Senior partners: Juan Carlos Bustamante, José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa,
Josemaria Bustamante, Roque Bernardo Bustamante
Partners: Patricia Ponce, Francisco Bustamante, Carmen Robayo, José Rafael Bustamante Crespo
For over 60 years, Bustamante & Bustamante has been a leader in serving international corporate clients doing business in Ecuador.
The firm has a team of over 50 attorneys and 50 staff members committed to the interests of its clients. Bustamante & Bustamante provides legal advice from a comprehensive approach, offering a clear picture of the local legal arena, as well as quick and effective solutions for every need or project to be undertaken.
The firm was recognised as Best Ecuadorian Law Firm in 2015 by Who’s Who Legal and in 2012 by Chambers Latin America and is consistently recommended by Latin Lawyer 250. Ranked as Leading Law Firm by IFLR.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Antitrust (competition): Bustamante & Bustamante has successfully represented various multinationals in antitrust compliance procedures, assisting investors in the mandatory authorisation process required for economic concentration operations. The firm performs a prior analysis of the market effects of each project to find the mechanisms needed to give a green light to each deal.
In addition, the firm fights for the protection and defence of human, labour and environmental rights, by being part of the United Nations Global Compact, and it is actively involved with the community through its pro bono committee.
Intellectual property: Bustamante & Bustamante is the leading intellectual property firm in Ecuador. The firm offers a broad variety of services, including trademark, domain name, and patent registrations, as well as prosecutions, with vast experience in licensing agreements, customs recordals and IP litigation. Our team works towards achieving that every trademark, invention and creation have the necessary legal protection to ensure their integrity and market recognition.
Oil and gas (natural resources): The firm offers multidisciplinary advice for carrying out petroleum, energy, and mining production projects. In the oil area, Bustamante & Bustamante has traditionally provided legal services to global petroleum companies in their investments in Ecuador for upstream, midstream and downstream activities. The firm has been involved in almost all major deals in Ecuador, negotiations with the government and arbitration.
Mergers & acquisitions: The firm has broad experience representing acquirers and targets in a variety of transactions, including mergers, stock purchases, and recapitalisations for joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs and cross-border deals. The firm represents companies from diverse industries and ensures innovative solutions under criteria of ethics and transparency to guarantee a reasonable appraisal of the business and protection against risk levels.
Taxation (taxation and foreign trade): The firm provides a customised tax plan for each corporate strategy, thus achieving a competitive edge in mergers, acquisitions, or restructuring that is based on forward-looking and multidisciplinary planning in tax management. Bustamante & Bustamante offers its clients specialised services to keep their competitive advantage in the market based on proper financial and tax planning.
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English and French.Head office
Avdas. Patria y Amazonas
Edificio COFIEC, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th floors
Quito, EcuadorTel: +593 2 2562 680 Fax + 593 2 2564 069