Associate

Boanerges Rodríguez Velásquez

Arbitration and Litigation, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Competition Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
OVERVIEW

Boanerges is an associate at Coronel & Pérez. His main areas of practice include corporate law, arbitration and litigation, as well as banking, finance and insurance. In those areas, he has given counsel to investment funds and international financial entities regarding the structuring of credit given to local business groups.

In between 2015 and 2016, Boanerges worked as an External Consultant for the Office of International Relations of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C., regarding matters related to anti-trust law and public policy.

Experience

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

Banking, Finance and Insurance

  • Being part of the team of attorneys that provides counsel to the Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones, a member of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, for a project concerning the financing of an Ecuadorian business group whose activity was the extraction and refining of palm oil. 
  • Providing legal advice to Latitude 20 Capital Partners LLC, an American investment fund, for the structuring of credit provided to various Ecuadorian business groups.
  • Participating as legal advisor to Advance Global Capital Limited, a British investment fund, regarding the credit advanced to Ecuadorian factoring companies.
  • Acting as legal advisor to Gramercy Funds Management LLC, regarding regulatory matters.

 

Derecho Corporativo, Fusiones y Adquisiciones

  • Acting as legal advisor to the Agroamérica Group, in the acquisition of several banana plantations in Ecuador, business implementation and all corporate and regulatory matters.
  • Participating as legal advisor to the Sumifru Group, in the acquisition of several banana plantations in Ecuador, business implementation and all corporate and regulatory matters.
  • Providing legal advice to the Vilaseca Group, a large agro-industrial group, in the process of corporate restructuring and planning.
  • Participating as legal advisor to the Fyffes Group, in the incorporation of a local subsidiary and the implementation of production and export of banana.
  • Giving legal advice to the local operation of the Stockton Group, in corporate, regulatory, and labor matters.
  • Advising Alstom Transport in the establishment of a local subsidiary to develop the tram infrastructure of the city of Cuenca – Ecuador.

 

Arbitration and Litigation

  • Being part of the team that counsels the leading software & services provider Amdocs, in a complex civil litigation regarding a public procurement contract with the CNT.
  • Participating as member of the team which prepared several expert reports in the ICSID arbitration between Perenco Ecuador Ltd. v. República del Ecuador.
  • Participating as member of the team which prepared several expert reports in the ICSID arbitration between Murphy Exploration and Production Company International v. República del Ecuador.
  • Collaborating as a member of the team which prepared several expert reports in the ICSID arbitration between Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company v. República del Ecuador.
  • Being part of the team that counseled the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in an international commercial arbitration under ICC rules.

 

Competition Law

  • Advising the shareholders of a local company in the sale of a business to a multinational company in a highly concentrated market.
  • Advising the shareholders of a local company in the sale of a business to an Ecuadorian business group in a regulated sector.
  • Advising a multinational company in several antitrust matters.

 

International Trade and Foreign Investment

  • Being a member of the consultant team of the European Commission in the Project of legal analysis on the implementation of the Multiparty Trade Agrement between Ecuador and the European Union.
  • Acting as a legal advisor to Aeroméxico, regarding regulatory matters before the civil aviation authorities, in order to obtain its operational certification in Ecuador. 

Qualification and Memberships

  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of Foro de Abogados del Ecuador (2012)

Academics

  • The University of Chicago; Master of Laws LL.M (2015)
  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Attorney (2012)

Acknowledgments

  • Summa cum laude; Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (2012)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Publications

  • Antitrust Review of the Americas 2018 – Ecuador: Overview
  • “El Programa de Clemencia en el Ecuador” en el Boletín de Competencia Internacional de la ABA, Volumen I, marzo 2017.
  • Capítulo Ecuador en la Tercera Edición de Regulación Bancaria – GLI, año 2016 (en coautoría con Boanerges Rodríguez Freire).
  • Capítulo Ecuador en la Octava Edición de Litigio en Derecho de Competencia – ICLG, año 2016 (en coautoría con Daniel Pino Arroba).
  • “Breve reseña sobre derecho de competencia en el Ecuador” en la Revista del Foro Regional de América Latina de la IBA, Volumen 7, No. 1, marzo 2014.