Rodrigo Borja Calisto has been legal director of several foreign companies operating in Ecuador, mainly dealing with subjects such as mortgage portfolio securitisation, hydrocarbons and mining. He has a deep knowledge of the hydrocarbons and mining industry, both from internal operations and state regulation and control perspectives. Wide experience with transnational companies enables him to advise local and foreign companies through their different stages, from the incorporation of the company to the exploration, assessment and negotiation of contracts with the state and vendors, project finance, design, construction, development and closing of operations. He has been a member of the executive and administrative committees of the companies where he served as legal director. He has also been part of the negotiations teams in several negotiation processes with the Ecuadorian government (Petrobras, Kinross Gold Corp, Lundin Gold Inc and INV Minerals). He was a member of the negotiation team for the mining exploitation contract and the investment protection agreement for the Fruta del Norte project in charge of Lundin Gold Inc and the Loma Larga Project in charge of INV Minerals.