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Rodríguez | Rodríguez

Ecuador > Banking and finance

A spin off from Coronel & Pérez in August 2021, boutique firm Rodríguez | Rodríguez was established by former legal Under Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Boanerges Rodríguez Freire; he has ample experience of the financial sector and securities market, advising multilateral organizations, investment entities and private banks on the structuring of public and private financings.

The firm: RODRÍGUEZ | RODRÍGUEZ is a law firm with a clear international projection in which tradition, experience, excellence, and innovation converge. The firm is formed by a team of experts in various areas of law who, acting with skill, responsibility, conviction, and solid ethical principles, analyze the needs of their clients and develop creative solutions that combine law and innovation. The relentless pursuit of excellence is the path that guides the actions of all members of the firm.

The services we provide to our clients correspond to the highest standards of the local and international market.  The comprehensive training of members of the firm allows us to have a global vision of the law and its appropriate application to the business world.  We advise our clients in their business and litigation with the highest level of excellence, conviction, and responsibility, in accordance with the best international practices.

Practice areas
Banking and finance: Our firm has advised and represented public and private, domestic, and foreign financial institutions in structuring financing for infrastructure projects, acquisition of productive assets, and foreign trade operations, among others. We prepare the loan documents and design solid and efficient guarantee schemes to make the recovery process viable. Our area director, Dr Boanerges Rodríguez Freire, has extensive experience in the financial sector and has advised multilateral organizations in the structuring of public debt operations.

Corporate and insurance: Our firm provides comprehensive legal advice to local and international business groups, from the beginning of the operation and during the development of the business. Mr Boanerges Rodríguez Velásquez, area director, has experience in advising multinational companies and local business groups in the design of corporate structures and corporate governance. Our advice in the corporate area includes the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts, drafting shareholders agreements, administration of corporate books, advice in administrative procedures before the controlling body of the corporate sector and regulatory agencies. We also advise entities that operate in the stock market and companies of the national private insurance system, in the corporate and regulatory aspects, as well as in the relationship with the oversight and control body.

Litigation: We have extensive experience in advising and representing the interests of our clients in complex litigation at the national level, in all judicial instances. Our area director, Mr Juan Pablo Alava Loor, has successfully litigated in civil, commercial, contentious-administrative and tax litigation, among others. We advise our clients to prevent conflicts and, in case they are taken to court, we design the appropriate strategy and defend our clients, with notable success, before judges, tribunals and local courts.

Mergers and acquisitions: We have advised foreign groups in complex acquisitions involving multiple jurisdictions, including Ecuador. Our advice has included due diligence processes, design of the most appropriate legal structure for the acquisition, analysis of the tax impact of the transaction, drafting the agreements and closing of the transaction. We have experience in handling these types of processes and interacting with foreign firms. We have also represented local clients in the sale of their businesses to foreign business groups and in complex mergers, advising them on corporate, tax, labor, and competition matters.

Arbitration: We sponsor our clients in mediation processes and local arbitrations. We also have experience in international arbitrations, investment arbitrations and arbitrations with local public institutions arising from administrative contracts. Our team has an outstanding reputation as specialists in alternative dispute resolution methods, and in the design and implementation of ingenious and effective strategies in cases submitted to arbitration.

Regulatory: Our client portfolio includes regulated businesses, subject to strict control by various governmental entities. We specialize in effectively managing the corresponding authorizations and permits that our corporate clients require to develop their businesses and in advising them on regulatory, corporate, tax and labor issues.

Estate and tax planning/: We have represented important local clients and families in the design of estate protection structures and complementary corporate schemes aimed at guaranteeing the development and continuity of businesses, from generation to generation. For this purpose, we design legal schemes that are friendly with our jurisdiction, simple and effective. We advise our clients on tax matters and specialize in providing innovative solutions to ensure tax efficiency.

Partner Boanerges Rodríguez
Partner Boanerges Rodríguez Velá
Partner Juan Pablo Álava
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