Juan Fernando Larrea Savinovich > Tobar ZVS > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile
Tobar ZVS Offices
AV 12 DE OCTUBRE N26-97 LINCOLN, EDIFICIO TORRE 1492, OF 1505
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Juan Fernando Larrea Savinovich
Environmental & Sustainability
Juan Fernando Larrea joined the firm in 2009. Since then, he has been instrumental in the growth of the firm’s energy and mining unit and client portfolio, which has seen the firm advising on major mining and infrastructure projects in Ecuador. He plays a key role in advising clients on environmental regulation and compliance. Recent clients include SolGold, Lumina Gold, Aurania Resources and Minera Mesaloma.
English and Spanish
Mr Larrea studied law at the University de Las Americas in Ecuador and obtained a post graduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is recognised by the Legal 500 as Rising Star and by Chambers and Partners as an Associate to Watch.
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Tobar ZVS advises on the full life cycle of projects in the energy and natural resources sector, from planning and initial bidding agreements through to construction and transactional matters, alongside a strong regulatory practice. The mining sector is of particular significance to the firm’s practice, with a range of high-profile foreign clients instructing the team, including SolGold, Aurania Resources and Lumina Gold, among others. César Zumárraga heads the team and advises clients in a wide range of transactional work, recently handling Challenger Exploration’s acquisition of Torata Mining. Juan Fernando Larrea Savinovich, who was raised to the partnership in March 2021, is another key figure in the team (assisting Zumárraga with mcuh of the practice group’s work) and heads up the firm’s new environmental and sustainability unit); while Andrés Paz y Miño Borja, in turn promoted to senior in Septemeber 2021, handles mining, energy and infrastructure matters, associated finacing and regulatory issues, and arbitration.