Partner Profile

José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa

Bustamante & Bustamante

Ecuador

LL 250

Biography

Degree in political and social sciences from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 1974; JD from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 1978; master's degree in comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 1979.

Currently, managing and senior partner of Bustamante & Bustamante.

Broad experience in: Mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, franchise/distribution agreements and disputes, intellectual property, project finance. 

Internships at Chadbourne Parke, Whiteside and Wolff, New York (1980) and Bomchil, Castro, Goodrich, Claro, Lavalle et Associes, Paris (1981).

Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), American Society of International Law, International Bar Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), Multilaw (chairman 1996–1999).

Speaks Spanish and English.

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