Pérez Bustamante & Ponce-PBP has named four new partners in three practice areas: Carmen Simone (Tax); Edgar Ulloa (Dispute Resolution); Javier Salvador (Labor) and Juan Francisco Carrasco (Tax).  For clients of PBP, these areas of service with an industrial focus are key to conducting business in Ecuador. For PBP, it is a clear example of our professional development policies.
Our four new partners have stood out for their high level of performance, teamwork, customer service and commitment to university teaching. Carmen, Édgar, Javier and Juan Francisco are considered leaders in their areas and are frequently invited to speak at national and international events on legal issues. The four represent our high standards of professionalism and specialization.
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● Carmen Simone
Carmen joined PBP six years ago after an important career in the public sector, including roles as Vice Minister of Human Rights, Judge of the Third Chamber of the District Tax Court of Quito and Reporting Secretary of the Tax Chamber – Supreme Court of Justice. She has in-depth knowledge of the tax and commercial system, specializing in the food and beverage industry and the auto sector, and she is an expert in administrative and court proceedings in tax and customs matters.
Carmen advises on structuring corporate transactions, investment protection and making the most of tax incentives for public-private partnerships and new investments.
Clients say about Carmen ““She is very knowledgeable about corporate tax,” and adding: “She commands respect when she speaks and gives you confidence that her advice is well founded in knowledge. Chambers Latin America 2020.
Learn more about Carmen here.

● Edgar Ulloa

Edgar began his career as an attorney at PBP 13 years ago and is known for his commitment and excellence in handling complex matters. He specializes in challenging litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings in the finance, telecoms and agro-industry sectors, as well as proceedings for damages. He is recognized as a reliable strategist. His experience means he can clearly define the best path to handle a dispute and achieve the intended goal.
He is often invited as a panelist or speaker to various events on dispute resolution.
Sources praise his high-quality work and affirm that they “wouldn’t think twice about working with him due to his solid knowledge and professionalism.”
“He has been instrumental in defining our litigation strategies and offers knowledge of the administrative procedures and litigation mandates” Client quoted by Chambers Latin America.
Learn more about Edgar here.

● Javier Salvador

Javier joined PBP five years ago, after a commendable career at a respected boutique labor law firm in Ecuador. His knowledge of labor law and international trends, as well as his understanding of the commercial objectives of the companies he advises, means he offers practical legal counsel with added value. Javier advises companies in the extractive, pharmaceutical, aviation and hospitality sectors.
He also participates in labor litigation and collective proceedings.
He is a professor and a frequent speaker at local and international events.
A very sharp adviser” who “balances knowledge of law with a commercial approach in terms of finding solutions for the client“. Client quoted by Chambers Latin America
I was really impressed by his skills, knowledge of the law and attitude – he’s simply a well-rounded, standout labour lawyer.” Client quoted by Chambers Latin America
Learn more about Javier here.

● Juan Francisco Carrasco

Juan Francisco joined PBP in 2011. He focuses on tax advice for domestic and international companies, with a special emphasis on energy, technology and infrastructure. His skill in corporate tax, loan structuring, new investment and international tax has made him a trusted advisor for local and international clients.
The Legal 500 has highlighted him as a key figure in PBP’s tax practice, who stands out as a leader in the market.
Learn more about Juan Francisco here.


We wish our new partners every success in their new roles!

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