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Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados
AV. 6 DE DICIEMBRE N34-360 Y PORTUGAL
EDIFICIO ZYRA OFFICE 808
QUITO
Ecuador

Work Department

Tax and Corporate Law

Position

Partner

Lawyer with experience on corporate counseling.  Practice in tax law, specifically on tax planning. Knowledge and experience on public administrative procedures.  Practice on Public Procurement and execution of projects with the Government. 

Career

Cevallos Casals & Balseca Abogados, Founding Partner (2015)

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., In house Lawyer (2013)

Internal Revenue Service,  In house lawyer (2012)

Viable Law firm,  Lawyer  (2010)

Tamayo Law firm, Paralegal (2008)

Languages

English and Spanish

Education

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (BA – 2010)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Lawyer – 2010)
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (Postgraduate Degree on Administrative Law – 2013)
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (LLM Administrative Law – 2017)
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (LLM Tax Law – 2017)

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

Probably best known for its profile in the public law sector, Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados nevertheless has an active corporate practice that primarily advises on M&A advisory, due diligence, company formation and liquidation, the full range of company law matters (from company books to general meetings), and relations with regulatory bodies such as the Superintendencia de Compañías, Valores y Seguros. It also has a reputation for the negotiation of cooperation and subcontract agreements in the procurement space. The practice is co-led by Daniela Cevallos (administrative law, public procurement, TMT),  and Carlos Julio Balseca, who divides his time between corporate and tax matters. The partner-level team is completed by Roberto Bilbao who, in turn, divides his practice between corporate and dispute resolution, and also has a particular focus on the oil and gas industry. Senior associate Valeria Naranjo, who provides advice on all aspects of administrative contracts, including their drafting and negotiation, is also a key member of the team.

Ecuador > Dispute resolution

Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados handles a broad range of civil, labour, commercial, administrative and tax disputes, regularly representing clients -particularly those drawn from the electricity, finance and construction industries- in litigation, mediation and arbitration. With further emphasis in the TMT sector, the team is also experienced in a variety of contractual disputes. The practice is led by name partners Roberto Bilbao and Daniela Cevallos. Bilbao’s broad disputes practice encompasses judicial and arbitral proceedings concerning civil, labour, commercial, and family matters; he also has expertise in ADR involving mediation, conciliation, and negotiation proceedings. Cevallos’ practice, in turn, centres on acting for private entities in administrative proceedings against state bodies – particularly as regards public procurement disputes. Other key figures include corporate and tax head Carlos Julio Balseca, whose practice includes judicial and administrative tax proceedings; and young associate Luis Anibal Garcés who focuses on procedural matters and portfolio recovery.