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Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Corporate/Commercial

4 ranked lawyersBand 1EcuadorLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading full-service powerhouse with a renowned corporate practice group. Strong bench of recognised practitioners is noted for assisting leading local and international clients with cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, share purchase agreements and divestitures. Boasts additional expertise advising on complex corporate restructuring, as well as assisting start-ups and major multinationals with their incorporations in the country. Notable roster includes blue-chip clients from an array of sectors, with new additions including Smurfit Kappa, Pronaca and Rappi.

Strengths

The firm comes highly recommended by clients, with one reporting: "The team clearly has strong experience advising clients on complex corporate and transactional matters," adding that "the team is comprised of an extraordinary group of lawyers with superb standards and precise, business-oriented advice." Another interviewee praises the firm for providing "a top-tier service," while they also note that "the firm's service has, without a doubt, been one of the best I have received across Latin America."

Work highlights

Assisted Panalpina with the negotiation and review of an asset purchase agreement with CargoMaster, allowing Panalpina to receive fixed assets and intangibles in order to carry out cargo transportation services in Ecuador.

Notable practitioners

Senior associate Andres Brown Perez receives ample praise from market sources, with one reporting: "He is an experienced and knowledgeable corporate lawyer with a very good vision of the market."Another interviewee enthuses: "He is an excellent associate with a broad knowledge of cross-border M&A transactions."

Bruno Pineda Cordero garners praise from an interviewee for his "important day-to-day corporate advice."He offers a strong corporate advisory practice and is well placed to advise on M&A transactions, as well as assisting insurers with their commercial agreements. His corporate practice is complemented by his stellar reputation in the banking and finance arena.

Market-leading partner Diego Pérez-Ordóñez is "a top-level practitioner with an unmatched knowledge in the field," according to a client, who goes on to add: "He is an extremely experienced lawyer with high-quality advice." A different interviewee enthuses: "He is remarkably active in the M&A arena and is a world-class corporate lawyer." He regularly represents strategic buyers, sellers and investment funds in high-profile cross-border transactions including M&A, joint ventures and SPAs.

Juan Manuel Marchán is "a creative and sophisticated lawyer for complex corporate matters and M&A transactions," according to a client. Another interviewee attests: "He is a strategic lawyer with fantastic knowledge and experience in the corporate arena," adding that he offers "a pragmatic and business-oriented approach to cases."

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Ecuador

Corporate/Commercial


Andres Brown Perez
Associates to watch
Bruno Pineda Cordero
Band 3
Diego Pérez-Ordóñez
Band 1
Juan Manuel Marchán
Band 2