Managing Partner: Xavier Andrade
Number of partners: 3
Total number of lawyers: 15
Andrade Veloz is a boutique law firm established in 1974 that delivers specialised and sophisticated services in the overall field of business law, with particular emphasis on highly competitive and state-regulated industries.
Areas of Practice:
Commercial & Corporate (M&A): 20%
Competition (Antitrust): 20%
Dispute Resolution: 20%
Other (Environmental, Labour, Taxation): 20%
Main Areas of Practice:
Andrade Veloz has extensive experience in mining law, having practiced in this industry for over 20 years. It advises its clients on all phases of their mining activities. The firm has been retained by Canadian First Quantum Minerals, Mexican Southern Copper, Canadian Lumina Gold, Canadian Dynasty Metals & Mining, Chinese Junefield, among others, to advise on their day-to-day operations.
Commercial & Corporate (M&A):
Andrade Veloz is known in the market for having a sophisticated corporate practice. Beyond advising in the selection of appropriate vehicles to implement a particular project, the firm focuses on matters requiring knowledge and experience, such as M&A transactions and complex disputes between shareholders and managers. Andrade Veloz has recently participated in major M&A transactions in the gas, mining, services and telecommunications sectors.
Andrade Veloz has been a pioneer in this discipline from the enactment of the competition law (2011). The firm advises clients particularly on preventive audits, compliance programs, competition cases and premerger notifications. The added value of the firm is its knowledge of the market and the economic underpinnings of the competition legislation. The firm has been recently retained by companies operating in the cement, pharmaceutical, food, insurance, finance, distribution and gas industries.
Andrade Veloz strongly recommends alternative dispute resolution mechanisms as the most suitable means for achieving impartial decisions in Ecuador. Its lawyers have served both as arbitrators and counsels in dozens of local and international cases. The firm prides itself on being innovative and thorough in its cases. It currently represents clients in arbitration proceedings in the telecommunication, construction, oil and financial sectors.
Andrade Veloz is a truly international boutique law firm. Its lawyers have worked in global law firms, speak several languages and have experience in international transactions. The firm regularly works as co-counsel of global law firms in international arbitration proceedings and M&A transactions.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.