Pérez Bustamante & Ponce
Member firm for Ecuador

Firm Overview

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (“PBP”) is a leading full service law firm in Ecuador with offices in Quito and Guayaquil and relationships throughout the world. Since 1916, it has provided quality legal advice to local and international clients and has participated in many of the country´s landmark legal matters.

PBP combines experience with dynamism. Many of its lawyers are reputable attorneys widely recognized in their specialized practice areas, university professors and well-known lecturers. The firm also has a large group of determined and efficient young lawyers who excel in their respective practice areas. This combination allows to effectively meet its clients’ needs and handle complex legal matters.

The firm has been appointed “Ecuadorian Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers Latin America in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, and by Who’s Who Legal in years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

PBP offers a comprehensive portfolio of international services comprising the following:

International Arbitration The firm has extensive experience in international arbitration, including ICSID and ICC cases.

Tax PBP’s Tax Unit is devoted to serving clients in tax advice, planning, litigation and compliance and is one of our core areas of practice.

Banking and Finance For many years the firm has assisted foreign and local banks operating in different areas in the Ecuadorian market, including Ecuador’s recent sovereign bond issuance.

Energy The firm advises international clients in all legal matters concerning negotiation, set up and operation of their energy projects, including: oil and gas, electricity, mining and renewable energies.

Mergers and Acquisitions The firm has led several prominent mergers and acquisitions, such as the merger between Holcim and Lafarge and the acquisition of Santillana by Random House Mondadori.

Project Finance and Infrastructure Project financing has been one of the most active areas at PBP, especially regarding financing, construction and development of Quito’s new airport.

Labor and Immigration The firm advices labor and immigration and has represented clients in high stake labor litigation with remarkable results.

Intellectual Property The firm´s IP area has consolidated its practice in management of trademark portfolios, litigation and antipiracy measures in Ecuador.