Partner

Boanerges Rodríguez Freire

Arbitration and Litigation, Civil, Administrative and Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Finance and Insurance
OVERVIEW

Boanerges is a partner at Coronel & Pérez. He has extensive experience in the financial sector and securities market. He represents multilateral organizations, public entities and private international banks, in the structuring of public and private financing. He has also led teams in mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate re-organizations, and estate planning matters. He has participated in international litigation and investment arbitration.

He was the Under Legal Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and advised the Ecuadorian State on matters of financial, budget and fiscal policy.

Experience

Boanerges Rodríguez’s experience includes, among other matters, the following:

Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Counsel of Western Union on corporate and regulatory matters.
  • Counsel of General Electric International Inc., on corporate issues and public procurement.
  • Counsel of Alstom Panama in a business reorganization process.
  • Counsel of the Andrade Gutiérrez Construction Company in public procurement processes.
  • Counsel of the Intaco Group on corporate issues.
  • Counsel of Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados (OCP) Ltd., on corporate issues.
  • Counsel of Ambev on corporate issues.
  • Counsel of Agroamerica Group of Guatemala, in the acquisition of banana plantations in Ecuador, and development of the banana business as producer and exporter.
  • Counsel of the Sumifru Group, in the acquisition of banana plantations in Ecuador, and development of the banana business as a producer and exporter.
  • Counsel of the Vilaseca Group in a corporate planning process.
  • Counsel of the Favorita Group in a corporate planning process.
  • Counsel of the Fyffes Group in the opening of a local subsidiary, and in the implementation of the banana production and export business.
  • Counsel of the local operation of the Stockton Group, in corporate, regulatory and labor matters.
  • Counsel of Alstom Transport, in the establishment and business development of a branch in Ecuador to implement the tram project in the city of Cuenca.
  • Counsel of Mapfre Peru, Insurance and Reinsurance Company in the execution of several commercial agreements.
  • Counsel of ACE Seguros in the acquisition of the insurance company Río Guayas, and in the merger process.
  • Counsel in the sale of Seguros Cervantes to Grupo Liberty and in the merger of both companies.

 

Banking, Finance and Insurance

  • Counsel of BNP Paribas, investment bank in charge of the valuation and sale of Banco del Pacífico. 
  • Counsel of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) in the recovery of 16 million dollars loan granted to a company linked to the industrial sector. 
  • Counsel of the Latin American Reserve Fund (FLAR) in the structuring of several loans, during the last decade, for the Republic of Ecuador in the amount of approximately 2,500 million dollars. 
  • Counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), in a project to finance a business group in the agroindustry for the expansion of its operation, for 36 million dollars. 
  • Counsel of the Latitude 20 Capital Partners LLC, a US investment fund, in the structuring of foreign trade financings for the fishing sector. 
  • Counsel of the Advance Global Capital Limited, a British investment fund, in structuring financing of Ecuadorian factoring companies. 
  • Counsel of foreign financial institutions, such as Rabobank de España, Banco de Crédito de Peru, Capital Bank of Panama, Republic Federal Bank NA, First United Bank, Banco Internacional de Costa Rica SA, in the structuring of financing for local companies linked to the fishing industry, financial sector and the agroindustry. 
  • Counsel of Chubb Seguros (formerly ACE Seguros) in corporate and regulatory matters. 
  • Counsel of the Bolívar Group of Colombia in regulatory matters related to the operation of a local subsidiary that enters the life insurance business.

 

Arbitration and Litigation

  • Co-counsel of Duke Energy Electroquil Partners y Electroquil S.A. (“Duke”), in an arbitration before the ICSID, 6 million us dollars award granted.
  • Co-counsel in charge of the legal defense and representation of a US bank and then the FDIC in an international commercial arbitration against a New York investment fund that concluded with an award favorable to the FDIC.
  • Member of the team that drafted several expert reports for an ICSID arbitration filed by Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Western Exploration and Production Company against the Republic of Ecuador.
  • Member of the team that drafted several expert reports for an ICSID arbitration filed by by Perenco Ecuador Ltd. against the Republic of Ecuador.
  • Member of the team that drafted several expert reports for an ICSID arbitration filed by Murphy Exploration and Production Company International against the Republic of Ecuador.

Qualification and Memberships

  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of the Latin-American Arbitration Asociation (ALARB)
  • Member of the Foro de Abogados del Ecuador (1988)

Academic Activities

  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Civil Law, Obligations and Contracts Professor
  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Arbitration and Mediation Practice Professor
  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Postgraduate Professor

Academics

  • Universidad Externado de Colombia; Master's Degree in Civil, Contractual and Extra-contractual Liability (2014 -2015)
  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Doctor of Jurisprudence (2010)
  • Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Escuela de Arbitraje Internacional; Diploma in International Arbitrations (2010)
  • The College of Law of England and Wales and International Bar Association; Diploma in International Arbitration Law (2006)
  • Universidad de Salamanca; Specialization in Civil Law Contracts (2004)
  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Law Degree (1988)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Publications

  • “Ecuador Chapter” in the Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration, 2nd Edition, 2016 (co-author with Boanerges Rodríguez Velásquez)
  • “Ecuador Chapter” in the Global Legal Insights – Banking Regulation, 3rd Edition, 2016 (co-author with Boanerges Rodríguez Velásquez)
  • “Ecuador Chapter” in the Global Legal Insights – Banking Regulation, 2nd Edition, 2015 (co-author with Pedro José Izquierdo)
  • “Ecuador Chapter” in the Global Legal Insights – Banking Regulation, 1st Edition, 2014 (co-author with Pedro Jozé Izquierdo)
  • “La cesión de la posición contractual” en Libro “Homenaje a Manuel de la Puente y Lavalle”. Tomo I, Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje. Lima - Peru. año 2013. Páginas 565 – 588
  • “La inexistencia jurídica” en Teoría General del Contrato. Homenaje al profesor Doctor Ricardo L. Lorenzetti. Fondo Editorial de Derecho y Economía Editorial – La Ley. Buenos Aires - Argentina. Tomo III. Año 2012. Páginas 1529 al 1553
  • Trabajo Colectivo sobre el Régimen Legal de los Contratos Internacionales en Ecuador. Madrid - España. Editorial Edisofer. (2008)