Mario Alejandro Flor > Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado Abogados > Edificio Mirage Piso, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile

Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado Abogados
AV. 12 DE OCTUBRE
N26-48 Y ORELLANA
EDIFICIO MIRAGE PISO 8
Ecuador

Work Department

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Competition and Antitrust

Position

Partner

Career

Relevant experience

  • Advisor to international banks, multilateral financing organizations and public and private financial entities on financing projects in Ecuador.
  • Lawyer and consultant of several electrical and telecommunications companies in Ecuador.
  • Lawyer and consultant of several oil and mining companies that develop prospecting, exploration and exploitation activities in Ecuador.
  • Legal advice to the Lenders (group of several international banks) in the project finance regarding the construction of the new Quito airport.
  • Legal advice to the Lenders in the project finance regarding the construction of the new Posorja Port.
  • Legal advice to the Lenders (commercial banks) in the project finance regarding the construction of the largest gold and silver mine in Ecuador (Fruta del Norte).
  • Legal representation of lenders in hydroelectric and photovoltaic projects in Ecuador.
  • Legal representation of multinationals in acquisitions of companies in Ecuador (BellSouth, in acquisition of OTECEL SA, General Motors Corporation, in acquisition of OBB Transportes SA, Duke Energy, in acquisition of Electroquil SA, Fonterra Group, in acquisition of a share percentage in the dairy business of NESTLE in Ecuador, General Motors Corporation in the acquisition of assets from DAEWOO MOTORS in Ecuador, Lafarge in the acquisition of Cementos Selva Alegre and its subsequent divestment, among others).
  • Mediator and Arbitrator of the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • President of Duke Energy International of Ecuador Cía. Ltda., 2004.
  • General Attorney in Fact – Reuters Limited, 2002-2017.
  • General Attorney in Fact – of Eli Lilly Interamerica Inc. (Branch in Quito), 2001.
  • General Manager of Gillette del Ecuador S.A., 2000.

Work experience

  • FLOR & HURTADO
    Member, July 2017
  • BUSTAMANTE & BUSTAMANTE
    Partner, 1996 to 2017
  • ECUADORIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    Arbitrator, since 2016

Publications

  • Mario Flor et al, “Ecuador: Project Finance 2019” (The International Comparative Legal Guides – ICLG) ( 2019)
  • “Fundamental Principals in PPP Laws: A Review of Latin America and the Caribbean”. Inter-American Development Bank. 2019.
  • Mario Flor et al, “Ecuador: Project Finance 2018” (The International Comparative Legal Guides – ICLG) ( 2018)
  • Mario Flor et al, “Banking & Finance Comparative Guide” (Legal 500) (ed. 2018)
  • Getting the Deal Through: “Public-Private Partnerships 2017”, Law Business Research Ltd.
  • Getting the Deal Through: “Private Banking & Wealth Management”, Chapter Ecuador. Law Business Research, 2017.
  • Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships Procurement. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. 2016.
  • “The Public Competition Enforcement Review”, Chapter Ecuador. 7th Edition, Law Business Research, 2015.

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

Pichincha Bar Association
International Bar Association

Education

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
    Lawyer – 1994
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
    Professor of Civil Law and Roman Law, 1999 to 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Banking and finance

Mario Alejandro Flor heads the team at Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado Abogados, with a practice that focuses on infrastructure financing, in addition to handling several more general financing deals for large foreign investors and banks. José Cisneros Pazmiño is another key figure within the team, providing a range of advice across the finance practice, with an emphasis on matters involving the infrastructure sector.

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

Well known for its expertise in the oil and gas, mining and energy sectors, Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado Abogados is highly experienced in advising international companies on cross-border M&A transactions. Mario Alejandro Flor, who is particularly active in the infrastructure sector, leads the team with Agustin Hurtado Larrea. Andrés Ycaza Palacios has a strong mining practice and frequently advises on corporate matters in the energy and natural resources space. At associate level, Juan Carlos Herrera focuses on M&A and cross-border matters, while Carlos Torres Salinas leads the firm’s start-ups practice.

Ecuador > Energy and natural resources

Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado Abogados is active across a range of matters within the energy sector, with notable recent instructions including M&A transactions, cross-border financings, and contract negotiations. The team is also adept at advising clients on the early stages of projects, including precontractual and structuring advice. The group is jointly led by mining specialist Andrés Ycaza Palacios, Agustin Hurtado Larrea, who focuses primarily on oil and gas work, and Mario Alejandro Flor, who is highly experienced in banking and finance matters, with a particular focus on infrastructure financing. At senior associate level, Alejandro Pérez Arellano is a key contact for sovereign-guaranteed financing matters, while Carlos Torres is a figure to note for regulatory and environmental work.