Partner Profile

Patricia Ponce Arteta

Bustamante & Bustamante

Ecuador

LL 250

Biography

Patricia Ponce, partner.

Joined the Bustamante & Bustamante Law firm in the year 1984. Partner since 1990. Started work in the civil litigation department of the Firm, handling multiple lawsuits concerning a plane accident in the 1980s. For approximately five years was professor of family law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. Was also a professor at Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, teaching corporate law and securities law.

Practice in labour, commercial, insurance and financial law. Practice in labour law covers labour and collective bargaining lawsuits, as well as restructuring personnel systems. In other areas of the law, has provided legal advice for setting up, closing or restructuring companies in Ecuador, as well as in public procurement and environmental matters with different decentralised governments. Since 1995, has practiced in the areas of insurance and securities market. Was a member of the National Securities Council from 2000 to 2009. Participated in different matters as alternate council member for 10 years, making her an expert in the field of securities and insurance. In insurance matters, has provided assistance to foreign reinsurance companies for assessing, settling or rejecting claims; provides advice to insurance companies in the country. Master in Comprehensive Development of Tourist Destinations.

In 1984, graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito with honours. Obtained a master’s degree in Madrid in law practice and a tourism-related master’s degree from Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, sponsored by the Catholic University in Ibarra.

Ecuadorian Bar Association and Inter-American Bar Association

Spanish, English.

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