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Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

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Managing Partner: Sebastián Pérez-Arteta
Number of partners worldwide: 14
Total number of lawyers worldwide: 79

Contacts:

Arbitration & Litigation: Rodrigo Jijón, Juan Manuel Marchán
Energy: Sebastián Perez-Arteta, Francisco Roldán
Project Financing: Sandra Reed, Juan Manuel Marchán
Mergers & Acquisitions: Diego Pérez-Ordóñez
Banking & Finance: Bruno Pineda
Intellectual Property: Francisco Pérez-Gangotena
Competition: Diego Pérez-Ordóñez
Mining & Environmental: Jaime Zaldumbide
Labour & Immigration: Diego Palacios, Javier Salvador
Tax: Juan Gabriel Reyes

Firm Overview:
PBP is the largest firm in Ecuador, consistently considered a leader in the legal market and a trusted advisor for national and international clients. It has offices in Quito and Guayaquil and outreach throughout Ecuador.

PBP has consistently been honored as Ecuadorian Firm of the Year by Chambers Latin America (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009) and by Who's Who Legal (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010).

Main Areas of Practice:
PBP offers a comprehensive portfolio of international services:

International Arbitration:
The team has extensive experience in investment and commercial arbitration. 

Tax:
PBP’s tax unit is one of its core practice areas. With a multidisciplinary focus it provides private and corporate clients with tax advice, planning and representation in litigation and claims.

Banking, Finance & Insurance:
The firm assists foreign and local banks, multilaterals, insurers and reinsurers in their activities in Ecuador.

Energy & Natural Resources:
PBP has led the negotiation, signing and implementation of major projects in Ecuador’s oil, gas, mining, hydroelectric and alternative energy industries.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm is at the forefront of structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions. Lawyers actively participate in multinational teams and work closely with international law firms.

Infrastructure & Project Finance:
Being one of the most active sectors in the past years, PBP practice has participated and developed a particular expertise in public private partnership projects in the country.

Competition & Antitrust:
PBP advises and represents local and foreign clients in all areas of antitrust. The firm has particular experience in procedures against the antitrust authority and litigation.

Compliance & Anti-Corruption:
PBP is a pioneer in the region in this area. It advises local and foreign clients in all compliance matters, including design and implementation of compliance programs, pre-acquisition corruption risk assessments, compliance due diligence, internal investigations, remediation and litigation.

Labour & Immigration:
PBP advises clients on how to face and adapt to the growing demands of recently enacted regulations in this area, including employment, social security and immigration issues.

Intellectual Property:
PBP’s IP practice combines a long track record with a dynamic and up-to-date team of experts. It is best known for handling local and/or foreign trademark portfolios, dispute resolution and IP due diligence processes.

CONTACTS

Arbitration & Litigation: Rodrigo Jijón, Juan Manuel Marchán
Energy: Sebastián Perez-Arteta, Francisco Roldán
Project Financing: Sandra Reed, Juan Manuel Marchán
Mergers & Acquisitions: Diego Pérez-Ordóñez
Banking & Finance: Bruno Pineda
Intellectual Property: Francisco Pérez-Gangotena
Competition: Diego Pérez-Ordóñez
Mining & Environmental: Jaime Zaldumbide
Labour & Immigration: Diego Palacios, Javier Salvador
Tax: Juan Gabriel Reyes 

LinkedIn: Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP)
Twitter: @pbplaw