Puente & Asociados > Quito, Ecuador > Firm Profile

Puente & Asociados
170504, QUITO

Ecuador > Labour and employment Tier 4

Puente & Asociados is noted for its expertise in non-contentious matters, advising both new and established clients in connection with the design and implementation of labour structures. On the contentious side, the team is also active in disputes relating to unfair dismissal claims and the enforcement of retirement rights. Guillermo Córdova and Miguel Ángel Puente co-head the team, while associate Paola Quezada supports the practice in labour related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Cordova; Miguel Angel Puente



‘I highlight the level of commitment and confidentiality in the handling of information, as well as proposing practical alternatives framed within the law.’

‘Their expertise and work experience sets them apart from the market in general.’

‘Skills include empathy, leadership, resolution capacity, active listening, communication skills, organizational capacity, flexibility, responsibility, motivation and focus on objectives.’

‘Resources and initiative. Honesty and integrity. Adaptation to the needs of the company. Communication skills. Sense of purpose and clarity of objectives.’

Key clients

Asociación del Fondo Complementario Previsional Cerrado

Vallejo & Perez Representaciones Turisticas


Casa de Incentivos Casintour


Galpacifico Turs

Work highlights

  • Represented Asociación del Fondo Complementario Previsional Cerrado in a lawsuit brought by former members of the company seeking recognition of employer retirement for approximately $299k.

Puente & Asociados was created with a special emphasis on corporate business law and as an efficient alternative for legal advice. The firm helps to optimize the growth and productivity of businesses and organizations, protecting them from potential legal contingencies, as well as giving them adequate legal advice for different contractual business.

The firm has offices in various cities, such as Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca in Ecuador; and has two international offices in Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru. In addition, it has an extensive network of correspondents worldwide.

Dr Miguel Angel Puente Asquet, an experienced professional who has served in national and international businesses, founded the law firm in 2001. He has been associated with professional experts in the legal field and during the last few years he has consolidated a specialized team to work for clients’ interests.

Puente & Asociados represents a number of local and international organizations due to the agile, personalized and professional services it provides, as a firm with strong values, whose goal is to render legal solutions to legal persons.

Areas of practice
Labor law: thanks to experience acquired in the labor law field, the firm offers legal advice and sponsors companies and organizations in individual and collective labor disputes. Puente & Asociados is a leading firm in labor law with a long history of cases resolved favorably for its clients. Its labor law experts, Dr Miguel Ange Puente and Dr Guillermo Cordova, have wide experience in consulting as well as academic teaching. In addition, they have collaborated in drafting labor legislation.

Corporate law: the firm handles multiple commercial and corporate matters, such as incorporating mercantile companies, opening foreign branches, corporate mergers, capital increases and others.

Civil and litigation: Puente & Asociados’ goal is to avoid legal disputes and lawsuits; but when a matter occurs in the litigation field, the firm’s specialized team represents clients’ interests to reach the best solution for the case. The experience acquired allows the team to negotiate and offer alternative solutions by representing its clients’ needs.

Intellectual property: the firm delivers advice and management of intangible assets, by the registration of trademarks, patents of invention, industrial designs and different IP rights. The legal advice also comprises the management and protection of copyright and related rights, drafting and reaching licenses, agreements and contracts.

Tax law: the firm offers corporate tax advice, protection analysis and business tax planning, and tax controversies sponsorship.

Migration law: the firm provides a comprehensive system of assessment and management of the entire immigration process for local people, and foreigners or expatriates. This process includes relocation services for corporations.

Labor Miguel Ángel Puente Asquetmiguelp@puenteasociados.com+593 999824362
Corporate Gabriela Pozogabrielap@puenteasociados.com+593 999824362
Civil/litigation Guillermo Javier Córdova Villegasguillermoc@puenteasociados.com+593 999824362
IP/MIGRATION Geovanna Puente Alarcóngpuente@puenteasociados.com+593 999824362
Tax Carlos Lictocarlosl@puenteasociados.com+593 999824362
Minning Elisa Moránelisam@puenteasociados.com+593999710355
Elizabeth Cabrera photoDr Elizabeth CabreraAssociate at Puente & Associates Law Firm
Guillermo Córdova photoDr Guillermo CórdovaPartner at Puente & Asociados Law Firm
Carlos Licto photoDr Carlos LictoSenior Associate of the Law Firm Puente & Asociados
ELISA MORÁN photoDra ELISA MORÁNHEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT Doctor of Jurisprudence, she has extensive experience in…
Gabriela Pozo photoAdv Gabriela PozoLawyer at Puente y Asociados Law Firm Director of the Corporate area,…
Geovanna Puente photoAdv Geovanna PuenteGeovanna Puente is Director of the Intellectual Property – Immigration Affairs area.…
Miguel Ángel Puente photoDr Miguel Ángel PuenteFounding Partner and General Manager of the Puente & Asociados Estudio Jurídico…
Other fee-earners : 7
Total staff : 22
Leaders in Law
Leaders League
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
Chambers & Partners
IP Stars
Partners : 5