José Rafael is a partner co-heading the corporate and antitrust departments at Bustamante & Bustamante. He has vast experience in transactional work in Ecuador in a wide range of industries, being advisor to an array of businesses from start-ups to SMEs to large international corporates. He is widely recognized for his knowledge and experience in the commercial field and his ability to structure complex transactions and cross-border deals that have set a precedent in Ecuadorian jurisdiction. He has participated in the main M&A transactions that have taken place in the last 8 years in Ecuador, earning recognition in this field nationally and globally for his outstanding customer service. José Rafael´s practice is focused on transactional M&A matters, negotiating significant contracts, as well as financings and merger clearance processes.
In addition, José Rafael regularly advises on corporate governance issues, regulatory compliance, competition law, employment matters, as well as outsourcing, franchising, licensing, distribution and restructuring projects. His consistent growth and track record, handling the major transactions taking place in Ecuador, clearly depict the leading role of this attorney in the Ecuadorian corporate arena.
Attorney - Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics & Finance - University of Richmond, Richmond, VA