Project finance partner Mario Alejandro Flor, 47, and senior disputes lawyer Agustín Hurtado, 47, announced the launch of Flor & Hurtado Abogados in Quito last week. They are joined by former Bustamante & Bustamante associates Andrés Ycaza, 34, Juan Carlos Peñafiel, 42, and Misael Ruiz, 42, all of whom have made partner. These three lawyers left Bustamante & Bustamante over the past 18 months. A sixth partner, José Cisneros, joins after working for nearly nine years as an independent practitioner. Flor & Hurtado also has four associates to its name.