Mr Andrés Terán > Heka Law Firm > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile

Heka Law Firm
Edificio MOKAI
Paul Rivet N30-54
Piso 7
Ecuador

Work Department

• Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
• Financial and Stock Market
• Intellectual Property and Quality Regulation
• Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Position

Partner

Career

Andres has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate, technology, and media & telecommunications law, as well as regulated sectors and the main industries, including food, renewable and non-renewable energy, entertainment, finance, hotels and tourism, and insurance.

In the TMT area, Andres advises national and international clients on e-commerce, implementation of technological instruments and tools, the development, protection, and licensing of software, inventions, disruptive technologies (OTT’s), regulatory compliance, data protection, and implementation of IT security processes among others.

In the corporate area, Andres focuses his practice on shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial contracts and structures.

Languages

Spanish - English

Education

Andres graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de las Américas (Ecuador) and has a master’s in telecommunications, data protection, audiovisual and information society law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

Heka Law Firm’s growing practice continues to provide advice to a range of local and international clients, with corporate restructurings and M&A transactions featuring as key areas of work for the firm. To facilitate these efforts, in May 2022 the firm announced its collaboration with Spanish legal-software company ElixTech to create ‘Heka Tech’, a management tool for data protection, compliance, digital transformation and the general facilitation of efficiency in legal processes. Juan Andrés Gortaire heads up both the corporate and competition practices and frequently undertaking business structuring, M&A and due diligence, along with general corporate matters and the implementation of corporate governance models; he primarily acts for clients in the insurance, logistics and real estate sectors. He is flanked by fellow partners Andrés Terán, who brings the firm’s corporate offering to the TMT sector (such as his ongoing advisory to Fintech company Paymovil); and Ramiro Jácome whose corporate practice includes specialisations in corporate governance, company structuring, and risk management. Associate Ana Victoria Cedeño left for Robalino Law in April 2022.