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Juan Carlos Escobar

Lawyer

Juan Carlos is a jurist with a background in public and energy law, boasting over 16 years of professional experience. His expertise spans a wide range of areas, including regulation and governance of non-renewable natural resources, government relations, law in the fields of hydrocarbons, mining, and electricity, environmental law, human rights, corporate social responsibility, administrative litigation, regulatory compliance, as well as the design and execution of land acquisition projects and community development plans.

Academic training
  • Universidad Espíritu Santo: “Master’s in Environmental Law,” Guayaquil, 2024.
  • ADEN International Business School: “Specialization in Sustainable Business,” Quito, 2023.
  • ADEN International Business School: “Specialist in Compliance,” Quito, 2023.
  • Universidad de las Américas: “Diploma in Project Management,” Quito, 2023.
  • Universidad de los Hemisferios, Cámara de Comercio de Quito, Centro de Mediación y Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Quito: “Certification in Mediator Training,” Quito, 2022.
  • Universidad de los Hemisferios, Ministerio del Trabajo: “Certificate in Trainer of Trainers,” Quito, 2023.
  • Universidad de los Hemisferios: “Certification in Community Manager,” Quito, 2020.
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito: “Certification in Negotiation and Leadership NYL,” Quito, 2020.
  • Universidad de Salamanca: “Specialist in Administrative Law,” Salamanca, 2019.
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: “Expert in Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and International Cooperation,” Madrid, 2018.
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey: “Diploma in Strategic Leadership for Senior Management,” Quito, 2017.
  • Universidad de las Américas: “Attorney at Law of the Republic of Ecuador,” Quito, 2013.
Professional experience
  • October 2023 – Present: Associate Attorney, Expertise Abogados.
  • May 2022 – October 2023: Consultant and Legal Advisor, JCE Abogados.
  • June 2021 – April 2022: Ministerial Office Advisor – Ministry of Energy and Mines.
  • December 2020 – June 2021: Advisor to the General Manager, EP PETROECUADOR.
  • February 2020 – December 2020: Head of Legal, PETROAMAZONAS EP.
  • February 2020 – November 2020: Advisor to the General Manager, PETROAMAZONAS EP.
  • October 2019 – February 2020: Ministerial Office Advisor – Deputy Minister of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources.
  • November 2015 – February 2020: Legal Coordinator for Sponsorship, PETROAMAZONAS EP.
  • 2012 – September 2017: Board Member and Volunteer, Entrega Foundation – Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish.
  • July 2015 – November 2015: Head of Legal, PETROAMAZONAS EP.
  • January 2015 – November 2015: Legal Sponsorship Coordinator, PETROAMAZONAS EP.
  • July 2014 – December 2015: Lawyer, PETROAMAZONAS EP.
  • 2006 – 2014: Lawyer, Tobar & Bustamante [Tobar ZVS].
Practice Areas
  • Regulation and Governance of Non-Renewable Natural Resources
  • Government Relations
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Mining Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Compliance
Languages
  • Spanish