Bustamante & Bustamante has helped French waste and water management company Veolia buy Ecuadorian counterpart Gadere.
Ferrere (Ecuador) has helped two companies win Ecuadorean oil production sharing contracts in a bidding round that will generate investments worth nearly US$1.2 billion.
Ferrere (Ecuador) has helped a Chilean subsidiary of Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA) – best known as the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler – acquire Ecuadorian pharmaceutical group Corporacion GPF, snapping up 620 stores across the country.
Bustamante & Bustamante has advised pharmaceuticals retailer GPF on its purchase by an Ecuadorean subsidiary of Mexican beverages company Femsa.
Of the nine firms listed in this chapter, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados is comfortably the largest, with around 30 more lawyers than its nearest rival. It has solid contenders in a new-look Bustamante & Bustamante and steadily growing Ferrere (Ecuador), which are both winning an increased amount of cross-border deal work.
Ecuador's competition enforcer has approved the divestment of AB InBev's business in Ecuador to a consortium of investors, as part of a remedy package agreed to clear its global merger with SABMiller.
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.
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.
The Washington, DC, New York and Chicago offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) in Buenos Aires; Larrain y Asociados in Santiago; Bustamante & Bustamante in Quito; Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima; and Sáenz & Asociados in San Salvador have helped US electricity generation company Duke Energy sell US$1.2 billion worth of assets across Latin America to US private equity company I Squared Capital.
In the wake of Ecuador’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Tom Muskett-Ford hears about the pro bono relief efforts local firms have undertaken to help the shattered country back on its feet.