Juan Carlos Bustamante > Bustamante Fabara > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

General Practice, Tax, Corporate, Oil & Gas, Public Procurement

Position

Senior Partner. Has provided legal advice in different areas of the law to individuals and to national and international companies from both the public and private sectors. Has also practiced in the field of business development, and in public procurement and negotiations under commercial agreements. Has handled contracts for repaying debt to the State; has advised in matters of energy, insurance, contracts with banks, purchase/sale of movable and immovable property, grant of security, foreign investment, contracts for setting up trusts to pay liabilities under transactions with the State and involving foreign financial institutions, and in the issuance of bonds. Advisor in project financing and in drafting contracts related thereto.

Career

Admitted in 1985. Became a Partner of Bustamante & Bustamante in 1968. Former Professor of International Private Law for 30 years at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito. Former arbitrator of the National Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Construction.

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

Quito Bar Association; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Inter-American Bar Association.

Education

American School – Colegio San Gabriel (1961); Catholic University of Ecuador (Doctor of Law, 1985; Licentiate, 1966)

Leisure

Collection of antiques and vintage cars.

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Juan Carlos BustamanteBustamante & Bustamante

Bustamante & Bustamante has ‘extensive experience‘ across the full spectrum of corporate matters, with a strong track record in the fields of transactional due diligence, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. M&A is another key area of practice for the team, with a bevy of international clients instructing the firm in relation to deals in the telecoms, logistics, and food and beverage sectors, among others; practice co-head José Rafael Bustamante Crespo frequently leads on such matters. Fellow co-head José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa is particularly recommended for advising foreign clients seeking to enter the local market, handling a range of structuring and corporate issues. Other key figures in the team include senior partner Juan Carlos BustamanteJuan Felipe Bustamante Crespo, and associates Kirina González and Valentina Morillo. Since publication, the firm has announced its merger with fellow local firm Fabara & Compañía to become Bustamante Fabara, effective as of November 2021.

Ecuador > Dispute resolution

Bustamante & Bustamante handles a wide range of matters in the dispute resolution space, with notable recent instructions in the field of civil, commercial and administrative disputes. The firm is also particularly experienced in alternative dispute resolution, with several practitioners handling complex arbitration and mediation matters. José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa, who is active across the full spectrum of disputes, heads the team alongside senior partner Juan Carlos Bustamante. Other key figures within the team include Juan Felipe Bustamante Crespo, who focuses primarily on contentious corporate matters, José Rafael Bustamante Crespo, who handles cross-border commercial litigation, and associates Francisco Alvear, who is highly recommended for constitutional law, José Francisco Mejía and public law specialist Antonio José Pérez. Since publication, the firm has announced its merger with fellow local firm Fabara & Compañía to become Bustamante Fabara, effective as of November 2021.

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.

Ecuador > Tax

Bustamante & Bustamante is particularly active in the field of tax structuring and tax planning, acting for a range of clients including high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and large domestic and international companies. Advising on international tax issues such as double taxation treaties, customs regimes and transfer pricing is another key part of the firm’s practice. Veteran practitioner Juan Carlos Bustamante heads the team and handles a range of tax disputes in addition to his non-contentious practice. María Fernanda Saá-Jaramillo, who handles a wide range of international work, and compliance expert Lorena Ortiz are key figures from the associate ranks. Since publication, the firm has announced its merger with fellow local firm Fabara & Compañía to become Bustamante Fabara, effective as of November 2021.