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Ecuador

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante often handles project finance matters, as well as loans, investment agreements and due diligence issues. The firm has experience acting for borrowers as well as multilateral banks as lenders across a wide range of sectors in major transactions. Financing and securities expert María Patricia Ponce Arteta is the name to note. Bayardo Poveda is now at Gonzalez Peñaherrera & Asociados.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante has considerable experience negotiating with public authorities, including in merger control and regulatory matters. José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa and José Rafael Bustamante Crespo are names to note. Bayardo Poveda moved to Gonzalez Peñaherrera & Asociados in 2017.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Bustamante & Bustamante

Since enduring a number of departures during 2017 Bustamante & Bustamante has hired eight new lawyers and embarked upon a modernization process that has already seen the firm win new clients. The experienced corporate practice handles the full range of commercial, contractual, financial and transactional matters for clients from across the business spectrum. Jointly headed by José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa and associate José Rafael Bustamante Crespo, the practice also includes associate Clementina Pomar, who has considerable experience advising domestic and multinational clients on investment agreements in Ecuador and Europe.

Leading lawyers

Juan Carlos Bustamante - Bustamante & Bustamante

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante’s litigation and dispute resolution practice has experience representing clients across a broad range of sectors, and handles litigation, arbitration and risk management issues. Key names include Francisco Bustamante, who is particularly active in disputes arising in the banking and financial services sector; and Francisco Alvear, who often defends clients in administrative proceedings before the Constitutional Court. José Rafael Bustamante Crespo is also recommended.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante’s natural resources practice continues to assist clients with investments in the energy and natural resources sectors, covering mining, as well as oil and gas. The group includes associates Ximena Cabezas, who often handles contract and compliance matters for clients in the oil sector, and Sebastián Corral Guevara, who has experience advising on EPC projects, joint ventures, PPPs and M&A matters. Juan Carlos Bustamante and Roque Bernardo Bustamante jointly lead the group and José Rafael Bustamante Crespo is also a key name. Former practice head Bayardo Poveda moved to Gonzalez Peñaherrera & Asociados in late 2017.

Leading lawyers

Roque Bernardo Bustamante - Bustamante & Bustamante

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante’s practice has considerable expertise advising multinational clients on the full gamut of patent and trade mark matters. The team includes associates Erika Alarcón, who often handles IP litigation and technology-related issues, and Sebastián Donoso, who has experience representing clients in trade mark and patent prosecution matters as well as copyright registration and litigation. Led by José Rafael Bustamante E, the team also includes Roque Bernardo Bustamante.

Leading lawyers

José Rafael Bustamante - Bustamante & Bustamante

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante’s team acts for corporate clients in both contentious and non-contentious labour matters. Led by founding partner José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa, the practice group includes Patricia Ponce, whose expertise includes collective bargaining and labour-force restructuring matters; as well as associates Olinda Vera (labour litigation), Maria Fernanda Saa (tax and social security aspects of labour matters), and José Rafael Bustamante Crespo.

Leading lawyers

Patricia Ponce - Bustamante & Bustamante

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante’s department has notable experience advising clients across various sectors, including financial services and natural resources. The department is jointly led by José Rafael Bustamante Crespo and José Rafael Bustamante, who specialises in transactional matters. Associate Andrés Terán is also a key name.

Leading lawyers

José Rafael Bustamante - Bustamante & Bustamante

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Bustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante’s group has expertise handling both transactional and contentious tax matters, including compliance issues and litigation. The team is led by Juan Carlos Bustamante, who has considerable experience handling cross-border transactions, including the tax aspects, for both domestic and international clients. The team also features associate Pedro Gómez de la Torre, who often assists clients with restructuring and compliance-related matters, with a particular focus in the telecoms sector. Associate Edmundo Flores, who handles litigation, is another name to note.

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