This focus allows us to:

Advise on corporate reorganizations to ensure the best local and multijurisdictional corporate structures.

Help companies and enterprises with regulatory compliance and dealings with regulators.

Advise on the implementation of best corporate governance practices and shareholder agreements.

Advise values-driven companies (B corporations) on incorporation and operation.


Chambers Latin America 2022

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Band 1

“Market-leading full-service powerhouse with a renowned corporate practice group.”

Latin Lawyer 2021

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Pérez Bustamante has a strong reputation in Ecuador’s M&A market and is one of the leading firms. Pérez Bustamante’s prominence in transactional mandates is down to a group of highly esteemed partners. Their experience and finely tuned business approach ensure that clients return, time and again. One regular client says the firm’s corporate lawyers ‘are extremely knowledgeable and have world class standards’. The team is also making a name for itself in the start-up sector, advising disruptive companies setting up in Ecuador.

The Legal 500 2021

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The ‘prestigious and well-regarded’ Pérez Bustamante & Ponce remains one of the strongest firms for corporate work in Ecuador, with a large department that is especially notable for its work on M&A deals.

Chambers Latin America 2021

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The Only firm in Band 1

Market-leading full-service powerhouse with a renowned corporate practice group. Strong bench of recognised practitioners is noted for assisting leading local and international clients with cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, share purchase agreements and divestitures. Boasts additional expertise advising on complex corporate restructuring, as well as assisting start-ups and major multinationals with their incorporations in the country.


The firm comes highly recommended by clients, with one reporting: “The team clearly has strong experience advising clients on complex corporate and transactional matters,” adding that “the team is comprised of an extraordinary group of lawyers with superb standards and precise, business-oriented advice.” Another interviewee praises the firm for providing “a top-tier service,” while they also note that “the firm’s service has, without a doubt, been one of the best I have received across Latin America.”

Chambers Latin America 2020

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“Market-leading full-service firm boasting a stellar corporate advisory and transactional practice.”

“Advises an impressive client roster of international and national clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, shipping and insurance.”


Clients are quick to show their enthusiasm for the firm’s service, highlighting: “We love working with them and believe they are definitely the top choice in Ecuador, they are a very reliable firm,” adding that “they provide quick responses with deep and thorough analysis.”

Other clients say: “They are very client-focused and very co-ordinated. The whole team knew what the end goal was and how to get there, without any sidetracking,” further complimenting: “They have international clients and you can see that reflected in their advice. They understand what is important to a foreign-based company.”

The Legal 500 2019

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“‘Very professional’, the ‘outstanding’ department at Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has a considerable share of the market, profound experience in cross-border transactions and is noted for its US-trained partners.”

Chambers Latin America 2019

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“Heavyweight practice at the forefront of the market with expertise spanning domestic and cross-border corporate finance transactions, including M&A and divestitures, as well as the purchase and disposal of minority equity stakes””. Represents a diverse roster of local and international clients in the automotive, banking and finance and technology sectors.”

Chambers Latin America 2018

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“Highly distinguished team offering counsel to domestic and international clients on a wide range of corporate issues, including cross-border M&A. Also advises on complex financial and capital markets transactions including sovereign bond issuances. “The team is often praised by clients for its responsiveness and efficiency, as one source notes: “I have the best impression of the firm. They are very professional with their service; they stand out for their quality, specialisation and swiftness of response.”

The Legal 500 2018

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“Highly regarded in the market, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce’s corporate and M&A practice is often instructed by multinationals on inbound cross-border M&A work.”


Reminder of obligations for March 2021

Reminder that the following obligations must be met in March 2021

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The Superintendency of Companies, Securities and Insurance issued the resolution establishing the table for contributions to be paid by companies and other entities subject to the supervision and control of this entity in the year 2021.

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