Public Contracts and Project Finance

We have a long history of involvement in major infrastructure projects in Ecuador. We advise concessionaires, contractors, construction companies, financiers, multilateral agencies, investment banks and consultants for private and public projects.

In this respect, we consider our firm to be a key player in Ecuador’s economic development.

These large-scale projects usually involve our tax, labor, litigation and competition units, thus applying our philosophy of integrated teamwork.

Our flagship projects include:

  • The negotiation, concession, implementation and operation of the new Quito airport, on behalf of our client Corporación Quiport (2011).
  • Negotiating the sale of activities of our client Noble Energy to the Ecuadorian State.
  • Advising the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in granting a loan to a local public drinking water company (2004).
  • Advising Techint in the negotiation and construction of the Heavy Crude Pipeline (OCP) (1999-2002).
  • Advising Williams Brothers in the negotiation and construction of an oil pipeline in Ecuador (1987).
  • Advising Sumitomo Chiyoda in the negotiation and construction of Ecuador’s main refinery (1974-2006).

What they say about us

Chambers Latin America

“Sandra Reed enters the rankings for her key role in notable work highlights such as advising Corporación Quiport on the real estate aspects of the new Quito airport. Sources praise her business acumen and long-standing experience in this sphere”.

Latin Lawyer

“Highly intelligent, diligent, committed and effective – that’s how clients describe the partner Sandra Reed, whose service, they say, is outstanding. In charge of project finance for the firm, she has represented the concessionaire, developers and operators of Quito International Airport in the renegotiation of the project’s contracts with lenders and local authorities, and Sandra Reed stands out for her knowledge of real estate with regard to projects. The team assisted Hewlett-Packard Ecuador in the negotiation of a lease to Corporación Quiport in all real estate aspects of the new Quito airport.”