Bustamante & Bustamante, founded in 1956, is a leader in providing legal assistance and services to local and foreign corporate clients. Given the renewed interest in trade within South America, Bustamante & Bustamante has based its commercial success on the ability to look beyond its own borders and act on behalf of many clients whose interests extend not only throughout the Andean Pact and South America but also to the northern half of the American continent, Europe, Asia, Africa and the rest of the world.
The firm prides itself on its particular skill in advising clients on foreign investment procedures, international trade and related commercial transactions, taxation, labour, insurance, banking, securities, investment companies, funds and trusts, real estate, immigration, insolvency and creditors' rights, energy and natural resources (oil, gas, mining and electric power), environmental law and tourism. The firm's attorneys have considerable expertise with litigation as well.
Bustamante & Bustamante has a large intellectual and industrial property department, reflecting the firm's emphasis in this area, and includes areas such as registrability, validity, infringement, unfair competition, patent and trademark prosecution and administration, copyrights, trademark licensing, trademark searches, health registrations, transfer of technology and all general issues related with intellectual property.
The firm's international clients range from multinational corporations (several of which have government contracts) to local businesses and industries.