Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Juan Manuel Marchán

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Practice Areas

Juan Manuel focuses on mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure, financing and local and international arbitration.

In M&A, Juan Manuel handles multijurisdictional corporate operations and transactions and offers expert advice to buyers, sellers, investment bankers and lenders on SPAs, asset sales, due diligence processes and closing transactions. He has represented banks and issuers in international bond issues. He counsels international companies on major infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships, strategic alliances and project financing.

In local and international arbitration, Juan Manuel has advised clients in international arbitration concerning investment, infrastructure, oil & gas, electric power and complex commercial issues. He is a regular arbitrator in local and international cases.


Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (2004–present) / National and international lecturer and speaker (present) / Arbitrator, Quito Chamber of Commerce, Ecuador (2015–present) / Arbitrator, Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce, Quito (2013–present) / Professor of International Arbitration, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (2016–present)/ Secretary, Arbitral Tribunals, Quito Chamber of Commerce, Ecuador (2003–2013) / Secretary, Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce, Quito (2003–2014)

Professional Memberships

Ecuador Bar Association / International Bar Association / Member, Young Council / International Bar Association (2015–present) / Vice President, ICC Ecuador National Committee (2016–present) / Founding member and Vice President, Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute (2008–present)