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Edgar Bustamante Sierra

Associate

Lawyer and LLM in International Business Law. Legal advisor for complex corporate matters including international contracts, M&A’s, commercial, antitrust, customs, tax and labour law.

He has international experience in both the public and private sectors, where he’ve practiced as a legal consultant for international business operations around South America, Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Early in his career, he’ve had the opportunity engage in valuable trainings in the National Antitrust Agency of Catalunya. Nowadays, it advises companies of telecomunications in Ecuador and takes part in complex arbitrations.

Education:

– University of Miami (in progress), Law School (International Commercial Arbitration LLM) Miami – EEUU

– ESADE (International Business Law LLM) Barcelona – España

– Universidad Catolica de Guayaquil (Lawyer) Guayaquil – Ecuador.

Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.

E-mail: [email protected]

Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A, Investment Consulting, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Carlos Becilla Peñafiel

Associate

Lawyer, Master in Business Law and Master candidate in Administrative Law and Public Procurement. Has performed his duties within the area of legal advice of public institutions as National Secretary of Policy Management of Ecuador and the Association of Ecuadorian Local Governments, and as Secretary of the Permanent Specialized Commission of Workers Rights and Social Security at the Ecuador National Assembly. He has experience at the private sector and was part of many law firms at Guayaquil where worked as a legal assistant on civil law and labor affairs. His experience as a professional lawyer allows to have a legal defense of corporative interest against the government, as well as the development of projects aimed at the public interests. His experience at the public and private sector let him participate on many national laws projects and local and national regulation, contracts and judicial lawsuits.

Education:

– Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (Master in Administrative Law and Public Procurement) – Egresado) Quito, Ecuador


– Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (Master in Business Law) Guayaquil, Ecuador

– Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (Lawyer) Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Languages: Spanish and English.

E-mail: [email protected]

Practice Areas: Environment, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Angélica Campoverde Ortiz

Associate

Ecuadorian Attorney at Law, graduated from the University of Cuenca, with extensive experience in the areas of civil, tax and commercial law, human rights and legislative procedure.

Angelica holds an specialization degree in Tax Law and a Master’s in International Cooperation and Development. Her proffessional career in the government sector where she was Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Economic Commission of the Parliament of Ecuador, has allowed her to have extensive knowledge in economic’s regulation as well as to establish important involment within the productive sector of Ecuador.

In the private sector, Angelica has provided legal counseling on civil, immigration, corporate and tax law issues, including matters of international public and private law to clients located abroad.

Education:

– Universidad Católica del Sagrado Corazón (Máster en Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo) Milán, Italia.

– Catholic University of Milan (Master’s in international Cooperation and Development) Milan, Italy.

– Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (Superior Specialization in Tax Law) Quito, Ecuador.

– University de Cuenca (Bachelor Degree in Law) Azuay, Ecuador.

Languages: Spanish, English and Italian.

E-mail: [email protected]

Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Due Diligence.

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Karol Cabra Lozada

Associate

Lawyer and master in Law with emphasis on mining, oil and energy regulation. Throughout her professional career she has worked in the public sector as a professional as Legal Advisor of the Nuclear Affairs Group in the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia and professional in the National Mining Agency.

Karol stands out for its participation in the compilation of the Single Regulatory Decree for the Mining and Energy Sector, and legal support in the project to strengthen the Regulatory Authority in the nuclear sector and Legal evaluation of applications for mining concession contracts, respectively.

Such functions have allowed it to obtain high experience in issues related to the energy mining sector. In the private sector, she has experience related to road infrastructure, where she has served as legal deputy director in fourth-generation highway concessions in Colombia through legal advice and representation in defense, advice on compliance with the network management plan, definition of guidelines for restitution of the right of way and safeguard of the corridor, evidencing a great skill in the management of relations with entities of the national and territorial order.

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Andrés Villalba Burbano

Associate

Lawyer admitted in Ecuador. Has worked as Public Procurement Advisor of the Attorney General of the State of Ecuador, as well as in the Legal Management of the Public Company Television and Radio of Ecuador E.P. RTV ECUADOR. Was part of the staff of the largest law firm in the country, within the Corporate Area, serving large clients as national and international companies that have a remarkable position in the market.

His extensive experience allows him to contribute in the development of the business turn of the clients and his business objectives, through the implementation of strategies that go from the legal to the commercial. Has been advising state entities on issues related to investments in different economic sectors.

His experience in the public sector as well as on the private sector has allowed him to participate in projects of law, regulations, agreements, associative modalities (Consortium, Strategic Alliance, Public – Private Associations), contracts, Advice for the structuring and presentation of applications for Investment Contracts.

Education:

– Universidad de las Américas UDLA (Lawyer) Quito, Ecuador.

Languages: Spanish and English.

E-mail: [email protected]

Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A, Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Bryan Escaleras Martínez

Junior Associate

Lawyer admitted in Ecuador. Has worked as legal advisor in public financial entities, state financial and insurance companies.

He was part of the legal department of Capital Bank, solving issues of the shareholders committee and within the area of Legal Analysis, Investments and legal Portfolio Recovery.

He has an extensive experience in companies settlement.

His career allows him to contribute to business development through the analysis and implementation of legal strategies,

His experience in the private-financial, public financial and research sector has allowed him to participate in the preparation of law projects for the National Assembly of Ecuador.

Education:

– Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Lawyer) Quito, Ecuador.

Languages: Spanish, English and German.

E-mail: [email protected]

Practice Areas: Corporativo y M&A, Litigios y Litigio & Métodos de Resolución de Conflictos.

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