Natalia Almeida was admitted to practise in 2009 and is a senior associate at Pérez Bustamante & Ponce. She obtained a JD at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and a Master of Science degree in law and finance at the University of Oxford. Her practice is focused on financial and commercial law. She assists banks and insurance companies in regulatory and compliance matters. She also advises financial and non-financial entities in designing financial products, and structuring and implementing financed transactions. She also participates in merger and acquisition processes.