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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:
http://www.bustamanteybustamante.com.ec

Dr José Rafael Bustamante Crespo

Tel:
Work +593 22 562 680, ext 373
Email:
Web:
www.bustamanteybustamante.com.ec
Bustamante & Bustamante

Work Department

General Practice

Position

Senior Associate.

José Rafael hast experience in M&A activity in Ecuador. He has been one of the leaders of the department since 2010, structuring complex transactions that have set a precedent in the Ecuadorian jurisdiction. He has thorough experience in antitrust, having successfully cleared complex transactions that have resulted in market concentrations of over 90%. José Rafael´s main areas of practice include: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Antitrust Law, Project Financing and natural resources, including mining and oil & gas. Having vast experience in Antitrust Law, José Rafael advised AB InBev in the merger filing in Ecuador for the approval of one of the biggest worldwide M&A transactions, as part of AB InBev’s global acquisition of SABMiller. José Rafael is currently advising AB InBEv in the fulfillment of the commitments agreed with the Antitrust Authority in regards to the remedies imposed for the merger clearance for the global acquisition of SABMiller.  With extensive experience dealing with mining projects, José Rafael recently participated in the Fruta del Norte Project assisting Kinross Gold Corporation. Recently, he also represented and assisted Corporacion GPF, parent company of the biggest Ecuadorian retail pharmaceutical company, Fybeca, as well as Sana Sana, OkiDoki, Abefarm and Provefarma, in negotiations with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, in order to obtain a US$30 million loan for an Advanced Logistic Center that will enhance the company’s efficiency in all of their 634 stores throughout the country. José Rafael also advised ARCA (Mexican COCA COLA Bottling Company) in the acquisition of EBC (Ecuadorian COCA COLA Bottling Company), the biggest non-oil private business transaction in the Ecuadorian history.

Career

Senior Associate, Bustamante & Bustamante Law Firm, 2010—; Financial Manager, EDESA S.A., 2004-2010; Administrative and Financial Manager, Bustamante & Bustamante Law Firm, 2004; Financial Control Analyst, Banco Centro Mundo, Summer 2003; Intern, EDESA S.A., Summer 2002

Languages

Spanish, English.

Member

Ecuadorian Bar.

Education

Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (Principles of Macroeconomics); University of Richmond, Robins School of Business, Richmond, Virginia (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration); Universidad de las Americas, Quito, Ecuador (Attorney)

Leisure

Soccer, motorcycle riding, horseback riding, water ski.


Ecuador

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