José Rafael is the Managing and Senior Partner in Bustamante & Bustamante, and co-heads the Corporate Department. He holds important market recognition due to his long-standing reputation in the corporate and commercial sphere. José Rafael offers remarkable expertise in advising foreign clients doing business in Ecuador, as he has been a key figure in the legal arena for over 35 years. His experience in the commercial area is highly recognized by his clients and peers.
José Rafael is Member of the International Trademark Association – INTA, American Society of International Law, International Bar Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – AIPPI, Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – ASIPI, and Multilaw where he held the position of Chairman from 1996 to 1999.
Bustamante & Bustamante has been a leader in serving international corporate clients. By Andean Community standards, the firm is large and includes 50 lawyers and over 70 supporting staff members, all largely bilingual. The firm is comprised of a team of professionals specialized in each area of legal practice, with vast experience and committed to offering practical solutions and building long-term business relationships.