José Rafael is a partner co-heading the corporate and antitrust departments at the firm. His vast experience in transactional work in Ecuador covers a wide range of industries. He advises in a broad array of businesses, from start-ups to SMEs to large international corporates. He is widely recognised for his knowledge and experience in the commercial field, as well as for his ability to structure complex transactions and cross-border deals that have set a precedent in Ecuadorian jurisdiction. José Rafael has participated in the main M&A transactions that have taken place in Ecuador over the past 10 years, earning him national and global recognition in this field for his outstanding client service. His practice is focused on transactional M&A matters and on negotiating significant contracts, as well as financings and merger clearance processes. In addition, José Rafael regularly advises on corporate governance issues, regulatory compliance, competition law, and employment matters, as well as outsourcing, franchising, licensing, distribution and restructuring projects. His consistent growth and track record in handling the major transactions taking place in Ecuador have clearly landed him a leading role in the Ecuadorian corporate arena.
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