María Isabel Aillón-Vásconez

Director

Transport, Dispute Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Projects, Technology and Innovation

Maria Isabel Aillón is member of our mining team and has broad experience in dispute resolution with an emphasis on arbitration.

Experience

María Isabel specializes in mining and dispute resolution.

She advises investors on the process of obtaining concessions, structuring investments and mining regulations. She often represents her clients before sector authorities.

In the area of dispute resolution, María Isabel represents domestic and foreign companies in legal proceedings that include: civil liability and tort, environmental responsibility, administrative proceedings and litigation at the Ecuadorian courts, and domestic and international arbitration.

Recognitions

Experience

María Isabel specializes in mining and dispute resolution.

She advises investors on the process of obtaining concessions, structuring investments and mining regulations. She often represents her clients before sector authorities.

In the area of dispute resolution, María Isabel represents domestic and foreign companies in legal proceedings that include: civil liability and tort, environmental responsibility, administrative proceedings and litigation at the Ecuadorian courts, and domestic and international arbitration.

Professional Background

  • Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (2007 – present).
  • Women in Mining Ecuador (2019 – present).

Education

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito (Lawyer, 2010)
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador (Advanced Specialist in Constitutional Law, 2011)
  • The Center for American and International Law, Texas, U.S.A. (Fellow of the Academy, 2012)
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador (Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law, 2013)
  • University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. (Master’s Degree in Law, LL.M., 2015)

Languages

Spanish, English

Admissions

Ecuador

Memberships

  • Ecuador Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Publications

  • “Doing Business”, The World Bank, Permanent Collaborator

PBP Insights – María Isabel Aillón Vásconez

AutoresAndrés BrownBelén JaramilloJosé OrtizMaría AillónNicolás Maldonado
January 4, 2021

Five New Directors at PBP

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) has appointed five new directors: Andrés Brown (Corporate and M&A), Belén Jaramillo (Labor), David Ortiz (Dispute Resolution), María Isabel Aillón (Mining) and Nicolás Maldonado (Tax…
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April 28, 2017

The Myth of Life without Mining

Mining in Ecuador is in full swing and its potential is encouraging. Mining, however, has been questioned as to whether or not it is necessary to push it forward as…
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December 11, 2016

Evolution of Mining laws in Ecuador

The origin of mining in Ecuador dates back to the pre-Inca period.  Works in gold, silver and platinum by pre-Columbian cultures demonstrate this fact. New local mining encampments appeared after…
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