Aviation, Corporate and Labor Law Firm in Quito, Ecuador
Romero Arteta Ponce AbogadosMain Office
Avenida 12 de Octubre N. 26-97 y A. Lincoln
Edificio Torre 1492 8vo Piso
+593 2 2986666
+593 2 2986664
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONRomero Arteta Ponce, established in 1950, is one of the oldest, most important and successful law firms in Ecuador. It is ranked amongst the five greatest and most prestigious firms in the country. Maintaining excellent professional relations at all levels of local, provincial and national government, we offer a full-range of legal services and expertise while providing high-quality individual attention to each client.
Serving a wide-range of international and domestic clients, the firm has overseen numerous projects important to Ecuador's development. They have included construction of oil refineries, pipelines, hydroelectric power plants, telecommunications, cement plants, and privatization projects in the areas of cellular communications, public utilities, as well as the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons.
Romero Arteta Ponce's consistent excellence is maintained by our team of dedicated attorneys. Each of our attorneys has graduated from prestigious national or international universities and has been licensed to practice law after excelling in a rigorous qualification process. Our attorneys have an ongoing commitment to continued legal education and participate in legal seminars (both in Ecuador and abroad) and publish scholarly works. Many are also distinguished professors of law at local universities.
Year this Office was Established: 1950
Languages: Spanish, French, German, English.
Areas of Law
- Environmental & Natural Resources
- Environmental Law
- Estate & Trust
- Estate Planning
- Financial Services Law
- Food & Beverages Law
- Import & Export
- Industrial & Manufacturing
- Intellectual Property
- International Arbitration
- International Law
- International Trade
Additional Areas of Law: Concessions; Energy Legislation; Heritage; Legal Audits (Due Diligence).
Areas of Law Description
The Romero Arteta Ponce Abogados serves clients in the following practice areas:
- Aviation Law
Romero Arteta Ponce represents several international airlines currently operating in Ecuador. Our aviation specialists handle all aviation regulatory matters and obtain and keep current all requisite permits, licenses and authorizations. In addition, we have extensive experience in litigating and mediating airline accident claims.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitrator and President of the Board of Directors of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Ecuadorean American Chamber of Commerce of Quito- 2011-2013 and Partner of Romero Arteta Ponce Attorneys at Law. Throughout its history Romero Arteta Ponce has been one of the innovators in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ecuador.
- Banking & Insurance Law
For many years we have actively participated in the development of Ecuador's banking, financial and insurance sectors. We currently represent several national and international companies and banks who are now leaders in these fields. Romero Arteta Ponce provides legal counsel to help our clients comply with regulations and decrees of the country's regulatory bodies.
- Commercial Law
We have more than sixty years of experience counseling our clients on the Ecuadorian codes and regulations applicable to the rights and relations of companies engaged in commerce, trade, or mercantile pursuits in Ecuador. We have extensive expertise writing, reviewing and counseling in the area of national and international contract law.
- Concessions and Privatization
Ecuador is in the ongoing process of given concession of public services in such areas as communications, water services, roads, as well as oil and electric power. Romero Arteta Ponce has represented many national and international companies in the concession process in all of the aforementioned sectors.
- Corporate Law
We have the great pleasure to introduce to you our 60 years old experienced Law Firm. Composed of highly qualified professionals, specialized in different areas of law, we are able to offer to our clients a personalized, efficient and professional service. The most important factor for our Law Firm is to provide thoughtful legal services and surveys with the highest professionalism and care to our clients.
- Immigration and Nationalization
Romero Arteta Ponce Attorneys at Law helps obtain temporary or permanent visas for clients wishing to reside legally or be nationalized in Ecuador. Our immigration service is ongoing and includes changes in visa status, re-registration of visas and cancellations. We also advise and assist Ecuadorian citizens on foreign emigration and visa matters.
Electronic commerce plays an important part in Ecuador's economic development including Latin American Region. Romero Arteta Ponce has been one of the leaders in the practice of e-commerce law in this country, providing advise to our local an international clients.
- Energy Law, Hydrocarbon Activities and Utilities
The exploration, exploitation and transportation of petroleum has long been a vital part of the Ecuadorian economy. Romero Arteta Ponce has over thirty years of experience representing oil and gas companies and has participated in most of the country's major petroleum projects.
- Intellectual Property Law
With today's modern globalized economy, intellectual property law issues have come to the forefront. Romero Arteta Ponce has one of the most respected intellectual property departments in Ecuador. Our IP specialists are experts in all areas of trademark, patent, copyright and industrial property law.
Romero Arteta Ponce has actively participated in several major telecommunications projects. In this area we represented and negotiated the winning bid in Ecuador's first cellular telephone concession. We also provide regulatory, licensing and incorporation services in the telecommunications area.
- Labor Law
The firm's labor law attorneys counsel companies on labor relations issues including collective bargaining, individual employee contracts, benefit plans, stock option programs, internal work regulations and work safety issues. In the last years Ecuador suffered an important changes in Labor Law with the elimination of the intervention system with Mandato 8.
- Tax Law
Ecuador's Internal Revenue Service (SRI) has in recent years initiated a strong tax program to regulate commercial activities and increase tax-collection. Sanctions for tax evasion have been considerably increased. Romero Arteta Ponce counsels our clients on the new tax code and oversees the auditing and accounting process.
- Trusts and Estate
Our trusts and estates attorneys counsel our clients on various methods of personal wealth retention and transfer. Our lawyers assist in the administration of trusts and estates and provide tax advice to our clients and their beneficiaries.
- Meritas Law Firm Worldwide
- Chambers Latin America
- Latin Lawyer
Mr. Gustavo Romero
Banking Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property
Mr. Diego Romero
Commercial Law, Intellectual Property
Ms. Amparo Romero Ponce
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property
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