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Consulegis Abogados SA

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Managing Partner: Fabrizio Peralta Díaz Senior Partners: Fernando Cisneros Velásquez, Xavier Castro Muñoz, Roberto González Torre, Gonzalo Jaramillo Loaiza, Carlos Cortaza Vinueza, Carlos Martínez Viteri and Fabrizio Peralta Díaz
Junior Partners:
Heidi Laniado Hollihan, Maria Auxiliadora Mantilla López, Jorge Vaca Sánchez, Tatiana Vernaza Gonzenbach
Number of partners: 11
Number of other lawyers: 8

Contacts:
Dispute Resolution:
Xavier Castro Muñoz
M&A/Corporate: Fernando Cisneros Velásquez, Roberto González Torre
Competition: Roberto González Torre
Public Sector & Privatisation: Fernando Cisneros Velásquez
Finance, Banking & Trust Funds: Roberto González Torre, Fernando Cisneros Velásquez
Labour Law: Gonzalo Jaramillo Loaiza Fabrizio Peralta Díaz
Telecommunications & Intellectual Property: Fabrizio Peralta Díaz
Customs Law: Jorge Vaca Sánchez
Maritime & Port Law: Jorge Vaca Sánchez Roberto González Torre

Firm Overview:
Consulegis Abogados is an interdisciplinary firm, with practices in all areas of law, and a particularly strong background in: dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, antitrust, finance, banking and trust funds, public sector and privatisation, shipping and law of the sea, international trade, intellectual property, and labour. The firm’s creative, flexible and interdisciplinary approach allows Consulegis to provide its clients, nationally and internationally, with an expertise in the defense of complex litigation and arbitrations procedures. Likewise, Consulegis continues to offer business- structuring advice with a new and sophisticated approach, frequently under difficult and changing regulatory schemes.

Main Areas of Practice:
Dispute Resolution:
Consulegis represents clients in all types of litigation in every procedural instance. Whether it is a constitutional, civil, criminal, commercial, insurance, administrative, fiscal, labour, or human rights matter, the firm has the team, experience and knowledge necessary to advise any dispute. Consulegis is known in the market particularly for its strategic planning in litigation.

M&A - Corporate:
Consulegis possesses extensive experience in providing legal advice to companies, covering the widest range of production activities and services. It assists its clients in their daily operations, as well as in the development of projects, corporate transactions and acquisitions/merger processes. In its general practice in this sector, Consulegis has specialised lawyers with broad experience on companies law, M&A and insurance regulations.

Competition Law:
The team advises clients in all areas of antitrust law and economic regulation in Ecuador. It counsels and represents clients in litigation proceedings related to antitrust law and unfair competition, as well as advising on the elaboration of antitrust compliance programs.

Public Sector & Privatisation:
Consulegis has been part of important processes through which the State has entrusted the strategic public services provision to the private sector: the construction and operation of the Guayaquil airport and the first eco-airport in the world (located in the Galapagos Islands); the concession of the seaport Simon Bolivar of Guayaquil, amongst others.

Finance, Banking & Trust Funds:
The firm takes pride in having lawyers that are considered pioneers in the field of trust funds and the securities market in Ecuador. Consulegis has provided advice to several key players in the banking and finance sectors. It has also advised corporate clients, both nationals and internationals, and on the structuring of financing for different types of projects. Its clients in this practice area are both domestic and foreign.

Labour:
The firm has an active practice in labour law, from international labour contracting to labour disputes. Consulegis assists international and local clients in their day-to-day labour queries, issues and advise them in the litigation process.

Telecommunications & Intellectual Property:
The firm has provided advice in the negotiation and conceptualisation of ICT agreements, as well as in e-commerce and online banking projects. Likewise, it provides legal support in the process of obtaining licences for the provision of telecommunications services.

Customs:
The firm focuses its legal services on the needs of companies involved in the international transfer of goods and services. It assists importers, exporters, distributors and other stakeholders involved in the process of international cargo transportation.

Maritime & Port Law:
The firm thoroughly knows domestic legislation and the international regulations on maritime and port activity, allowing it to give its clients, both public and private, all legal support to carry out their operations and resolve their disputes in this environment of continuous legal development.

International Work:
One of the firm’s valuable qualities is its capacity to advise foreign clients with its international experience. With most of its lawyers being bilingual or multilingual, the firm has participated in numerous multi jurisdictional cases and international transactions related to Ecuadorian interests, both as counsel and legal experts in Ecuadorian law.
Languages: Spanish, English, French.