Firm Profile

Carmigniani Pérez Abogados


Strength in disputes and banking

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1997

Partners: 2

Lawyers: 16

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Carmigniani Pérez Abogados boasts a robust disputes practice complemented by strength in banking and finance and antitrust. The firm prides itself on its presence in both Guayaquil and Quito. Since the establishment of its office in the capital, initially set up to handle disputes matters and proceedings before national courts, the firm has been focusing on strengthening this outlet. As such, Carmigniani Pérez Abogados plans to enhance the M&A and antitrust offering in Quito in the coming years. In this regard, the firm’s ambitions centre around consolidating its existing practices and further developing its specialisation, rather than directing its energy towards expansion.

Throughout 2021, Carmigniani Pérez Abogados bolstered its M&A and dispute resolution practice groups, with a combination of internal associate promotions and lateral hires. That same year also saw the promotion of the first female partner at the firm.

Highly regarded lawyer Eduardo Carmigniani leads the firm, while fellow founding partner Pedro Pérez steers the firm’s M&A and banking and finance practice groups. Carmigniani has fronted the implementation of a reorganisation plan that included reviews of the career track, compensation systems and the internal compliance policy.

The firm remains busy in countercyclical areas, namely managing litigation cases as well as local and international arbitration matters. The presence in Quito helps to attract more international clients and to access cases involving the country’s oil and mining clients centred in the capital.

Carmigniani Pérez Abogados reports a rise in the amount of antitrust work over the past year, prompting it to expand its offering in this area. In particular, it has been kept busy with litigious matters before Ecuador’s antitrust watchdog. Meanwhile, the firm has also seen an uptake in anti-corruption work of late.


The firm is headquartered in Guayaquil and has a growing team in Quito.

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