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Sebastian Perez - PBP Law
PBP Law

Sebastian Pérez-Arteta

Partner

Agribusiness, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Procurement

Sebastián is the Managing Partner of PBP. Thanks to his extensive experience and strategic vision, he co-heads the Energy department and has been involved in landmark projects in Ecuador.

Experience

Sebastián Pérez-Arteta has been the Managing Partner of the firm for more than 20 years and has a longstanding commercial, investment and public and private contracts practice, with a focus on energy and projects in Ecuador. Due to his extensive track record, which includes several landmark transactions in the country, he is recognized as a leading figure in these fields. He frequently advises local and foreign investors on complex negotiations and transactions and public bids. In his capacity as Managing Partner, Sebastián has been involved in most of the relevant cases or matters entrusted to the firm.

He provides clients and PBP´s team with strategic advice based on his in-depth knowledge of the Ecuadorian market, his practical approach and business acumen. Clients value his ability to see the big picture and his dispute resolution skills.

Sebastián has had extensive experience in the government, giving him a unique insight into both international and local matters. In his role as Private Secretary and Advisor to the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Integration (1982-1983) he gained a deep understanding of the Ecuadorian public sector and its interaction with private companies. He served as Counselor of the Embassy of Ecuador in Washington (1984-1987), which allowed him to work with multilateral organizations, thoroughly understanding foreign investors’ needs and how they relate to the Ecuadorian system and the country’s interest in attracting investment. He also served as Ecuador’s Deputy Minister of Finance (1992-1993), where he was involved in the preparation of several laws and regulations that organized and clarified the country’s public finances.

Recognitions

Professional Background

  • Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (1978 – present)
  • Private Secretary and Advisor to the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Integration, Ecuador (1982 – 1983)
  • Counselor, Embassy of Ecuador in Washington (1984 – 1987)
  • Deputy Minister of Finance, Ecuador (1992 – July 1993)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pichincha Chamber of Industry, Ecuador (1992 – 1993)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Quito Chamber of Commerce, Ecuador (1998 – 2000; 2002 – 2006)
  • Arbitrator, Quito Chamber of Commerce, Ecuador (1998 -present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Internal Revenue Service, Ecuador (1998 – 2000)
  • Member, National Securities Council, Ecuador (1999 – 2006)

Education

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito (Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1983)
  • Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (Degree in Law, 1978)

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

  • Ecuador Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Admissions

Ecuador

PBP Insights- Sebastian Pérez-Arteta

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…
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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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