César Zumárraga is a partner at Tobar ZVS Spingarn and head of the Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure Unit. He has a wide range of experience in national and international transactions, principally focusing on the energy, natural resources and infrastructure industries. Mr Zumárraga is a member of the International Bar Association, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada.
Owing to his work, Mr Zumárraga has been consistently ranked by publications such as Latin Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Mining, Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, which emphasise: ‘The “spectacular” César Zumárraga is endorsed by market commentators for his experience in the mining field. They comment that “he has a solid knowledge and looks for solutions.” Sources confirm that “he's intelligent”, adding: “He has strong analytical skills.”'
Who’s Who Legal says: ‘César Zumárraga is one of Ecuador’s most respected mining lawyers. He is highly knowledgeable about the market and has a commercial outlook when advising clients.’ He is author of the Ecuador chapter in Getting the Deal Through: Mining.
The Legal 500 states: ‘Terralex alliance member-firm Tobar ZVS Spingarn’s practice is often instructed by foreign clients on major regulatory and corporate transactions and is highly rated for its “deep experience in mining”
Mr Zumárraga acted as the Executive Assistant of the State Attorney General from 1992 to 1996.
Mr Zumárraga is also an arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of the Quito Chamber of Commerce.
His practice areas include natural resources, energy and infrastructure.