Edgar Acosta-Grijalva

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Energy and Natural Resources, Tax, Labor, Public Procurement, Technology and Innovation, Foreign Trade, Dispute Resolution

Edgar has extensive experience and thorough knowledge of Ecuadorian legislation in the oil & gas, infrastructure, tax and foreign trade sectors.

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Experience

Edgar focuses on administrative, oil & gas, tax, customs, public procurement and labor matters with special emphasis on the energy and infrastructure sector.

He counsels clients on administrative and court disputes which may arise between companies and state-owned entities, whether regarding petitions, claims, appeals or public procurement.

Clients value his specialist knowledge of oil & gas legislation and practices, tax aspects and foreign trade, as well as his advice and representation in labor disputes.

Recognitions

Professional Background

  • Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (1993 – present)
  • Legal Under Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Ecuador (January – June 2001)
  • Legal Advisor, Presidency of the Republic, Ecuador (February – August 1998)
  • Coordinator, Office of the Under Secretary for Revenue, Ecuador (1992 – 1993)
  • Head, Foreign Trade Department, Ministry of Finance, Ecuador (1992)

Education

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito (Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1988)
  • Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, Quito, Ecuador (Diploma in National Security, 2001)
  • Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, Quito, Ecuador (Diploma in Development – Specialist in National Security, 2005)

Languages

Spanish

Memberships

  • Ecuador Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Admissions

Ecuador

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