Diego Pérez-Ordoñez was admitted to practise in 1996 and holds a doctor of law from the Catholic University of Quito. He completed an undergraduate microeconomics course at the London School of Economics in 1990. Mr Pérez-Ordóñez is a partner with Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (and a member of its M&A antitrust practice). On the academic front, he is a professor of constitutional law (1999–present) at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
When planning an acquisition or merger involving companies operating on a global scale, the days when the merging parties could focus their strategy on obtaining merger approvals in North America and Europe are over.