International standards and experience, deep local knowledge and national presence: Since 1975, Coronel & Pérez has become one of Ecuador’s most renowned law firms and is proud of its international orientation. Among its clients are many multinational companies doing business in Ecuador and the region, and the firm routinely works with other leading law firms from the US, Europe and Latin America. Coronel & Pérez prides itself on the exceptional depth, thoroughness and competence of its professionals, who are known for successfully handling particularly complex matters. Having offices in both Quito and Guayaquil, the firm has a nationwide presence.
Main areas of practice
Arbitration and litigation: The firm has successfully represented national and foreign clients in local and multi-jurisdiction litigation matters, and is also very active in local and international arbitration, having represented clients in fora as diverse as ICSID and the Arbitration Centre of the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce. Various partners have also served as expert witnesses on Ecuadorian law before foreign and international courts and tribunals, including United States federal and state courts, English courts, and ICSID and PCA international arbitral tribunals. The firm is also active in domestic disputes, including litigation before the National Court and the Constitutional Court of Ecuador.
Banking, finance and insurance: The firm has represented diverse clients in this sector, including lenders, borrowers, investment banks and institutional investors. It has also handled the purchase of financial and insurance institutions.
Competition and intellectual property: The firm has handled several complex administrative procedures before the competition authority and provides pre-emptive assessment on competition matters to industry leaders. Our team of intellectual property experts manages a routinely administration and control of IP rights for our clients.
Corporate, M&A and related areas: The firm is also one of the most experienced firms in corporate law in Ecuador, especially in matters related to mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of local branches or operations, corporate reorganisations, corporate governance and shareholder relationships.
Oil, energy and mining: The firm has extensive experience dealing with these industries and their particular regulation system.
Public-private partnerships and concessions in public services and infrastructure: Coronel & Pérez has been involved in most of Ecuador’s largest concession projects in the past two decades. It offers continuous advice to clients working in regulated industries and operating concessions of public services and infrastructure.
Tax and customs: The firm gives advice in the field of tax planning and analysis. By representing our clients on different types of transactions we place special attention on the impact of tax laws.
Telecommunications: The firm is particularly familiar with the regulatory framework of the industry and has advised many key players in the local market.
Av. De Los Shyris No. 35-174 y Suecia
Edificio Renazzo Plaza, piso 4, oficina 408
T: +593 2 601 4001
Av. 9 de Octubre No. 100 y Malecón
Edificio La Previsora, piso 24, oficina 2401
T: +593 4 251 9900
E: [email protected]
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