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Juan Carlos Bustamante

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Main areas or work are private international law, oil law, tax law, and corporate and administrative law.


For more than 50 years, Juan Carlos has been a major player in the corporate arena. With a remarkable technical knowledge, to this date, he advises the most significant clients in corporate and commercial matters and is widely recognized for his experience and expertise in cross-border deals. He has vast experience in private equity, group reorganizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Juan Carlos is definitely one of the most widely respected corporate lawyers in the country and is commonly approached by high profile clients for particularly complex and challenging matters.

Juan Carlos Bustamante is a key player of the energy industry in Ecuador, a widely respected attorney commonly described by sources as "an institution". Ranking agencies highlight his knowledge of oil and gas matters, having more than 45 years of experience in the energy sector and having led the most important historical matters in the Ecuadorian market.


Foreign Investment in Ecuador


Admitted in 1985. Became a Partner of Bustamante & Bustamante in 1968; Professor of International Private Law for 30 years at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.


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Corporate Tax 2020 Law and Practice in Ecuador

Juan Carlos Bustamante, Maria Fernanda Saá-Jaramillo, María Lorena Ortíz, Pedro Gómez de la Torre

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