Andrés Paz y Miño Borja > Tobar ZVS > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile

Tobar ZVS

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources


Andrés is a member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure Unit. He joined the firm in 2015. His practice focuses on mining, infrastructure and energy law. He represents companies, investment funds and lenders in a variety of transactions covering commercial contracts, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, project development, project financing, and regulatory advisory.

Andrés regularly advises international top-tier mining companies and he has been involved in infrastructure projects that have drastically changed the lives of millions of Ecuadorians.

He is also an arbitral secretary at the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the Quito Chamber of Commerce and the CIAM – International Arbitration and Mediation Centre.


Spanish and English



– Master of Laws – LLM with mention in International Business Law at King’s College London (2020)
– Practical Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration Certificate at Oxford University (2019)
– Bachelor of Law – LLB at Universidad de las Americas Ecuador (2015)

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.