Juan Carlos Pérez > Dentons Paz Horowitz > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Paz Horowitz
Calle del establo y calle E.
Site Center, Torre 1, oficina 301.
Cumbaya, Quito

Work Department

Corporate Law, Contracts, Aviation, Mining, Consumer law.




Juan Carlos Perez is an LLM graduate from the UC Davis School of Law with more than 21 years of experience in aviation law, consumer law, mining, corporate, insurance and contract law. He has been advising remarkable corporations in different matters related to the core of their business, such as administrative, corporate, labor, contracts, consumers, insurance, among others. Juan Carlos has been recognized as “The region’s leading business lawyers for Administrative Law” by LACCA; and as “Aeronautical lawyer in Ecuador” by Corporate INTL. 

He has been teaching aviation law and consumer law for more than 10 years at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Juan Carlos handled and advised two major airlines to carry out operations from/to Ecuador (Air France and Interjet), both of them begun operations last year.  


English and Spanish.


  • Chamber of Mining of Ecuador
  • Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce of Quito
  • Association of Airline Representatives in Ecuador (ARLAE)


  • LL.M., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2011.
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Energy and natural resources

With significantly expanded cross-border capabilities, the new Ecuadorian arm of global firm Dentons, Dentons Paz Horowitz, is highly active in the mining sector, offering regulatory, corporate and transactional advice to both domestic and international clients. The team also advises clients in the oil sector, particularly in dealings with government bodies, such as obtaining authorisations. The practice is led by Jorge Paz-Durini and Juan Carlos Pérez, both of whom are highly experienced in the mining sector, while senior associates Gabriel Santelices and Maria del Mar Heredia provide key support, with the former focusing on mining law and environmental compliance, while the latter handles corporate work.