INVESTMENT CONSULTING

  • Analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Free Trade Agreements.
  • Analysis of rules of Latin American investee countries.
  • Analysis of regulations in countries where investing companies are based.
  • Analysis of investment agreements.
  • Representation and advise to clients in the negotiation and signing of contracts.
  • Drafting and analysis of public, private, national and international contracts.
  • Reviewing and monitoring contracts.
  • Analysis of law rules applicable to contracts.
  • Consulting to regulatory entities.
  • Counseling with emphasis on Comparative Law of the regulatory framework applicable to the energy sector.
  • Development of International projects with particular focus on Latin America.
  • Preparation of exclusive agreements on the identification of markets.
  • Research of investment destinations and project feasibility analysis.
  • Legal assessment to the investor before, during and after the execution of their projects at the investment destination (Ecuador and Colombia)

LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Prevention and conflict resolution.
  • Legal representation in court and administrative proceedings.
  • Representation in national arbitration processes.
  • Representation in international trade and investment arbitration.
  • Representation in mediation or negotiation.
  • Correspondence for constitutional, arbitration and administrative processes in Quito and Bogota.

CORPORATE – M&A

  • Analysis and development of simple and complex corporate structures.
  • Company Constitutions.
  • Bylaw amendments and membership dissolution.
  • Capital increase (companies and branch)
  • Disolutions, Cancellations and Liquidations of companies.
  • Domiciliation of foreign branches and Cancellation of Branch Operations Permits.
  • Register of Foreign Credits with Control Authority.
  • Mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs. Review of corporate books.
  • Advisory Body before regulatory entities.
  • Consulting on corporate, labor and tax law issue.

ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY

  • Environmental licensing.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Assistance and legal representation before regulatory bodies.
  • Environmental administrative claims.
  • Analysis of applicable regulations.
  • Corporate social responsibility initiatives.
  • Environmental consulting and project development.
  • Social conflicts mitigation on large-scale projects.
  • Development and implementation of sustainable development strategies.
  • Community relations (human rights and business reputation).
  • Overall assessment to the process of previous consultation within communities Management before State Entities.

ENERGY

  • Negotiation of mining, oil, energy and gas contracts.
  • Obtaining operating permits before technical authorities.
  • Renewal of licenses and operating permits.
  • Representation and assistance before regulatory bodies.
  • Draft and review of Joint Ventures, Joint Operation Agreements (JOA), Farmouts and consortiums.
  • Preparation of Letters of Intent and Confidentiality Agreements related to energy projects.
  • Analysis of applicable regulations.
  • Advise and consulting before regulatory entities.
  • Oil assistance rounds and bidding processes of mining contracts.

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DUE DILIGENCE

  • Research of the business sector under study.
  • Inquiries before public and private entities.
  • Detailed analysis of datarooms.
  • Research and analysis of state regulations related to business sectors, subject of Due Diligence.
  • Analysis of contracts, operating permits, enabling titles, environmental licensing, etc.
  • Reporting on legal diagnosis.
  • Issuing reports in Spanish and English

“All glory comes from daring to begin.”

 Eugene Ware