Paz Horowitz Abogados

Ecuador

Respected, compliance-focused firm

Established: 1991 Partners: 6 Total lawyers: 24

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Professional Notice

Whether a local start-up, an international NGO or a global enterprise, Paz Horowitz (PH) delivers the legal power and understanding needed to fulfil our clients’ goals. For PH and its clients, this means “doing well by doing it right”.

Founded in 1991, PH delivers practical, ethical and cost-effective legal services. The firm provides strategic, creative and profitable solutions based on clients’ needs, interests, plans and goals. It strives for excellence, integrity, professionalism and fairness.

Approximately 28 attorneys with experience in various practice areas represent and advise local and international clients. Our team includes associates who have studied law abroad, possess licences to practise in four jurisdictions, and speak seven languages. In 2013, PH opened its Asia desk to provide comprehensive legal services for Asian companies looking to invest or do business in Ecuador and other Andean countries. This diversity allows the firm to successfully manage a caseload that includes cross-border matters in several jurisdictions.

In 2012 and 2013, PH was shortlisted for "Law Firm of the Year" in Ecuador by Chambers and Partners. The firm consistently receives recommendations from IFLR 1000 , The Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250.

Anti-corruption/FCPA compliance: PH provides seminars and training courses on compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, how to do business in Ecuador, and the use of positive deviance methods to avoid submitting to extortion attempts.

Arbitration/dispute resolution: PH takes a proactive approach to reduce and avoid unnecessary litigation, presenting alternative solutions to avoid conflict. The firm is praised for its arbitration experience under bilateral investment treaties before the ISCID and under UNCITRAL, ICC and ISCID rules and also represents clients in national arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Energy, oil and mining: PH participates in various renewable energy projects at the national and international level. The hydrocarbons practice area represents some of the largest investment ventures in Ecuador, leading up, mid and downstream, exploration, exploitation, mature fields, transportation and distribution matters. PH has participated in numerous mining exploration and exploitation contracts between international, regional and state companies under new legislation. 

Intellectual property: The IP team produces creative and cutting-edge legal work, such as the world’s first texture mark registration, the first sound mark registration in South America, the world’s first Ecuadorian Denomination of Origin, and the use of new criminal law, antitrust, competition and enterprise secret laws to protect and increase the value of intellectual property in Ecuador.

Public procurement: PH counsels on compatibility and applicability of international rules to Ecuadorian law, bid terms and requests, qualification of suppliers and bidders and drafting and submission of offers, proposals and documents.

Tax/transfer pricing: PH advises in tax compliance, complex tax transactions and litigation before the Ecuadorian Internal Revenue Service and courts. Its specialised team includes a tax expert to provide accounting, audit and transactional support.

Other practice areas: antitrust; labour, employment, social security; aviation; banking and finance; real estate; corporate/commercial/M&A; telecommunications; environmental; wills, estate planning and powers of attorney; and franchising.

Calle del Establo y Calle E. 
Site Center, Torre I, 3rd Floor 
Cumbayá – Quito, Ecuador
Tel: +593 2 3982 900
info@pazhorowitz.com
www.pazhorowitz.com

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