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The Ecuadorian legal market continues to evolve in line with the country's economic development. Large, full-service firms Pérez Bustamante & Ponce and Bustamante & Bustamante retain their market dominance and both firms represent major international clients. There are also a number of mid-sized firms, including Corral & Rosales and Paz Horowitz Robalino Garcés, Abogados, which are also very active and represent both international and domestic clients across a range of practice areas. These full-service firms often use a multi-disciplinary approach in order to provide a degree of flexibility, enabling them to respond to the ever-developing Ecuadorian legislation and business market. An example of this is the move many firms are now making towards developing an antitrust and competition practice capability since the enactment of new legislation in October 2011. The market also includes a number of prominent boutique firms; including IP specialists Bermeo & Bermeo Law Firm and tax firm RP&C Abogados. A majority of the market's full-service firms are based in the administrative and political capital, Quito, but Guayaquil, the country's main port and second city, is the base for a number of firms with particular strength in dispute resolution, such as Coronel & Pérez and Consulegis Abogados. Both have their principal offices in Guayaquil and secondary offices in Quito.