Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Competition/Antitrust Department

Ecuador
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What the team is known for Full-service powerhouse with a stellar reputation in the competition arena. Team is skilled representing clients in high-profile investigations concerning alleged abuse of dominant position and cartel activity. Frequently called upon to support the firm's M&A practice in handling significant merger control filings. Boasts additional expertise assisting clients with investigations related to restrictive practices, data privacy and trade secrets. Client roster includes blue-chip clients from the technology, telecommunications and aviation industries. DIRECTV, Avianca and QBE are new client wins.

Strengths An impressed client praised the firm for "offering a high-quality service with technical and efficient answers to complex problems," adding: "Their final work product is exceptional." Another interviewee reports: "They are an expert competition firm with a professional, knowledgeable and dynamic team in the area."

Work highlights Represented Arca Continental in an administrative investigation alleging abuse of dominant position.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head
Diego Pérez-Ordóñez
remains a revered figure in Ecuador's antitrust sphere. He comes highly recommended by clients and peers alike, with one reporting: "He is a great competition lawyer and someone I consider to be at the top of his game." They go on to describe him as an "eminent figure in the Ecuadorian legal market." Another source enthuses: "He is a brilliant lawyer with a high-level competition practice and very good business acumen."

Star associate
Mario Navarrete-Serrano
comes highly recommended by market sources, with one reporting: "He is a highly capable and intuitive lawyer who offers high-quality advice." Another interviewee remarks: "His knowledge, expertise and legal judgement in the competition arena has helped us obtain very good results."