Founding partner of LÓPEZ RIBADENEIRA Abogados. Lawyer in free professional practice, with extensive experience in administrative law and public procurement, knowledgeable of the National System of Public Procurement; as well as the specific rules that govern the acquisition of goods, execution of works and provision of services in the oil sector and national defense. He has sponsored administrative resources in defense of the private against several public entities such as the Hydrocarbons Control and Regulation Agency (ARCH), Ministry of Environment and General Comptroller of the State, regarding fines, administrative sanctions and civil liabilities (Glosas).
His experience also focuses on oil contracting, both in the bidding procedures of oil fields and the specific contracting of integral services in capos whose operation continues to be in charge of the state oil companies. His more than 9 years in the public sector have allowed him to understand the dynamics that the state needs through its public companies to form Strategic Alliances with the private sector, giving him the necessary knowledge to advise national and multinational companies in shaping this type of partnerships as a method of business acceleration. His experience is also oriented to corporate matters, mainly in liquidation processes of large companies.
He is currently an external advisor for Operaciones Napo Río in Liquidación, a company that was in charge of the administration of Block 60 (Campo Sacha). He has participated in several mediation and arbitration processes, which has made him aware of this matter, as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism. Litigant in the areas: administrative, civil and labor litigation, under the new oral procedure governed by the General Organic Code of Processes. He is an instructor and trainer in the field of Public Procurement and Strategic Alliances, seminars aimed at public and private officials and universities.