Partner Profile

Sebastián Cortez Merlo

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP)


LL 250


Partner, Quito


  • University San Francisco de Quito, Business School, Quito. | certificate in tax management (2013)  
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC | master’s in international legal studies (LLM), Fulbright scholar (2011)  
  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans (LA) | Introduction to Law in the United States of America (2010)  
  • Pontificia Catholic University of Ecuador | Lawyer (2006).


  • Legal assistant Peña, Larrea & Asociados, (2001–2006)  
  • Associate lawyer at Noboa, Peña, Larrea & Torres, Abogados Cía Ltda (2006–2013)  
  • Partner at Noboa, Peña & Torres, Abogados (2013 to the present).

Associations and activities

  • Noboa, Peña, Larrea & Torres Asociados, legal assistant (2001–2006)  
  • Noboa, Peña, Larrea & Torres, Abogados Cía Ltda Law Firm, associate lawyer (2006– 2013)  
  • Noboa, Peña & Torres, Abogados, partner (2013 to2021).

Publications: Unfair competition in advertisingEnvironmental Law in Ecuador, published by Ediciones Legales (2010).

Languages: Spanish and English.

Areas of practice

  • Labour and employment  
  • antitrust and competition  
  • arbitration and mediation  
  • mergers and acquisitions  
  • energy and mines  
  • environmental matters  
  • administrative law, public procurement and concessions 
  • litigation  
  • corporate and commercial.

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