Diego Rafael Barrera Andrade

Diego Rafael Barrera Andrade


  • LLM, International Sports Law, St. Johns University, Nueva York, United States
  • JD, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Certificate, French, Universitè de Bourgogne, Dijon, France.


  • Founding Partner, GESTBOL, Sports Agency
  • Founder, BACLAW’s Sports Law Department
  • Dean’s List, St. John’s University, Nueva York
  • Deans Award for Excellence in International and Comparative Sports Law, St. John’s University, Nueva York


  • Economic and Federative rights in Ecuador’s soccer. Sport Law, Revista Actualidad Jurídica No. 64, Marzo-Abril 2015 (Original in Spanish: Derechos Económicos y Federativos del Futbolista Ecuatoriano)


  • Judiciary Branch Forum (Equivalent to Ecuadorian BAR Association
  • Latinamerica Sports Law Association (ALADDE)
  • Sports Lawyers Association (SLA)
  • International Sports Lawyer Association (ISLA)


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Head of BACLAW’ Sports Law department, has a broad-based of corporate and labor practice with particular emphasis on the representation of professional and nonprofessional sports leagues, sports clubs, athletes, teams and owners; media and marketing companies; and private equity firms and financial institutions that provide capital to the sports industry.

Considered a leading sport law practitioner in Ecuador. Obtained his professional experience at Ruiz Huerta & Crespo Abogados in Spain and at Restrepo Law in Miami.

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