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Tobar ZVS

Energy & Natural Resources

2 ranked lawyersBand 2EcuadorLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly respected practice group with an important reputation in the Ecuadorian mining sector. Routinely advises clients on the negotiation of mining concessions with the government, as well as securing their finance and structuring them. Team is also known for assisting with environmental concerns and the procurement of permits for scout drilling. Minera Mesaloma is a notable client win for the firm.

Strengths

One client says: "Tobar ZVS's experience in the mining sphere allows us to take decisions that make our operations viable while also complying with the current Ecuadorian legislation."

Work highlights

Tobar ZVS advised SolGold on the structuring, negotiation and closing of a USD150 million financing agreement for the development of the Cascabel mining project.

Notable practitioners

Market observers praise César Zumárraga for his market-leading mining practice, with one enthusing: "He is able to handle the details of every transaction and exhibits a vast knowledge of the matters." They also endorse him for "being very active and always taking on responsibility." A different interviewee describes him as "a first-class lawyer who has a reputation that precedes him." César Zumárraga continues to boast a stellar practice advising clients with farm-in and joint venture agreements.

Senior associate Juan Fernando Larrea is "extremely attentive and focused on the details," according to an interviewee, who goes on to add: "He is always available and offers an excellent service in the field."

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Overview

The team has built an incomparable reputation with 23 years offering services in all aspects of the mining industry of Ecuador.

Our experience in public procurement and infrastructure development matters, representing local/international/public/private clients in a variety of projects:  government, municipal, bids and PPP, is based on a sound analysis from innovative perspectives to provide effective and efficient consultancy also in petroleum and gas, electricity and renewable energy sectors. 

For cases requiring holistic counseling we team-up with our Managing/Corporate Partner, who handled the latest major local mining transaction; a Tax Partner that successfully counsels several of the most relevant companies and holding groups in Ecuador; a Senior Associate focused in construction, energy-infrastructure projects and oil-gas; and Associate attorneys oriented to administrative, regulatory, environmental (sustainability), mining, renewable energy, corporate social responsibility areas.


Members

Larrea, Juan Fernando

Larrea, Juan Fernando

Mora-Bowen, Agustin

Narvaez, Andres

Paz y Miño, Andrés

Tobar, Bernardo

Zumárraga, César

Energy & Natural Resources

Tobar ZVS

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Location

Av. 12 de Octubre N26-97 y Lincoln

Edificio Torre 1492

Oficina 1505

Quito

Pichincha

Ecuador

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Ecuador

Energy & Natural Resources


César Zumárraga
Band 1
Juan Fernando Larrea
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