Patricia Ponce > Bustamante Fabara > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile
Bustamante Fabara Offices
AVENUES PATRIA AND AMAZONAS
COFIEC BUILDING, 4TH, 5TH, 10TH, 11TH AND 16TH FLOORS
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Joined the Bustamante & Bustamante Law firm in the year 1984. Partner since 1990. Started work in the civil litigation department of the Firm, handling multiple lawsuits concerning a plane accident in the 1980s. For approximately five years was professor of family law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. Was also a professor at Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, teaching corporate law and securities law.
Practice in labour law covers labour and collective bargaining lawsuits and restructuring the personnel system. Provides legal assistance regarding the labour law in force and its application. Has provided legal advice in public procurement and environmental matters with different decentralized governments concerning the construction of hydroelectric dams, photovoltaic projects, grey water management, river cleaning and waste recycling plants. Since 1995, has practised in the areas of insurance and securities market. Was a member of the National Securities Council from 2000 to 2009. Participated in different matters as alternate councilmember for ten years, making her an expert in the field of securities and insurance. Master in Comprehensive Development of Tourist Destinations
Ecuadorian Bar Association and Inter-American Bar Association
In 1984, graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito with honours. Obtained a master’s degree in Madrid in law practice and a tourism-related master’s degree from Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, sponsored by the Catholic University in Ibarra.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Bustamante Fabara’s newly constituted labour team deals with a range of both contentious and non-contentious work. Led by the ‘experienced’ Francisco Vacas and Patricia Ponce, who are both highly-regarded for their individual expertise in restructurings and wrongful dismissals, the team handles collective bargaining, investigations, litigation and immigration-related issues. Among recent highlights, the firm acted for Cobra Fácil, FlowerVillage and Comercial Casa Linda in multiple lawsuits filed in connection with wrongful terminations in the context of the pandemic. At the associate level, key figures include Valentina Morillo and María Belén San Andrés, noted for their work in labour mandates and administrative procedures before the Ministry of Labour.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Competition and antitrust
- Corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution
- Intellectual property
- Labour and employment