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José Rafael Bustamante C.

Position: Partner
Phone: +593999446592
Categories: Corporate, Energy & mining, Merger & acquisitions, Project promotion & financing

José Rafael has more than 12 years of experience in the transactional field, currently leading Bustamante Fabara’s mergers and acquisitions, project finance and competition practice.

José Rafael has structured complex transactions that have set a precedent in the jurisdiction, advising buyers and sellers in the most important transactions in the market.

He has extensive experience in matters such as M&A, restructurings, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, financing agreements, project structuring, guarantee packages, due diligence processes and other complex corporate matters.

José Rafael provides comprehensive advice that combines his experience in law and business administration for which he has been widely recognized by clients and legal ranking agencies as a leading lawyer in transactional law in Ecuador.

  • Partner, BUSTAMANTE FABARA                                                      2021 / Present
  • Partner, BUSTAMANTE & BUSTAMANTE                                      2013 / 2021
  • Senior Associate, BUSTAMANTE & BUSTAMANTE                    2010 / 2013
  • Commercial Manager, EDESA                                                             2005 / 2010
  • Financial Analyst, Banco Centro Mundo                                          2003 / 2004
  • Chambers & Partners Corporate & Commercial: Band 2An interviewee praises José Rafael Bustamante Crespo for being “a very good lawyer who boasts a strong relationship with his clients.” Another observer says that “his main strength is his extraordinary ability to reach agreements.”

    Highly regarded partner José Rafael Bustamante Crespo is held in high regard by interviewees for his strong corporate and commercial practice. One interviewee appreciates that “he is able to interpret risk and suggest where we should focus our efforts,” while another observer enthuses: “José Rafael Bustamante Crespo is a very pro-deal lawyer who is business-savvy and can handle high-profile clients.”

    Chambers & Partners Competition Antitrust: Band 3

    José Rafael Bustamante Crespo”a very good lawyer who boasts a strong relationship with his clients.” Another observer says that “his main strength is his extraordinary ability to reach agreements.”

    The Legal 500 Corporate M&A:

    Leading Individual

    IFLR  Banking & Finance:

    Highly Regarded

  • Attorney: Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador
  • Bachelor in Economics and Finance : University of Richmond, EEUU
  • Spanish
  • English