Year established: 1956.
Bustamante & Bustamante is a law firm of national and international standing with one of the most reputable legal practices in Ecuador. Due to our reputation for integrity, professionalism and superior service, we have been able to advise national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governmental organisations from countries, such as the United States, China, England, Canada, and Italy, for 60 years now. We have one of the largest intellectual property practices in the country. In addition, we advise clients with regard to numerous other matters, including oil and gas, project finance, tax, franchise, mergers and acquisitions, banking and financial services, corporate, mining, telecommunications, electrification, privatisation, insurance, real estate, and labour law.
Our firm has earned the respect of domestic and international clientele and competing law firms due to the skill and concerted work ethics of our attorneys. More importantly, our clients and competitors respect Bustamante & Bustamante’s fervent commitment to honesty, loyalty and fairness. We ensure that each member of our legal and support staff understands the importance of ethical behaviour, integrity and confidentiality. Attorneys and staff at Bustamante & Bustamante are unswerving in their commitment to acting ethically in all of the matters they handle for the firm and our clients.
Bustamante & Bustamante guarantees excellent service by hiring and training the best legal personnel and support staff available. We are an equal opportunity employer with 10 partners, 25 attorneys and over 70 support staff of varied nationalities who have studied and worked in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America and are fluent in English and Spanish as well as other languages. Attorneys at Bustamante & Bustamante have received degrees, including LLM, from universities in the United States, Europe and Latin America.
The firm also maintains a system of cooperation with law firms throughout the Andean Pact subregion, which is particularly important for handling foreign investment and intellectual property matters. Bustamante & Bustamante is a member of Multilaw, an association of independent law firms in private practice throughout the world, whose purpose is to aid members in serving their international clients, and of Bomchil, Castro, Goodrich, Claro, Arosemena & Associates, an association of Latin American law firms providing services to international clientele.
Bustamante & Bustamante is a law firm highly specialised in handling intellectual property. It was established in 1956 as a service for Ecuadorean and foreign clientele to provide technical and legal assistance in all areas related to industrial and intellectual property. With time, and thanks to the excellence we have earned, accompanied by our dedication, commitment and philosophy directed at satisfying client needs, the firm has become one of the most sought after and prestigious of the country. We provide legal support to a wide array of clients, from individuals to the most distinguished multinational companies. Our exceptionally qualified and trained staff are selected on the basis of their formal education, technical skills and solid client commitment.
We are aware of the importance and need to be well acquainted with the most recent intellectual property developments taking place around the globe. Our partners and associates actively participate in congresses and seminars and write articles for several specialised publications.
We are members of the following associations: International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI), International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI), International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Licensing Executives Society (LES), Asociación Ecuatoriana de la Propiedad Intelectual (AEPI) and World Services Group.
Named Best Ecuadorian Law Firm in 2015 by Who’s Who Legal and in 2012 by Chambers Latin America. Consistently recommended by Latin Lawyer 250. Ranked as Leading Law Firm by IFLR. Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property as a leading law firm for intellectual property matters in Ecuador.