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Energy law, hydrocarbon activities and utilities

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“Band 2| Romero Arteta Ponce – Energy and Natural Resources

THE FIRM This much-respected group advises a noteworthy roster of oil companies, including Overseas Petroleum & Investment Corporation (OPIC), Weatherford South America and Texas-based Shaw Group. Recently, the firm has been involved in solar photovoltaic projects, giving legal advice to Solaria Spain on the building of an energy plant in Ecuador.

Sources say: “The firm stands out for the quality of its service, transparency and valuable recommendations.”

KEY INDIVIDUALS Gustavo Romero Ponce is the key client contact”.

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“Traditional firm Romero Arteta Ponce has developed a solid reputation with over 60 years’ experience in the energy sector. An important player in the market, the team advises on regulatory and environmental issues, easements, and oil and gas purchases as well as transportation and export agreements. Representative work includes advising on the construction of the Pascuales and Inca-Cuenca-Machala oil pipelines. Gustavo Romero is the key partner”.

The exploration, exploitation and transportation of petroleum has long been a vital part of the Ecuadorian economy. Romero Arteta Ponce has over forty years of experience representing oil and gas companies and has participated in most of the country’s major petroleum projects. In these areas the firm handles regulatory and environmental issues, tariff policies, easements, oil and gas purchases, transportation and export agreements. Sample projects in this area have included pipelines, generators and transmission lines.

For summaries of some of the hydrocarbon projects in which we have participated, kindly see the section entitled Highlights of Major Projects.

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