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DR. MIGUEL ANDRADE CEVALLOS

Born in Quito, Ecuador in 1959. Attorney at Law and Doctor in Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in 1984; M.CL. of the University of Miami in 1985; Diploma in business administration at the ELS Language Center of the University of Oklahoma in 1980; several seminars and courses on commercial, banking and corporate law; course on Advanced Arbitration at Quito’s Chamber of Commerce. Several courses on Mediation and Preparation for Training Arbitrators. In 1984 he founded the law firm ANDRADE CEVALLOS.

Has been part of the administrative bodies of financing, commercial and industrial enterprises; member of the National Council for Free Zones; local correspondent of the magazine Tax Notes International in Ecuador; professor for “Succession Processes” at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, 1990 – 1991; Arbitrator at Quito’s Chamber of Commerce since 1991; author of the book “The Management of Corporate Companies under Ecuadorian Law”. Specialized in: Mercantile Law, Banking Law, Intellectual Property, Law of Succession, Fiscal Law, Administrative Law, and Arbitration and Mediation.

Languages: Spanish and English
E-mail: mandrade@baclaw.ec.

DR. LUIS ANDRADE NIETO

- Doctor in Jurisprudence and Attorney: studies in the Central University of Ecuador.
- Post-graduate course at Nueva York University.
- Professor at the Universities; Central of Ecuador and Catholic of Quito.
- Alternate judge of the Superior Court of Quito and the Supreme Court of Ecuador.
- Alternate Representative in the Congress of Ecuador.
- Legal Counselor for the President of Ecuador.
- City Counselor in the Quito Municipality.
- Vice president and Mayor of the city of Quito.
- Member of the Bar Association of Quito; Vice president and treasurer and President of theEthics Committee of the Bar Association.
- Counselor for Ecuador of the Inter-American Bar Association.
- Vice president for Ecuador of the International Union of Lawyers.
- President of the National Committee for Protection of Intellectual Property.
- Member of International Associations of Lawyers: Inter American Bar Association, InternationalAssociation for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

PUBLICATIONS

- “Arbitration in the Ecuadorian Legislation”, presented at the meeting of the International BarAssociation in Vancouver, Canada.
- “Intellectual Property rights as collateral for financial operations”, presented at the Conference of theInter-Pacific Bar Association in Bangkok.

Languages: SPANISH AND ENGLISH
E-mail: mandrade@baclaw.eclandrade@baclaw.ec

DR. PATRICK BARRERA SWEENEY

Born in Philadelphia, USA in 1957. Attorney at Law and Doctor in Law of the Catholic University of Ecuador in 1984. Master in International Relations of the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS in 1986. International and American Law at the Southwestern Legal Foundation in 1987. Legal adviser at the Central Bank of Ecuador’s Technical Division, 1988 - 1992. Corporate Law professor at the Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito in 1991. Executive Director of the Ecuadorian Foundation for the Promotion of Tourism, 1992 – 1994. Director of the Ecuadorian Association of Financial Institutions, 1994 – 1998. Member of the Board of the Supervising Authority of Banks, 1994 – 1998.

Member of board of the Central Bank of Ecuador, 1998 – 1999. Member of the board of the Deposit Guarantee Agency (AGD), 1998 – 1999. Member of the board of Quito’s stock market, 2000. Executive director of the Association of Trusts and Investment Funds, 2000 – 2004. Voting member of the National Council for Free Zones, 2002 – 2003; Chairman of the board of directors of Enlace Negocios Fiduciarios S.A., funds and trust company; Arbitrator appointed by the Republic of Ecuador in the claim of EnCana and Oxy, within the scheme of the Bilateral Investment Treaties with Canada and the U.S.A. (BITs). Member of the Latin America Arbitration Group of the International Chamber of Commerce. Specialized in: Banking, Finances, Government Practice, Arbitration and Mediation Energy..

Languages: Spanish and English
E-mail: pbarrera@baclaw.ec

PAUL ESTEBAN ROMERO OSORIO

EDUCATION.

-Universidad Complutense de Madrid (LL.M) Master in International Law and International Relations. Madrid-Spain. 2006. Final graduation essay: “Latin-American Migratory flow: Special attention in Ecuadorian-Spanish case”.
-University San Francisco de Quito USFQ(J.D) Lawyer.
Abogado de la República del Ecuador. Quito-Ecuador. 2005. Graduation Thesis: “The Comfort Letter and the transactional instrument”Baccalaureus Artium in Law. Quito-Ecuador 2005.
-Universidad de Salamanca
Academic year in International Law, Labour Law, Procedures Law and Administrative Law. 2003-2004.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.

-Barrera, Andrade-Cevallos & Abogados S.A. BACLAW / Partner Lawyer Counseling to facilitate observance of legislation for environmental protection. Assistance to negotiate concession contracts. Counselling during the execution of industrial construction and maintenance contracts to assure compliance with contractual terms. Counseling on oil bidding processes involving public concessions (OCP – Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados, consultant for many contract process, OXY-ENCANA consultant of arbitration process, nowadays consultant for the ITT Yasuni general process). Preventive action in conflicts between suppliers and consumers of goods and services. Drafting or revision of commercial and financial assistance contracts and instruments of guarantee. Restructuring, including mergers, split-offs, transformations, liquidations and other corporate processes. Corporative Governance. International negotiation. Legal risk management. Quito – Ecuador. 2008 – nowadays..
-Universidad de los Hemisferios / Professor.
Mean professor of Corporative Law, Arbitration and Mediation; and, Introductory Law. 2008 – nowadays.Enlace Negocios Fiduciarios S.A.
-Senior LawyerFiduciary
Trust business, negotiation and contracts, special emphasis with public trusts with manage of about two hundred trust contracts. Quito – Ecuador. 2006-2008. -Barrera, Molina y AsociadosAttorney (Associate Lawyer)
Corporative and business areas, and therefore my legal assessment to clients revolved around Financial, Banking, Societary, Fiduciary and Labor law. Negotiation and resolution of extra judicial conflicts. Quito-Ecuador. 2004-2005
-Ponce, Fernández de Córdova & Simon, AbogadosLegal Assistant (Internship)
Conducted legal research for large corporations, especially in the areas of intellectual property, due diligence and contract review. Quito-Ecuador. 2002 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Attendance to the workshop “Theory and tools of the Harvard Negotiation Project”. CMI International Group. Harvard Faculty Club. Harvard University. USA. June 2008.
• Attendance to the "International Seminary of Compared Law". Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. April - 2006.
• Attendance to the "IV International gathering about Globalization and Critical Thinking. Globalization and Human Rights ". Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. March - 2006.
• Attendance to the "Seminary on Negotiation and Distributive Justice". Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. March - 2006.
• Course of Public Administrations – Universidad de Salamanca - Spain (November - 2003).
• Annual Course of Labor Law degree, Administrative Law, Private International Law, and Procedural Law – Universidad de Salamanca - Spain (2003 - 2004)
• Attendance to the “Inter American Human Rights Moot Court”. American University. Washington DC – USA. June, 2002.
• Subjects of Law - Universidad del Azuay (1999) Cuenca-Ecuador. Annual interchange.
• Courses of Resolution of Legal Cases – Residencia Universitaria Illinizas – Quito (1998). We analyzed, worked, studied and investigated based on real cases.
• Course of Legal Institutions - Universidad de San Francisco de Quito. National and international legal doctrine. (1997)
• Courses of Legal English - ROP - Fullerton, CA. The USA (1998). Techniques and legal grammar.
• Student Interchange - Porin Suamalaisen Yhdeslyseon Lukio - Finland (1994 - 1995)

Languages: English: fluent. / Finish: Basic Knowledge / French: Basic Knowledge.
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