Carmigniani Pérez has a robust disputes practice complemented by strength in banking & finance and antitrust.
Since its 2017 amicable split with a Quito-headquartered firm, Carmigniani Pérez has been focusing on what it does best. It now has its own office in Quito with five lawyers, as well as a disputes partner who runs it. The office’s main purpose is to handle disputes matters and proceedings before national courts.
Rather than fixating on expansion, the firm’s goal is to consolidate what it has and what it already does well. In 2020 Carmigniani Pérez promoted two Guayaquil lawyers in the areas of corporate and disputes while it welcomed the former head of international arbitration at Ecuador's attorney general's office at the start of 2021.
Highly regarded lawyer Eduardo Carmigniani leads the firm. He has fronted the implementation of a reorganisation plan which included reviews of the career track, compensation systems and the internal compliance policy.
Ecuador went through another difficult year in 2020, with a public health crisis and economic turmoil. The firm keeps busy in countercyclical areas and continues to be busy handling litigation cases and domestic and international arbitration matters. The presence in Quito helps to attract more international clients and to get access to cases involving the country’s oil and mining clients centred in the capital.
The firm is headquartered in Guayaquil but also has a team in the capital, Quito.