Juan Carlos Bustamante

Juan Carlos Bustamante
Avenue Patria E4-69 y Amazonas
COFIEC Building, floor 10
PO Box 1701 02455
+593 2 256 4064


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Juan Carlos Bustamante practises across the areas of general practice, tax, corporate, oil and gas, and public procurement.

As senior partner of the firm, he provides legal advice in different areas of the law to individuals and to national and international companies from both the public and private sectors. He is also the head of the firm's tax department. He has been consistently ranked by Chambers & Partners as senior statesman in the categories of tax, energy and natural resources, and corporate/commercial. He practises in the field of business development and also in public procurement and negotiations under commercial agreements. He has handled contracts for repaying debt to the state and provides legal assistance in matters of energy, insurance, contracts with banks, the purchase and sale of movable and immovable property, grant of security, foreign investment, contracts for setting up trusts to pay liabilities under transactions with the state and involving foreign financial institutions, and in the issuance of bonds. He advises in project financing and in drafting contracts related thereto.

Juan Carlos studied at the Catholic University of Ecuador (Doctor of Law, 1985; Licentiate, 1966).

He became a partner of Bustamante & Bustamante in 1968. He was a professor of international private law for 30 years at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito and he is a former arbitrator of the national mediation and arbitration centre of the Chamber of Construction.

Juan Carlos is a member of the Quito Bar Association, International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Inter-American Bar Association.

WWL says: Juan Carlos Bustamante is a prominent figure in the international market. He is a go-to adviser for cross-border transactions in Ecuador with broad expertise in the energy industry.

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