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Pérez Bustamante & Ponce joins Employment Law Alliance

21 August 2017

Ecuador's Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados has joined a global network dedicated to labour and immigration law, the Employment Law Alliance (ELA).

Maersk gets antitrust clearance in Ecuador

Maersk gets antitrust clearance in Ecuador

11 August 2017

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has helped Danish business conglomerate Maersk Line obtain antitrust clearance for the Ecuadorean leg of its US$4 billion acquisition of shipping company Hamburg Süd.

Ecuador's Corral Rosales Carmigniani Pérez splits

Ecuador's Corral Rosales Carmigniani Pérez splits

01 August 2017

Corral Rosales and Carmigniani Pérez have dissolved their four-year combination, ending a landmark tie-up between two of Quito and Guayaquil's most respected firms and marking another major break-up in Ecuador's legal market.

Senior lawyers leave Ecuador's Bustamante & Bustamante

31 July 2017

Two senior lawyers from prominent Ecuadorean outfit Bustamante & Bustamante have joined forces with several of the firm's former associates to establish their own outfit as local legal market competition heats up.

Ecuador again fails to annul awards in pollution battle with Chevron

Ecuador again fails to annul awards in pollution battle with Chevron

25 July 2017

Ecuador has once again failed to annul a set of interim and partial awards in favour of US oil company Chevron in The Hague, ahead of the merits phase of an UNCITRAL case relating to oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest.

Pérez Bustamante helps JCDecaux enter Ecuador

27 June 2017

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados has helped French outdoor advertising company JCDecaux win a 15-year contract to supply street furniture in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil.

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

Partners from minority groups still lack ‘critical mass’ to boost diversity

09 June 2017

Leading law firms in Latin America and the US have had some success in increasing diversity among their rank and file, but a lack of leadership from an overwhelmingly white, male partnership in most firms is still preventing many women and lawyers from different ethic and socio-economic backgrounds from reaching the top positions, according to delegates at a diversity and inclusion conference at the New York City Bar Association earlier this week.

Ecuador’s first mining project finance

Ecuador’s first mining project finance

08 June 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright in Ottowa and Lexim Abogados in Quito have helped Aurelian Ecuador obtain up to US$450 million in project financing from private equity lenders to fund its exploitation of the Fruta del Norte mining project, in the first ever project finance deal to take place in Ecuador’s mining sector.

Ecuador set to terminate bilateral investment treaties

Ecuador set to terminate bilateral investment treaties

09 May 2017

As it prepares for a change of president, the Ecuadorean government has said it will cancel all 12 of its remaining bilateral investment treaties (BITs) – ostensibly as part of a plan to renegotiate the agreements on more favourable terms.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Ecuador

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Ecuador

05 April 2017

Latin Lawyer continues with its run-through of the region’s leading law firms in Latin America, as analysed in the 19th edition of Latin Lawyer 250. Today’s focus is Ecuador.