Ecuador’s Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado adds antitrust, litigation partners

Ecuadorian law firm Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado has announced the incorporation of two new partners, Gilberto Gutiérrez and Alfonso Becerra, who join the firm from Antitrust Consultores & Abogados, where they were senior partners.

Posted Thursday, June 30th 2022
Ecuador’s Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado adds antitrust, litigation partners

Ecuadorian law firm Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado has announced the incorporation of two new partners, Gilberto Gutiérrez and Alfonso Becerra, who join the firm from Antitrust Consultores & Abogados, where they were senior partners.

Gilberto will lead the antitrust department, while Alonso will contribute to the strengthening of the firm's litigation area.

“Gilberto’s experience and successful track record will allow us to become one of the leading Ecuadorian firms in competition law and in regulated sectors such as agribusiness, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and health, retail, forestry and automotive, among others,” the firm said in a statement.

Alfonso, on the other hand, will contribute decisively to the strengthening of the firm's litigation area, contributing with his specialized knowledge and his highly recognized practice in the field.

Gilberto was a co-founder of AntiTrust Consultores & Abogados, and has led the firm in the areas of antitrust, competition and administrative law. His important trajectory in the public sector contributed to regulate the competitive rights of companies, allowing the consumer to have fair options, and he has worked with the country’s largest telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, wood, dairy and food companies.

He has a rich academic background, having studied a specialization program on competition law at the Carlos III University of Madrid, an advanced master's degree in administrative law at the Austral University in Argentina, and a master’s degree in administrative law from the San Francisco de Quito University.

He has also been coordinator of the master’s degree course in administrative and business law at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and currently teaches at the Universidad Internacional del Ecuador.

For his part, Alfonso has a law degree from the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, and a master’s degree in procedural law and oral litigation from the Sek International University of Ecuador.

In addition to the two new partners, the law firm has also incorporated associates attorneys Coralia Izurieta, Lenys Orellana and María José Luzuriaga, who also join the firm from Antitrust Consultores & Abogados.