Durand Abogados has extensive experience in the legal, business and regulatory environments of Ecuador. The strength of our Ecuador group results from our expertise in the areas of communications, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, insolvency/restructuring, international arbitration and project finance. Our practice provides advice to issuers, foreign investors, lenders, borrowers, underwriters, corporations and funds in Ecuador. In Ecuador our firm represents or has represented, among others:

INDUSTRIAS ALES S.A. (founded in 1943 the company is a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of food and cleaning products, preparations derived from vegetable fats and oils, also soaps and industrial grease.)

ANILISA (Their core business are commercial fishing activities at sea and ashore)

BANCO FINANCIERO DEL PERU (GRUPO FINANCIERO PICHINCHA C.A.) (One of the strongest financial groups in Ecuador with operations in the Andean Region, Panama, United States and Spain)

COTOPAXI (They operate in the forest industry and are a leader in the plantation establishment, focusing on the production and marketing of wooden boards)

CARTONES VILLA MARINA S.A.C. (Their main business activities are the production of corrugated packaging)

CARTOPEL-GRUPO CARTONES NACIONALES S.A.I. (In Ecuador the group is a leader in the production of corrugated cardboard packaging, which is used to store, transport, display and protect goods.)

CONFITECA (They are the leading confectionery company of Ecuador. The group's brands are regularly exported to over 33 countries on 5 continents.)

CONFIPERU S.A. (GRUPO CONFITECA) (CONFIPERU is part of the Ecuadorian CONFITECA Group, founded in 1964 by Gonzalo Chiriboga. The group sells in 33 countries, produces ​​in Ecuador and Peru and it also distributes its products directly in Colombia. It is a market leader in Ecuador.)

CAMARA DE COMERCIO E INTEGRACION PERUANO ECUATORIANA (The aim of the Ecuadorian-Peruvian CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INTEGRATION is to ensure the growth and strengthening of economic and industrial relations between the Republics of Peru and Ecuador, promoting binational business entrepreneurs in both countries in close relationship with major agency business institutions and Governmental entities of Ecuador and Peru.)

FERRERO DEL ECUADOR S.A. (This company is an important economic agent in the Ecuadorian sweets and food industry.)

GRUPO SUPERIOR (They are a corporate conglomerate and a leader in the Ecuadorian food industry, which specializes in offering food products of high quality grains, especially wheat. A main focus is the production of flour for making bread, cookie, pastry, pasta, among other uses, besides the production of biscuits, noodles, cereal powder, and different kinds of snacks.)

INDURAMA (Founded in 1972 and with a significant market share in several countries in Latin America, the company is a leader in the production of home appliances.)

INVERSIONES FLORALP S.A. (They specialize in the manufacturing and marketing of milk products highlighting cheeses, ripened (camembert, brie, parmesan, belpaese, Tilsiter, oxandino, jack) and fresh (fresh, ricotta, mozzarella, melted).

NOVOPAN (They are a forest group founded in 1978 and their core business is the processing and optimizing of natural resources, particularly wood, manufacturing wood products of high quality.)

DESTILERÍA ZHUMIR CIA LTDA. (Specialized in the production of spirits the distillery operates on national and supra-national scale and has its roots in Cuenca (Ecuador), where it was founded in 1966.)

NEGOCIOS INDUSTRIALES REAL NIRSA S.A. (It is a leading company in the manufacture and production of sardines, tuna, shrimp, oil and fish meal for human consumption.)

STAV S.A. (Important fast food restaurant chain with 24 locations in Ecuador)

The focus of our Ecuador Group embraces such areas as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Debt offerings
  • Joint ventures
  • Exploration
  • Development and infrastructure projects
  • Private equity investments
  • Financings
  • Privatizations
  • Cross-border manufacturing
  • Venture capital transactions
  • Power
  • Oil and gas
  • Biofuels
  • Mining
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Freight services
  • Telecommunications
  • International tax
  • Real estate
  • Capital markets
  • Labor and employment
  • Immigration
  • Litigation and international arbitration
  • Intellectual property
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Environmental
  • Energy regulations
  • Investment Management
  • Antitrust