Experience: Juan Manuel’s practice covers arbitration, M&A and infrastructure. In the M&A front he is experienced in advising buyers, sellers, investment bankers and lenders in the purchase and sale of shares, sale of assets, due diligence processes and implementing the closing of transactions. On the infrastructure area, he has recently led the main infrastructure projects in the country. He advised DP World on the execution of the first ever PPP agreement for construction and operation of the Posorja Port. He has become the go to figure in this newly created scheme.
Professional experience: arbitrator at the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce and the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce. Professor of International Arbitration at University San Francisco de Quito. Secretary of the Arbitral Tribunals of the Quito Chamber of Commerce and the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce (2003–2013). Director of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute. National and international lecturer.
Languages: Spanish, English.