Francisco Roldán-Cobo

Partner

Partner

Francisco Roldan - PBP Law
PBP Law

Francisco Roldán-Cobo

Partner

Energy and Natural Resources, Manufacturing

Francisco leads our Energy practice and is highly regarded as one of Ecuador’s most experienced lawyers in the oil and gas and electricity sectors

Experience

Francisco is one of Ecuador’s most experienced lawyers in energy matters, with a particular emphasis on oil, gas and electricity. He has a decades-long tack record of negotiating and implementing oil contracts and advises our energy clients on their day-to-day operations and challenges. He also has extensive experience in negotiatiating and implementing electric power and alternative energy contracts.

Recognitions

Professional Background

  • Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (1983 – present)
  • Bustamante & Crespo (1974 – 1982)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pichincha Chamber of Industry (1993 – 1997, 1999 – 2003, 2005 – present)
  • Member, Contract Administration Committee, CONOCO (MAXUS)-PETROECUADOR Contract (1990 – 1996)
  • Member, Contract Administration Committee, PETROCANADA-PETROECUADOR Contract (1987 – 1991)
  • Member, Advisory Board (Quito Division), Banco La Previsora (1986 – 1996)
  • Director, Banco Aserval, Ecuador (1985 – 1999)

Negotiating Groups

  • Member of the negotiating groups for modification of the following Production Sharing Contracts:  City Investing (1995); Maxus-YPF (1996)
  • Member of the negotiating group for modification of the Production Sharing Contract  of City Investing-Block 27 (1996)
  • Advisor to Creditor Banks’ Management Committee in three Ecuadorian public debt restructuring processes (1983, 1986, 1994)
  • Member of the negotiating groups for the following Service Contracts:  Belco-Blocks 1 and 2 (1985); BP-Block 7 (1985); Conoco-Block 16 (1986); Petrocanada-Block 9 (1987); Arco-Block 10 (1988); Maxus-Tivacuno Area (1991)

Education

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito (Degree in Political Science, 1974)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito (Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1978)
  • Oxford Center, England (Comparative Law Course, 1979)
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A. (Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Law School, 1991)
  • American Graduate School of International Management (Advanced Management Program for Oil and Gas Company Managers, 1991)

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

  • Quito Bar Association
  • Ecuador Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Admissions

Ecuador

Publications

  • Incentives for Foreign Investors in Ecuador

Perspectivas PBPFrancisco Roldán-Cobo

AutoresJaime ZaldumbideMaría Aillón
October 14, 2022

The Merger Control Review 2022

  Jaime Zaldumbide y María Isabel Aillón, partner and director of  PBP's mining practice, are the authors of the Ecuador Chapter of the publication “The Mining Law Review”.   Reproduced…
PBP Law AutoresDiego PerezMario Navarrete
September 13, 2022

The Merger Control Review 2022

  Our Partner Diego Pérez Ordóñez, and Senior Associate Mario Navarrete Serrano members of our Competition team, have authored the Ecuador Chapter of The Merger Control Review – Edition 13…
AutoresEditorial Board
March 21, 2022

The rule that regulates ancillary payment systems has been issued

On March 11, 2022, by resolution No. JPRM-022-010-M, the Board for Monetary Policy and Regulation (“JPRM”) issued the Rule that Regulates Ancillary Payment Systems. This resolution describes the services which…
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