Prizes and Awards

Our greatest reward is to keep receiving the absolute trust of our clients. However, we also feel gratified by recognition from international publications, such as:

Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence: Ecuador Law Firm of the Year

The law firm guide Chambers and Partners, considered to have the highest standards in the world, has declared us Ecuadorian firm of the year on eight occasions: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015  2016, 2017.

“The work has been uniformly outstanding – responsive, thoughtful, well versed in local law, and attentive to detail. They are particularly good at finding creative and practical solutions to complex problems, and equally good at (…) analyzing them in a way that is easily understood by foreign legal practitioners and clients”

Client’s opinion
Chambers Latin America 2018


Who’s Who Legal: Ecuador Law Firm of the Year

The London publication “Who’s Who Legal” (associated with Latin Lawyer) named PBP Ecuadorian law firm of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Who’s Who Legal has been classifying leading lawyers and law firms in 56 countries since 1996. Its methodology is rigorous, based on interviews with clients and international lawyers, case/practical studies and the track record of individual lawyers as well as law firms.


The Legal 500

The Legal 500 has been one of the most reliable sources of law firm analysis around the world for the last 25 years. Its research methods are scrupulous and its analysis stringent. According to the Legal 500:

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce is one of the best firms in Ecuador and provides a premium service to clients… The outstanding Pérez Bustamante & Ponce includes dispute resolution within its full-service offering, handling the full range of contentious work (barring criminal matters), and emphasizing arbitration and mediation in seeking alternative solutions for clients… Held in high regard by the market for its full-service strength, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce handles a healthy array of energy matters for an impressive range of clients, from permanent advice on day-to-day operations through to contract and concession negotiation with the Ecuadorian government….Pérez Bustamante & Ponce’s knowledgeable tax team advises local and international companies and individuals on compliance with tax regulations, tax planning, due diligence, and assistance with inspections carried out by tax authorities.”


IFLR 1000

This prestigious publication specializing in corporate and financial law firms is linked to the Euromoney group. Its field of analysis includes 24 editions and the evaluation of law firms in more than 120 countries. They claim that:

“Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has excelled in the Ecuadorian legal market for over a century and is well respected by peers and clients alike.  ‘They’re a very competitive firm,’ a peer notes. ‘They work very well as a large law firm servicing international and local clients.’ One client says that: ‘the team has deep knowledge of the corporate, commercial contracts, anti-trust, regulatory, taxes areas. They are always willing to help and their availability and disposition is excellent’ ”.

Link to the review