Market: Ecuador

Telefónica and CDPQ launch Brazilian fibre-optic wholesaler

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has helped the local arm of Spain’s Telefónica join forces with Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to launch a fibre optics wholesale company through an agreement worth 1.8 billion reais (US$306 million).

10 March 2021

Latin Lawyer's Leading Lights for pro bono

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

22 February 2021

Promotions at LatAm firms spiked at year-end

Latin Lawyer has recorded a 38% increase in end-of-year promotions to partner level at Latin American law firms, while the proportion of women lawyers elevated to the top rank dropped compared to the previous year’s figures.

15 February 2021

Pérez Bustamante expands with hire and promotions

Ecuador's Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has hired an energy and natural resources partner from Noboa, Peña & Torres Abogados, while also promoting five senior associates to director across several practices.

12 January 2021

Former Dechert lawyer joins Carmigniani Pérez

Former international counsel at Dechert Alvaro Galindo has joined the partnership at Carmigniani Pérez in Quito.

07 January 2021

Mexico investigates commodity trader Vitol following US settlement

Mexico is investigating Swiss commodities trading company Vitol over alleged bribery, according to the country’s top anti-corruption prosecutor.

17 December 2020

Latin America’s oil and gas industry has a bright future, forecast panellists

With the prospect of a covid-19 vaccine on the horizon and renewed investment opportunities on the cards for 2021 and beyond, there may be a turn in the tide for Latin America’s oil and gas industry, predicted panellists at Latin Lawyer Interactive: Oil and Gas.

07 December 2020

Ecuadorean bank backs women-run SMEs with US$150 million financing

Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito have helped Ecuador’s largest private financial institution Banco Pichincha raise US$150 million in a note issuance, the proceeds of which it will use to support local women-run businesses.

03 December 2020

Codelco threatens Ecuador with arbitration

Chile’s state-owned copper company has threatened to file an investment treaty claim against Ecuador over the alleged failure of its national mining company to comply with agreements to develop a multibillion copper project near Quito.

27 November 2020

Ecuador adopts two-phase merger review process

Ecuador’s antitrust watchdog has adopted a new merger control procedure that gives it 25 days to determine whether a deal qualifies for expedited approval or an in-depth review.

24 November 2020

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