Oscar

Del Brutto Andrade

Oscar stands out for his exceptional depth of analysis in solving complex legal problems.
Oscar Del Brutto is a partner at Coronel & Pérez. He has been involved in high-profile international arbitrations under the rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL, and ICC. His professional activity focuses on both domestic and international arbitrations, as well as corporate and contractual matters. He is a professor of Civil Law at the Faculty of Law, Politics, and Development at the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo in Guayaquil.

Experience

Arbitration and Litigation

Legal expert proposed by a multinational oil services company in a CPA international arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules based in Santiago, Chile, concerning a contractual dispute between that company and the state oil company of Ecuador.
Legal expert proposed by a U.S. oil company in a civil trial held before the Supreme Court of New York between that company and a Chinese oil company.
Attorney for a Spanish pharmaceutical company in an international arbitration under the ICC rules based in Miami, Florida, regarding the termination of a licensing agreement with its Ecuadorian counterpart, as well as in a civil trial initiated in Ecuador by the contractual counterpart.
Attorney for a foreign-owned electric company in an arbitration before the Arbitration and Mediation Center of AMCHAM Quito, Ecuador, and in parallel civil lawsuits initiated by the counterpart.
Participated in the preparation of a legal report within a CPA arbitration based in Santiago, Chile, between an Ecuadorian oil company with Argentine capital and the Republic of Ecuador.
Participated in the preparation of several expert reports for CPA arbitrations and legal proceedings in various jurisdictions proposed by a U.S. oil company against the Republic of Ecuador.
Participated in the preparation of several expert reports for an ICSID arbitration initiated by a U.S. oil company against the Republic of Ecuador.
Participated in the preparation of an expert report for a French oil company in an ICSID arbitration initiated by that company against the Republic of Ecuador.
Member of the legal team that sponsored the defense of a U.S. bank and, subsequently, the FDIC, in an international arbitration based in Miami, Florida, against a New York investment fund.

Corporate Law, Mergers, and Acquisitions

Attorney for an Italian company in the acquisition of half of the shareholding of an Ecuadorian company dedicated to the production and distribution of gas.
Attorney and general consultant for a leading company in the sale of chemical products for construction.
Attorney and general consultant for a leading company in the production and sale of bottles.
Attorney for a U.S. company in the acquisition of a significant cacao plantation in Ecuador.

Credentials

Memberships

Member of the Ecuadorian Lawyers Forum (2010).
Member of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute (2023).

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Academic Career

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law (2014-2016).
Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo; Professor of Corporate Law, Faculty of Law, Politics, and Development (2016-2019).
Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo; Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, Politics, and Development (2016-present).

Career

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Law; LL.M. (2020)
University of Pennsylvania School of Law; LL.M. (2014)
Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Lawyer (2010)

Languages

Spanish
English

Publications

The duty of due diligence of the administrators of anonymous companies. Journal of Corporate Law of the Ecuadorian Academy of Corporate Law, No. 17, 2021.
The concept of cause of the contract in the Civil Code of Bello: the Ecuadorian experience. Iuris Dictio, No. 22, 2018.
Requirements for civil liability for medical malpractice to proceed. Ecuadorian Journal of Neurology, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2018.
Dementia and law. The legal role of the neurologist. Ecuadorian Journal of Neurology, No. 24, No. 1-3, 2015.
Nullity and Inexistence of Legal Acts in Ecuadorian Private Law (II), Ius Humani Law Review, 2012.
Nullity and Inexistence of Legal Acts in Ecuadorian Private Law (I), Ius Humani Law Review, 2010.

Awards