On the evening of October 19th, 2023, Guayaquil’s legal elite assembled at the enchanting rooftop venue ‘VENTO’ for the grand unveiling of The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Ecuador. Serving as the hosts for the evening, David Freeman, Global Business Development Manager, and Sara Maggi, The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist Deputy Editor, extended a warm welcome and celebrated the exceptional accomplishments of Guayaquil’s leading in-house legal experts.
The evening’s inauguration featured heartfelt introductory remarks from Sara Maggi. She conveyed her congratulations to all in attendance and underscored the significance of Ecuador’s contribution to The Legal 500’s publications.
Subsequently, the spotlight shifted to the event’s sponsor, Agustín Acosta Cárdenas, Managing Partner at Dentons Paz Horowitz. He addressed the challenges faced by in-house lawyers, emphasising the importance of ethical conduct, integrity, compliance, and the promotion of gender equality within the legal community. Gabriel Solis Vinueza, Partner at Dentons, took the stage next, echoing the sentiments of the managing partner and emphasising that compliance and integrity are pivotal factors for fostering the growth of the companies.
We extend our sincere gratitude to all who participated in our research and contributed to the success of this event. Our appreciation also goes to our sponsor, Dentons Paz Horowitz, for their support throughout the research process, enabling the realisation of this event. We eagerly anticipate our return to Ecuador in 2024.