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Tobar ZVS

Work Department

Corporate and M&A




Alvaro Sevilla has been part of the Firm since 1994. He is a Partner of Tobar ZVS, and focuses his professional practice in the following specializations:

Competition: He is the Head of the Antitrust and Competition unit of the firm, with practice in Market Power Abuse lawsuits, Corrective Measures, Market Distortion, Unfair Competition and Concertations.

As to regulatory matters, his practice includes aspects related to healthcare issues, advertising, communication, telecommunications, data protection, and food related and beverages.

Corporate Unit: Structure of Legal Vehicles for Businesses, Commercial Contracting, M&A, Project Financing.

Intellectual Property: He offers strategic advice in the different phases of intellectual property, particularly in matters related to copyrights and plant breeders’ rights. It is worth mentioning that, in 1997, he actively participated in preparing the Intellectual Property Law that was in force until December 2016.


Spanish and English


Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

Tobar ZVS is among the most technologically advanced of firms – certainly in Ecuador – and even offers an online self-service facility (“ExponentiaLaw”) for certain matters. On the corporate front, the eight-strong practice group handles the full spectrum of corporate and transactional work, including corporate design, restructuring and governance, project financing and M&A, for a diverse client roster primarily drawn from the construction, infrastructure, mining, pharmaceuticals, media, food, beverage, and energy & natural resources sectors. Managing partner Bernardo Tobar (the driving force behind the firm’s technological advances) is the key figure and practice head for corporate matters – his practice encompasses M&A, private equity, financing, corporate structuring, investment protection and risk management; his recent mandates include advising Flower Investment Capital Fund on a number of acquisitions in the exports sector. Also at partner level, Alvaro Sevilla is head of the firm’s competition and antitrust practice but also undertakes the structuring of legal business vehicles, commercial contracting, M&A and project finance. Significant associate suport is provided by senior Hipatia Donoso, who assists with M&A, handles data protection and is director of the firm’s legaltech department; and associate Ana Mogollón, who divides her time between corporate matters and dispute resolution. Former senior associate Agustin Mora-Bowen left to join Greenberg Traurig LLP as a foreign associate in early 2022 and is currently pursuing his LLM at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law. In other significant developments, May 2022 saw the firm announce that it had entered into a strategic alliance with global-insurance firm Kennedys.