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Bustamante Fabara
AVENUES PATRIA AND AMAZONAS
COFIEC BUILDING, 4TH, 5TH, 10TH, 11TH AND 16TH FLOORS
QUITO
Ecuador
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Work Department

General Practice. Translation

Position

Associate. Corporate, Natural Resources, Labor, Environmental. Legal translator from English and French to Spanish. Expert in contracts, legal-environmental compliance, follow-up, and safety, particularly in the petroleum sector.

Career

Since the year 1987, experience in assisting oil companies. Worked at ELF Oil Company until the year 1999 and assisted Vintage Oil. Joined the construction team at OCP – Heavy Crude Oil Pipeline since the start of the company. Advisor to the EcoFund Foundation, created by OCP Ecuador S.A. for environmental conservation.

Languages

Spanish, English, French.

Memberships

Pichincha Bar Association. Forum of Attorneys of the Ecuadorian Judicature Council

Ecuadorian Association of Translators and Interpreters

Education

Attorney of the Courts and Tribunals of Ecuador (2003) Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. B.A. in Social, Political, and Economic Sciences (2001) Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

Leisure

Music.

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Energy and natural resources

Bustamante & Bustamante has seen an increase in alternative energy work, with notable recent instructions including advising on compliance and corporate matters for thermal power plant provider Mitsubishi Power Systems, including in relation to its spin off from Hitachi. In addition, the team frequently undertakes work in the oil and gas sector, as well as being a key name in the mining space, with large players such as Newcrest, Anglo American and AKD International instructing the firm on a wide range of matters. Roque Bernardo Bustamante heads the team and acts for some of the firm’s top mining clients, while senior partner Juan Carlos Bustamante focuses on the oil and gas sector. José Rafael Bustamante Crespo is recommended for M&A and joint venture work in the sector, while associate Ximena Cabezas is noted for advising on mining regulations. Since publication, the firm has announced its merger with fellow local firm Fabara & Compañía to become Bustamante Fabara, effective as of November 2021.