is partner at FERRERE Ecuador. He is the co-chair of its Energy and Infrastructure teams and heads up the firm’s Oil & Gas area. With over 15 years of professional practice, Andrés has accrued broad experience in both the public and private sectors. In recent years his practice has focused on legal advice to the chief oil and mining companies operating in Ecuador. In the Oil & Gas area he has provided specialised advice at all levels of the crude oil production and distribution chain (exploration-exploitation, transport, distribution and sale). In addition to advice on regular company operations, his practice extends to strategy design for progressive development of investments, and dispute and conflict settlement.