Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) is the largest full-service law firm in Ecuador, consistently considered a leader in the legal market and a trusted adviser for national and international clients. It has offices in Quito and Guayaquil and outreach throughout Ecuador.
PBP endeavours to understand clients’ challenges and needs. Its multi-practice teams – integrating expertise in 13 practice areas and nine industries – have an in-depth understanding of the specific challenges of each sector.
The firm has been awarded as Ecuadorian Law Firm of the Year 10 times by Chambers Latin America (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009) and nine times by Who's Who Legal (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010). Also in 2019, it was recognised by International Tax Review (ITR) as Ecuador Tax Firm of the Year.
PBP believes that pro bono work is inseparable from the practice of law. In 1987, it founded Fundación Fabián Ponce Ordóñez to coordinate and optimise the firm’s pro bono resources and maximise its scope.
The firm is the exclusive member for Ecuador of Lex Mundi, Interlaw, Club de Abogados Employment Law Alliance, Riela and Insuralex, to provide our clients with seamless service anywhere in the world.
Main practice areas
International arbitration: including ICSID and ICC cases ranging from investment arbitration to commercial disputes. GAR distinguishes PBP as one of the “100 most important firms in the world in arbitration”.
Tax: PBP’s tax unit teams up lawyers and financial advisers to provide a comprehensive advice in tax planning and litigation.
Banking and finance: Advice to foreign banks with business in Ecuador as well as local banks operating in different areas in the Ecuadorean market.
Energy: PBP has decades of experience in the energy sector. It has led the negotiation, signing and implementation of major projects in Ecuador’s oil, gas, mining, hydroelectric and alternative energy industries.
Mergers and acquisitions: PBP is at the forefront of structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions. It participates in multinational teams and works closely with international law firms.
Infrastructure and project finance: Project financing and PPP has been one of the most active areas at PBP in recent years. The firm advises Quiport on the development and operation of Quito's international airport green field project and has become the go-to expert in PPP, implementing in 2016 the first and second PPP ever to be made in Ecuador.
Labour and immigration: PBP advises on employment, social security and immigration issues.
Intellectual property: PBP’s IP practice combines a long track record with a dynamic and up-to-date team of experts. It is best known for: handling local and foreign trademark portfolios; and dispute resolution, including antipiracy, border measures, administrative and judicial disputes and IP due diligence process.
Compliance and anti-corruption: The firm's practice area advises in all compliance matters, including design and implementation of compliance programmes, pre-acquisition corruption risk assessments, compliance due diligence, internal investigations, remediation and litigation.Av. República de El Salvador N36-140
Edificio Mansión Blanca
+593 2 400 7800International calls: +593 2382 7640 Av. Francisco de Orellana
Edificio Las Cámaras, Torre B, oficina 904
Guayaquil – Ecuador
+ 593 4 370 7960