Firm Profile > RP&C Abogados > Quito, Ecuador

RP&C Abogados
AV. AMAZONAS N35-17 Y JUAN PABLO SANZ
QUITO
Ecuador

Tax Tier 3

Part of the international Deloitte network, RP&C Abogados is well positioned to advise international clients from a variety of industries, including telecoms, manufacturing, consumer products and oil and gas, on tax matters. Practice heads Joseph Soto and Manuel Cartagena both have more than 20 years of experience. Juan Yupa is well versed in handling tax compliance assessments. Managers Sofía Oliva and Christian Baquerizo are also noted.

Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* professionals work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in more than 80 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities.

Since 2001, RP&C Abogados has been the premier legal and tax services firm in Ecuador. With offices in Quito and Guayaquil, it provides a variety of services to its clients throughout the country. Its highly-trained and qualified professionals, many with international experience, can respond to client needs in every economic sector. As a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, the firm forms part of the Deloitte Legal network that allows it to attend to any global, regional and local requirements. Its portfolio of over 100 clients includes the country’s major national and multinational companies. The success in providing pre-eminent legal and tax services to its clients can be attributed to the extensive experience of our people.

With 15 professionals in Ecuador, Deloitte Legal* offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Its professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions. And it offers even more: multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, consulting and financial advisory.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies – with its service lines commercial, corporate/M&A, employment and pensions, and tax controversy, labor and immigration, foreign investments, administrative law, litigation, we cover those fields of business law that are important for its clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our industry groups banking and securities, energy and resources, manufacturing, consumer business, TMT, and real estate enables us to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. And thereby help our clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

The firm understands legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that our clients face. Working together with Deloitte colleagues it can help clients in taking informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

Areas of practice: Commercial law solutions: companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. Its experience and expertise allow it to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalized, tailor-made services.

Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services.

Employment and pension solutions: Turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions and comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements.

Legal management consulting (LMC): It is a new approach and a new discipline, developed by lawyers in corporation with other relevant experts. With this collection of models, frameworks, and systems, Deloitte Legal* helps in-house lawyers run their departments more efficiently and meet the needs of their business more comprehensively.

* ‘Deloitte Legal’ means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

International groupings: Deloitte Legal* worldwide network

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial law Manuel Cartagena
Corporate/M&A Manuel Cartagena
Employment and pension Manuel Cartagena
Legal management consulting Manuel Cartagena
Litigation Manuel Cartagena
Labor and Immigration Manuel Cartagena
Photo Name Position Profile
 Manuel Cartagena  photo Manuel Cartagena Leading partner of RP&C´s General Practice Division, with expertise in corporate law,…
in this country : 15
worldwide : 2,200+
Number of legal professionals at this office : 15

RP&C Abogados is a member firm of the Deloitte Legal network which has over 2100 legal professionals in more than 84 countries.

RP&C Abogados – Deloitte Legal focuses on different industries such as: Telecommunications, media and technology, Manufacturing and consumer products and Oil and gas sectors.

We provide an eminent service to our clients according to their particular industry and our acquired experience.

Our experience and acquired know-how enables us to provide creative solutions to complex and unusual problems through a multidisciplinary team of specialist professionals which matches lawyers with finance personnel and accountants.

Department Name Email Telephone
Legal Manuel Cartagena mcartagena@deloitte.com 59323815114
Tax Joseph Soto jsoto@deloitte.com 59343700100
Spanish
English

 

Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* practitioners work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal*, present in over 80 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. As part of the global Deloitte professional services network, Deloitte Legal* helps clients in delivering multinational legal solutions that are consistent, technology-enabled, tailored, and sensitized.

 

RP&C Abogados, member firm of Deloitte Legal, established in year 2002, focuses on different industries, providing an eminent service to our clients according to their particular industry and our acquired experience. We offer a wide variety of legal services for entities which perform their operations in the telecommunications, media and technology, manufacturing, consumer products, oil and gas and mining sectors of the Ecuadorian economy.  Our experience and acquired know-how in Ecuador enables us to provide creative solutions to complex and unusual problems through a multidisciplinary team of specialist professionals.

 

 

Within Ecuador RP&C Abogados – Deloitte Legal Ecuador* offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Its professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions. It offers multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory.

 

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies—Deloitte Legal* covers the fields of business law that are important for our clients.

 

Deloitte Legal* understands legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that clients face. Working with other Deloitte colleagues, Deloitte Legal* can help clients to make informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

 

 

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

 

Main areas of practice

 

Deloitte Legal organizes its market offerings around three key areas:

 

Legal Management Consulting

Deloitte’s Legal Management Consulting (LMC) services were developed in collaboration with experts from across Deloitte practice areas such as mainstream management consultancy, risk advisory, tax management consulting, and, of course, legal. The services are configured to identify opportunities to help the General Counsel and the legal department as a whole achieve their desired state: Deloitte practitioners from numerous disciplines collaborate on a long-term roadmap to realize the client’s vision. They benchmark that roadmap with achievable goals, and work with the client from inception to completion.

 

Deloitte Legal’s LMC services includes assessing and developing legal operating models, evaluating and reconfiguring internal legal processes, developing frameworks for legal risk management, assisting with sourcing (balancing in-house resources with external third party providers), developing and deploying legal technology architecture, and facilitating tailored labs to develop solutions.

 

Legal Managed Services

Deloitte’s Legal Managed Services were developed to help legal departments keep up with the demands from their businesses for support on a range of legal issues. The legal professionals employ technology (such as dTrax – Deloitte’s award-winning contract management solution) and proven methodologies to act as an extension of a company’s in-house legal team, driving efficiencies through process improvement, and providing support and guidance to help enable their focus to shift to more strategic issues.

 

Support is offered for:

  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Legal document review & management
  • Any outsourced legal related service
  • Legal Entity Management
  • Legal project management
  • Legal staffing
  • Legal regulatory mapping

 

Legal Advisory

Deloitte Legal advisors assist multinational organizations with day-to-day activities as well as corporate life events across many jurisdictions. Deloitte Legal’s professionals leverage leading technologies to deliver efficient and transparent support for the everyday legal activities companies manage.

 

Deloitte Legal practitioners understand that global organizations are enormously complex organisms, and no one unit is sealed off from the rest. The multi-disciplinary, tech-enabled legal approach allows Deloitte Legal to address legal questions not just in the abstract isolated way but with a holistic understanding of what the client organization is trying to achieve.

 

With a client-centric approach, Deloitte Legal practitioners expand their knowledge about their clients, the industries they operate in, their regulatory and legislative environments around the world to bring more to the table and provide the best possible legal advice to clients.

Guidance, advice and support are offered in the areas of:

  • Corporate law
  • Digital law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment law and benefits
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Private clients legal services
  • Real estate
  • Commercial law
  • Public procurement legal advisory services
  • Immigration services
Department Name Email Telephone
Legal Manuel Cartagena mcartagena@deloitte.com 593-2 381-5114
Legal Joseph Soto jsoto@deloitte.com 593-2 381-5114
Number of legal professionals (Ecuador) : 10
Number of legal professionals (Worldwide) : 2,500+
Spanish
English

Our commitment to Diversity is of the utmost importance in the current climate given the unprecedented circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic. This is the fundamental reason behind our
drive to support to minorities in the work environment. We place special emphasis on women who, for cultural reasons in Latin America, are often encumbered with an increased workload in the home. Not only are they
housewives but they now frequently assume the role of teachers to their children. We have therefore provided greater flexibility in our search for a solution. We have implemented a home office option whereby the female
workforce is able to choose a schedule that enables them to complete their work as and when they wish and to which we, as leaders, adapt ourselves.

Similarly, now that resilience is of the essence, we have placed emphasis on our relationships with non-profit entities, which are now in greater need of community support. We have therefore decided to continue and improve our
professional support by providing advisory services to educational and cultural entities. We believe that the health crisis has provided us with the opportunity to look beyond our daily problems and the growing anxiety for results by focusing on culture and education. This has enabled us to realize that certain values do not necessarily go hand in hand with increased profits and equity.

In summary, at this time, we believe that solidarity is one of the virtues that will allow us to progress and that challenging problems – such as COVID-19 – should serve to enable us to value not only what we have achieved to date but to equip us to face a new and different future that must be more inclusive and less exclusive.

Manuel Cartagena, Lead Legal Partner

Deloitte Ecuador´s Lead Legal Leader Partner, Manuel Cartagena explains how the firm is adapting to clients’ changing needs towards COVID19 pandemic and post-pandemic

What do you see as the main points that differentiate RP&C Abogados – Deloitte Legal Ecuador from your competitors?

For RP&C Abogados, member firm of the Deloitte legal network, it is vital to provide valid tools for making decisions based on firsthand information. Our experience and acquired know-how enable us to provide creative solutions to complex and unusual problems through a multidisciplinary team of specialist professionals.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

In my opinion we will see growing practices in mining and labor advisory services, obviously digital law as reforms to laws undertaken recent months kick in due to COVID19 pandemic.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

We have assembled a talented team of professionals who possess the technical skills, experience and communication abilities required to ensure that the clients are provided with the best available service.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Technology has changed the way we interact with our clients. We now make strenuous efforts to ensure that information is shared safely. It has also allowed us to share articles of interest, target communications as well as disseminate publications such as Legal News and the Official Gazette to our clients.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

RP&C Abogados – Deloitte Legal Ecuador is different to traditional local law firms since we are a multidisciplinary practice. Our services are analyzed not only from a legal perspective but also from a business outlook. We have professional experts in business administration and accounting, and RPC & Abogados forms part of the Deloitte Legal network, so we can call upon the experience and methodology of the most prestigious and successful firm of the world.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

In a globalized world in which technology advances in leaps and bounds, clients need to have access to firms with international and reliable contacts, firms with their own network. This is what RP&C Abogados offers our clients as part of the global Deloitte Legal network. We also act as a consolidated practice for local companies, enabling clients to benefit from our local and international experience in which we can identify disadvantages, challenges and benefits from a global perspective.