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AVENUES PATRIA AND AMAZONAS, COFIEC BUILDING, 4TH, 5TH, 10TH, 11TH AND 16TH FLOORS, QUITO, ECUADOR
Tel:
Work +593 2 2562 680
Fax:
Fax +593 22 559 092
Email:
Web:
www.bustamanteybustamante.com.ec
Bustamante & Bustamante, Dr José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa, Quito, ECUADOR

Dr José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa

Tel:
Work +593 22 564 068
Email:
Web:
www.bustamanteybustamante.com.ec
Bustamante & Bustamante

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, General Practice, Representation, Intellectual Property

Position

Managing Partner, Senior Partner. M&A expert. Represented ARCA-EBC Bottling Company in the purchase of a bottling company and also provided legal advice in the sale of Panamericana, an insurance company. Acted as negotiator for the purchase of EDESA, JURIS, and other companies. Also an expert in intellectual property and corporate law, banking and insurance, oil & mining, and business in general. Broad experience as director and chairman of committees and boards of directors of companies formed by groups of local and foreign shareholders. Outstanding role as president of the American School Foundation of Quito and of the Quito Tennis Club of Ecuador. Also engages in pro bono work, helping low-income individuals from the farming sector. Free legal assistance to several foreign NGOs, supporting them in creating their related companies. Provides pro bono work to the Italian Embassy in Ecuador.

Career

Private practice as Licentiate (Quito), 1974-1978. Internship with Chadbourne Parke, Whiteside and Wolff, New York, 1980; internship with Bomchil, Castro, Goodrich, Claro, Lavalle et Associes, Paris, 1980; Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, 1983; IDLI, International Developmental Law Institute (Transfer of Technology), Rome, 1988. Attended: INTA Panel of Neutrals; Inter-American Bar Association, 1981; International Bar Association Conference, Business Law Section, 1979, 1986, 1988. Mediator, INTA.

Languages

Spanish, English

Member

Ecuadorian Bar; Inter-American Bar Association; Multilaw (Chairman, 1996-1997); American Society of International Law; International Bar Association Ecuador (Representative); United States Trademark Association; AIPPI, International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property; ASIPI, Inter-American Association of Industrial Property; ECTA; LES. Since the beginning of Multi-Law in London, participated together with the network’s progenitor in the decision to create the network. The first meeting was held in Toledo, Spain. Elected as president of the network and encouraged the affiliation of Latin American law firms. His exceptional support is reflected in the excellent position achieved by Multi-Law within the scope of legal services.

Education

American School of Quito (1971); Miami University Law School (1973); Catholic University of Ecuador (Licentiate, 1974; Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1978); Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas, 1975 (Fulbright Scholarship); Institute for International and Foreign Trade Law, Washington, D.C., 1978; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (Master of Comparative Law, 1979); HIIV, Harvard (Macroeconomics, 80 hour course, 1999)

Leisure

Horseback riding, cycling, and motorcycling

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