Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Acclaimed real estate practice boasting particular expertise advising notable real estate developers and leading construction companies. Team is highly sought after to advise on the financing, construction and development of residential and commercial real estate projects. Expertise spans land acquisitions, negotiating leases and joint venture agreements. Also skilled in handling matters pertaining to the application of land regulations, international bidding processes and the procurement of permits and licences. Unicomer and Suez Colombia are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths One client enthuses: "The whole team demonstrates excellence and professionalism. Any future projects or recommendations will, without a doubt, be accompanied by their advice." They go on to add: "In my opinion they are a leading firm in the region and they are an ideal hire for any groundbreaking and innovative projects."

Work highlights Assisted Corporación Quiport with all legal matters related to the construction and operation of the new Quito International Airport, a greenfield investment on 1500 hectares on the outskirts of the city.

Notable practitioners

Diego Pérez-Ordóñez
maintains a strong practice arranging, negotiating and implementing corporate structures for real estate projects and land developments. He is also well placed to advise international clients on their incorporation in Ecuador, assisting with the negotiation and execution of long-term lease and concession agreements. An interviewee describes him as "a versatile lawyer."

Senior associate
Nicolás Maldonado Zambrano
is "a pragmatic, strategic and proactive lawyer who perfectly understands complex matters and offers practical and tailor-made solutions," according to one impressed client.

Stellar practitioner
Sandra Reed
comes highly recommended by market sources, with one reporting: "She is a highly sought-after lawyer who advises on landmark projects in the market." Another interviewee highlights her "extraordinary experience" and "strategic insight," while a different source remarks: "She is a top-level practitioner who is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and intuitive." She boasts a market-leading practice advising clients on the construction and operation of high-profile commercial and residential real estate developments.