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Tobar ZVS
AV 12 DE OCTUBRE N26-97 LINCOLN, EDIFICIO TORRE 1492, OF 1505
QUITO
Ecuador

Work Department

Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure

Position

Partner

Career

Cesar Zumarraga possesses ample experience in national and international transactions, mainly focused on the energy, natural resources and infrastructure industries. He has represented Canadian, North American and European companies in the development of investment projects, especially through state concessions in Ecuador.

Languages

English and Spanish

Memberships

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation RMMLF and PDAC (Prospector and Developers Association of Canada).

Education

Mr. Zumarraga obtained a degree from the Universidad Católica del Ecuador (1994). He then completed two Master’s degrees at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. One in Public Procurement and Modernization of the State, and another one in Taxation in 1999 and 2000, respectively.

In 2011 he completed a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law at the University of Salamanca, Spain

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Energy and natural resources

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.