002-2003 and 2005-2006).
  • Consultant lawyer of the Board of Directors of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru-BCRP (2003-2004 and 2005-2006).
  • Arbitrator in multiple institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations (since 1996).
  • Member of the Arbitral Tribunal in the Luchetti case (2003).
  • Member appointed by civil society to the Special Commission for the Integral Reform of the Administration of Justice-CERIAJUS (2003-2004).
  • Member appointed by the Ombudsman’s Office to the Working Group Initiative for Justice-IJU (2005).
  • Member of the Faculty Council and president of the Curriculum Commission of the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2005-2008).
  • Member of the Pro Bono Declaration Drafting Committee for the American Continent of the Cyrus Vance Center of the New York Bar Association (2006-2007).
  • Member of the University Assembly of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú representing senior professors (2011-2022).
  • Vice President of the Peruvian Academy of Law (2020-2023).


  • Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Law School for over 50 years. Declared professor emeritus (2023).


  • Included annually by the most prestigious international publications (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, and Leaders League) as one of Peru’s most outstanding dispute resolution lawyers.


  • Lima Bar Association.
  • Full member of the Peruvian Academy of Law (2008 to date).
  • Arbitrator of the International Arbitration Center of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).
  • Arbitrator of the Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce.
  • Arbitrator of the Center for Conflict Analysis and Resolution of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • Advisory Committee of the law journals Ius Et Veritas, Themis, Aequitas, Folio Real, and Scribas.
  • “Seasoned practitioner Javier de Belaunde continues to receive strong endorsement from interviewees for his longstanding presence in Peru’s dispute resolution arena”

    Chambers 2023

  • “Javier De Belaunde is the name to note for civil, commercial, administrative litigation.”

    The Legal 500 (2023)

  • “He will always be a reference in this field.”

    Client – Chambers 2023