Marcos Chiluisa

Marcos Chiluisa is a business development advisor and licensed attorney.  Marcos’ legal practice focuses on Real Estate¸ Corporate, Labor, Administrative and Immigration counseling.  With the Ecuadorian Ministry for the Environment’s “Forest Administration System” Marcos has served on numerous committees, including the Policy Committee, Nominating Committee, Business Development Committee, and New Environmental Legislation Committee.Marcos began practicing professionally in 2004 as a Real Estate development litigator and counselor. He has litigated over 150 trials for tax collection and has tried numerous cases in administrative courts.  He also has extensive experience in drafting original business contracts.
Prior to starting EcuaAssist, Marcos and a group of colleagues founded Ambientar, an environmental consulting firm.  He was also the main Attorney for NGO Centro de la Niña Trabajadora [Center for the Girl Laborer] where he resolved family conflicts for disadvantaged families who could not otherwise access the justice system.
At EcuaAssist, Marcos has been very active in Immigration counseling. He has advised over 100 foreign investors on a wide variety Immigration issues, ranging from the creation of new businesses and corporate mergers to financial management of “Foreign Investors with New Capital in Ecuador”, Ecuador’s most recent property tax benefit.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS:
Bar Assn.: Colegio de Abogados de Pichincha, Lic. No. 9891
B.A., cum laude, Universidad de Las Américas, 2004
HOBBIES:
Running cross country, hiking, surfing, biking, ping pong, yoga.

Sandra Reed

Sandra Reed has spent many years advising and assisting PBP´s clients in several of the most important and challenging infrastructure, alternative energy, concession, project finance, and real estate projects to have taken place in Ecuador.

Among her activities stands out her assistance – for a decade – to Corporación Quiport in all legal aspects related to the concession, planning, negotiation, financing and implementation of the new Quito international airport.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
  • Permanent legal advice to Corporación Quiport.
  • Advisory services to important international construction companies.
  • Advisory services to well-known international service companies.
  • Advisory services to international oil service companies.

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce:

After nearly a century of advising local and foreign clients in Ecuador, we focus on developing professional long-term relationships. We combine experience and dynamism to offer practical, swift and integrated solutions, regardless of the complexity of the matter.

We handle large-scale cases, adapting our teams to the requirements of each matter. We are important players in highly complex national and international operations, working closely with leading law firms abroad.

We have the largest professional team of lawyers in Ecuador, specializing in all major areas of the law and practicing under strict professional standards. As a firm with a strong leadership culture, we focus on training our young lawyers in the challenges of the profession.

Our fees are predictable, fair and transparent, adapted to our clients’ payment requirements.

Our commitment also extends to the community. Pro bono work is a priority in the firm. It is a commitment inherent to our profession, and we are honored to be able to provide justice for vulnerable groups and individuals of limited financial resources.

Real Estate Practice:

We advise and support our clients during all phases of their Real Estate projects: from attaining and managing municipal permits, to establishing tax and contractual structuring to maximize value and preempt litigation.

We have actively participated in landmark infrastructure projects carried out in Ecuador, such as the concession and construction of the new international airport in Quito, engineering of the heavy crude oil pipeline (Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados – OCP) and the concession and construction of the Machala Power plant of electricity generation.

We also assist in all regulatory matters, contract negotiations, government relations, environmental matters and litigation prevention.