Name: José Meythaler Baquero
Firm Name: Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados
Country: Ecuador
Expertise: Company Law

Telephone: +593 2223 2720
Fax: +593 2256 8613

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Professional Biography:

José Meythaler Baquero is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact José directly using the contact details listed above.

José has over 30 years of experience providing legal counsel and defence to the most renown pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. His vast experience lead him to be considered  a national benchmark in patent law and one of most experienced  patent litigators in Latin America.

He has defended several companies’ patents against applications for compulsory licences and has made significant progress granting patents before administrative authorities and competent judges. Moreover, he has been actively involved in regulatory affairs and market access for pharmaceutical products, including biotechnology and agrochemical research. More recently, he promoted the implementation of test data protection laws for new pharmaceutical and agrochemical products in Ecuador.

His experience includes the defence of the pharmaceutical and agrochemical market against unfair trade and unfair practices; specific tax issues on foreign trade of pharmaceuticals and medical devices; and, other matters related to  industry  such as contract drafting, personal data protection, drug prices, compliance and test data protection.

Firm Overview:

Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados is one of the most prestigious independent law firms in the Ecuadorian market. Founded in 1995, the firm specialises in national and international legal-counselling and litigation for international and domestic corporations. The firm easily understands legal and economic law issues related to the performance and operations of companies under Ecuadorian law — including Ecuadorian and international law — these achievements have enabled the firm to be recognised as one of the largest and most important law firms in the country, despite being a young firm. The firm’s main clients are significant operators from Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, tourism, food – beverages, cosmetics and energy companies, from public, private, local and foreign sectors.

The firm’s highly qualified team focusses on regulatory counsel (pharmaceutical, medical, food and cosmetic sector), intellectual property, competition and antitrust, arbitration and mediation, corporate and commercial affairs, dispute resolution, taxes, public procurement and public law, labour, criminal, constitutional and legal research. The firm’s comprehensive legal advice has provided greater efficiency in the rendering of legal services and a process simplification in the way it handles claims, cases, counselling and any other inquiries.

The firm has offices in the main cities of Ecuador: Quito and Guayaquil. These offices work throughout Ecuador and belong to a wide network of correspondents throughout America, Europe and Asia. The firm is part of the International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA); Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI), Ecuadorian Association of Mediation and Ecuadorian Association of Taxation Law.