Lexvalor Abogados > Quito, Ecuador > Firm Profile

Lexvalor Abogados
AV. 12 DE OCTUBRE N24-774 Y AV. CORUÑA
EDIFICIO URBAN PLAZA. PISO 5, 8, 15 y 16. QUITO
Ecuador

Ecuador > Intellectual property Tier 1

Lexvalor Abogados is noted for its broad IP offering, with a team experienced in patents, plant varieties, litigation, trade mark clearance and anti-counterfeiting. Led by Luis Marin, the practice is also active in portfolio management, where it acts for a catalogue of domestic and international clients including Post Foods, Corporación Favorita, Fideval and AT&T. Also noted is associate Emily Moreno, who provides support on prosecution matters and administrative proceedings. Hernán Ponce Aray left the firm in July 2021 to become the Ambassador to Belgium.

Practice head(s):

Luis Marin

Testimonials

‘The team is spectacular.’

‘Luis Marin has served us excellently.’

 

Key clients

Abbot Laboratories

Waterotor Energy Technologies

Santos CMI

Prophar

Post Foods

Soluciones Brio

The DirecTV Group

Industrias Ales

Alpina Productos Alimenticios

Corporación Favorita

Ecopacific Empresa Comercial del Pacifico

Uribe & Schwarzkopf

Grupo Pintulac

Fideval

Freezetone Products

Baldoré

Scotch Whisky Association

Laboratoires Ineldea

Diners Club International

Work highlights

  • Represented Diners Club International in the prosecution of its new Payclub Tag application and the updating of its local portfolio in Ecuador.
  • Represented Prophar regarding the strategy and coordination of multiple enforcement actions, including criminal proceedings.
  • Represented Moet Hennessy in investigations and actions against counterfeit sales of its products in Ecuador.

Ecuador > Real estate Tier 1

Demonstrating great ‘attention to detailLexvalor Abogados is particularly noted for its expertise as regards tenancy law and expropriation proceedings, representing clients in negotiations, arbitration and litigation. In the construction projects segment, the team acts for the likes of Uribe Schwarzkopf and Corporación Favorita on a range of large-scale residential and retail developments respectively. Property subdivision is also an area where the practice has a particular focus, working with developers and banks on a variety of transfers of ownership. The team is jointly led by Karla Villacís, who handles both contentious and non-contentious issues; Daniela Irigoyen, whose practice focuses on the financial aspects of real estate transactions, and Juan Francisco Almeida, an expert on project structuring. Also noted in the team, senior associate Marcelo Morabowen provides advisory services in relation to development work; while associate Santiago Aguirre handles permits and authorisations from local governments.

Practice head(s):

Karla Villacís; Daniela Irigoyen; Juan Francisco Almeida

Testimonials

‘The firm has been able to handle complex real estate issues that have included special municipal permits, diversion of roads, inheritance issues, replacement of public spaces, and other particulars of each project, the advice of the firm has been vital from the beginning. Finally, it is very important to emphasize that our lawyers operate with the same anti-corruption and compliance policy with the authorities and control officials. This is the added value that we have with Lexvalor and its differentiation from other firms.’

‘Lexvalor’s lawyers are concerned not only with answering the issues that are presented, but also generate alerts and work from the different departments when a problem appears that was not identified by the company. They are very clear that when they do a job, their work involves taking care of the client’s corporate image.  Santiago Aguirre is a very active lawyer in the real estate area and with whom we have daily contact in real estate processes, a lawyer with great professional ethics and perceptive to the needs of the client.’

‘This practice provides comprehensive solutions under one roof, has extensive experience in different branches of law, provides personalized attention (partners present), understands our business in depth, which greatly facilitates management, and maintains relationships within the union and with authorities.’

‘The firm’s lawyers are strategic business allies due to their knowledge, experience, involvement and commitment. Daniela Irigoyen collaborates not only from a purely legal perspective, but also permanently watching over the business.’

‘100% available any time with full expertise, excellent professional knowledge’

‘The level of closeness with customers and attention to detail. The general service of the people in the firm is friendly, they are proactive.’

‘The attorneys at Lexvalor are always willing to find ways to help their clients, often even on weekends.’

‘Collaboration and predisposition to attend to any query, there is always openness to see how to reach the best solution meeting the requirements of what is needed.’

Key clients

Uribe Schwarzkopf

Grupo Nobis

Lomas de San Pedro Project

La Gloria Project

Romero y Pazmiño

Trust María Isabel

Corporación Favorita

Work highlights

  • Advised Uribe Schwarzkopf in the Iqon, Epiq, and Qanvas projects, which were all approved by the relevant authorities.
  • Advised Grupo Nobis on the constitution of the “Sotonovo II” trust and the “NM” mercantile trust.
  • Advised Corporación Favorita on pre-existing litigation, the unification of lots, declaration of horizontal property, expropriation processes, permits, and licenses.

Ecuador > Tax Tier 1

Highly regarded for its ‘in-depth knowledge' of both contentious and non-contentious tax matters, Lexvalor Abogados acts for an array of domestic and international clients and enjoys a particularly strong presence in the pharmaceutical, technology, hospitality and insurance sectors. In doing so, the firm often appears opposite the Ecuadorian Internal Revenue Service (SRI), relevant municipal governments and the national customs administration. On the non-contentious side, the practice handles transfer pricing, inheritance planning, and investment agreements, among other advisory and structuring matters. The department is led by Carlos Coronel, who handles tax advisory and tax controversies (both judicial and administrative). He is flanked by fellow partners Pablo Arias Aizaga (tax consulting and tax disputes) and María Gabriela Uquillas (head of the firm's international trade and customs practice), both of whom have over 15 years' experience in the sector. At associate level, Víctor Chiriboga is the name to note; his practice is centred on corporate advisory and tax planning, along with tax procedural matters.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Coronel; María Gabriela Uquillas

Testimonials

‘The Lexvalor team has in-depth knowledge of the reforms that have been introduced into the law, as well as warning in advance of possible regulatory changes within the country that allow establishing business strategies with a long-term vision. In-depth knowledge of tax matters allows decisions to be made when starting new businesses.’

‘Academic and professional preparation. The contact with different government entities is always under strict compliance with ethical standards.’

‘Carlos Coronel is a highly trained lawyer, his knowledge of the matter is exceptional, he is a trustworthy person who is well known in the field.’

‘Very good team, efficient. It compares very favorably in relation to other firms in tax matters in Ecuador. The most characteristic is the level of specialization of its lawyers.’

‘Knowledge of the local market, ability to manage favorable contacts for the client’s business. The most outstanding partner in this matter is Carlos Coronel.’

A strongly consolidated team, with high expertise, specialist in various law subjects, always find solutions to cases. Compared with other firms, the attention and solutions are effective and timely.’

Carlos Coronel is frontal and direct, dominates the jurisprudence, honest and loyal. Pablo arias: front and direct, dominates legal doctrine and tax law, honest, loyal and charismatic.’

Key clients

Saludsa

Marcimex

Grupo Indurama

Acerias Nacionales del Ecuador

DirecTV

Primax Comercial del Ecuador

Productos Avon Ecuador

Corporación Favorita

Attenza Df Ecuador

Cervecería Nacional

Superdeporte

Banco Internacional

Grupo Futuro

Etica Empresa Turística Internacional

KFC

Casabaca

Uber

Hapag-Lloyd

Productos Familia Sancela Del Ecuador

Work highlights

  • Advised and sponsored Productos Avon Ecuador in four contentious tax processes for differences in the value declared by the taxpayer in the importation of merchandise.
  • Represented Cervecería Nacional in a judicial process against the SRI, obtaining a favourable result for the company.
  • Obtained a ruling in a judicial case on behalf of Banco Internacional that resolved the return of more than $2m of ​​unduly paid amounts.

Ecuador > Banking and finance Tier 2

Quito-based Lexvalor Abogados handles both domestic and cross-border work with a focus on structuring, debt transactions, and the design of guarantee arrangements. The practice is co-led by Daniela Irigoyen and Margoth Chiriboga, who have experience advising a broad array of clients with regards to the structuring and management of fiduciary businesses and the securities markets, respectively. Recent highlights include mandates from Mercapital Casa de Valores, Fideval and Banco Pichincha. Senior associate Mariela Moreno has a broad corporate practice but also a specialisation in finance, securities and insurance law; she too is active in the fiduciary and trusts segment. Corporate and transactional partner Juan Francisco Almeida also advises on structuring investment mechanisms for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Practice head(s):

Daniela Irigoyen; Margoth Chiriboga

Testimonials

‘The team of partners and lawyers at Lexvalor are absolutely professionals. They have a big strength in knowing not only how but also with who to make business in Ecuador.’

‘Daniela Irigoyen is a young talent with a load of experience in fiduciary, real estate and business law. Excellent criteria, great knowledge, superb capacity of execution. One of a kind!’

‘The Lexvalor practice has an excellent human group, with a lot of knowledge. They have a lot of experience in business, entrepreneurship, purchasing and acquisitions. Ecuadorian legislation is complicated and it is not always easy to navigate in the world of venture capital, but they always try to find a solution and find a way to do the transactions.’

‘The level of follow-up and involvement in each business is very good, they are really interested in supporting and finding the best solution, even if that means longer hours of work.’

‘Very aware of technological innovations and the processes that must be implemented to be aligned with current laws and regulations. Accompanies clients beyond the legal issue, providing support and experience within our own line of business.’ 

‘Knowledge, empathy, professionalism, human quality.’

‘This practice provides comprehensive solutions under one roof, has extensive experience in different branches of law, provides personalized attention, and understands our business in depth, which greatly facilitates management, and maintains relationships within the union and with authorities.’

‘The firm’s lawyers are strategic business allies due to their knowledge, experience, involvement and commitment.’

Key clients

Mercapital Casa de Valores

Su Casa de Valores

Banco Pichincha

Grupo Nobis

Grupo Futuro

Corporación Favorita

Citibank

Banco Internacional

Fideval

Medicréditos

Work highlights

  • Advised Mercapital Casa de Valores on bond issues for the amount of $34m.
  • Advised Fideval on the legal structuring and approval of three new investment funds.
  • Advised Grupo Nobis on the structuring of an investment trust to be used for the production and sale of first-class agricultural products.

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lexvalor Abogados continues to grow and consolidate its presence in the upper echelons of Ecuador’s corporate sector, with the 22-strong practice busy across the full range of transactional matters and associated corporate assistance; in particular it’s activity has focused on the incorporation of companies using the simplified stock company structures, and on the migration of limited companies to this “SAS” model. The corporate practice is jointly led by firm president Alfredo Peñaherrera Wright, securities specialist Margoth Chiriboga López, and increasingly key corporate practitioner Juan Francisco Almeida; their combined experience encompasses, M&A, capital markets and financing, and the full range of corporate advisory matters. While Peñaherrera Wright’s practice centres on M&A, Ricardo Peñaherrera handles corporate, competition and data privacy matters, and is also noted for his expertise in restructurings and commercial contracts. Moreover, the corporate partner-level bench was strengthened with the arrival of Gabriela Guzmán Flores and Fabricio Dávila as part of the absorption of Axis Consultores Legales (a 2019 spin-off from Coronel & Pérez), which also gives the firm a presence in Guayaquil. At associate level, senior María Pia Rivadeneira is the name to note; she is particularly active with clients in the pharmaceutical sector.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Peñaherrera Wright; Margoth Chiriboga; Juan Francisco Almeida

Testimonials

‘There are several reasons that make Lexvalor different. In the first place, it is necessary to highlight the deep technical knowledge they have of the legislation, in particular of all the laws that may have an impact.’

‘Lexvalor Abogados is a full service firm, specialized in various legal matters with an extensive understanding of the business. in which we are immersed, this is of vital importance when solving our needs.’

‘The team knows how to integrate to work perfectly with all areas of the company and all the executives who work in the company. In fact, the rapport between Alfredo Peñaherrera and Ricardo Peñaherrera has reached such a level that all company executives know them, can speak with them directly and know in which cases they should consult them. Thus, their abilities to work in a team and to know the internal processes of the company are remarkable when dealing with external advisors for the company. Finally, we are aware of the different efforts and innovations that have been carried out at Lexvalor, which are always aimed at improving the services they offer us.’

‘Both Alfredo Peñaherrera and Ricardo Peñaherrera stand out for their knowledge of the law. They differ from other lawyers in that they know our industry in great depth, which allows them to understand the impact of laws and bills in the National Assembly, and they inform us of the changes or adjustments that we need, even before, allowing the company to make inquiries.’

‘They maintain very good relations with the authorities, which facilitates daily activities in legal matters. Alfredo Peñaherrera is a very reliable person, with an excellent ability to understand legal problems and find solutions. His experience in transactions and negotiations on behalf of the company are remarkable. These qualities were reflected in its management in the negotiations and instrumentation of contracts and reforms of the loans that the company has contracted, as well as all its participation in the purchase of a very important supermarket and retail chain.’

‘Lexvalor lawyers are always available to the corporation, no matter the day or time, they are always ready to resolve our needs, they are a fundamental piece in the development of the group.’

‘The team is extremely knowledgeable about our business and the law, which allows them to give precise advice for the reality of the company.’

‘Human quality and its sharing with our corporate values. Alfredo Peñaherrera and Ricardo Peñaherrera are exceptional in their work and quality of responses.’

Key clients

Fideval

Corporación Favorita

Vallejo Araujo

Nestlé

DirecTV

Grupo Difare

Superdeporte

Jabonería Wilson

Industrial Ales

Alpina Productos Alimenticios

Unión Cementera Nacional

Arbaro Fund

Industrial Ales

Work highlights

  • Advised Unión Cementera Nacional on its $30m acquisition of Enermundo.
  • Advised Grupo Link on the sale of part of its business to Spanish group BTS.
  • Advise Ecuamolsa on the acquisition of a flour mill, along with its operations, from Universal Sweets Industries.

Ecuador > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution team at Lexvalor Abogados regularly acts for clients -particularly in the financial and real estate sectors- in a variety of litigation, arbitration and mediation processes. Among recent highlights, the team acted for Imbauto in a judicial recovery of credits and a consumer defence claim. Leadership of the practice is divided between Daniela Irigoyen Samaniego, an expert in contract disputes involving investment managers; Juan Francisco Almeida, who focuses on real estate litigation and commercial arbitration; and César Sánchez, who is noted as a key contact for arbitration and litigation focused on contractual and extra-contractual civil liability. Sánchez joined the team from Axis Consultores Legales in May 2021. Also noted, associate Mariela Moreno is highly regarded for her preparation and handling of administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Daniela Irigoyen; Juan Francisco Almeida; César Sánchez

Testimonials

‘Personalised attention and timely clarification of legal queries. It is a team that complements itself in the various professional areas, with specialists of a high professional level. The cost-benefit ratio is adequate, so billing is within that ratio.’

‘The professionals are young people with great academics and training, which helps keep the firm relevant.’

‘What we like about this law firm is that they are interested in our market and know how it works, in such a way that, when there is any problem, they advise us with knowledge of the sector. On the other hand, they provide advice in several areas.’

‘The lawyers are very empathetic and above all they are always available to our requirements at any time and on any day when there are urgent cases, especially Juan Francisco Almeida.’

‘This practice provides comprehensive solutions under one roof, has extensive experience in different branches of law, provides personalized attention, understands our business in depth, which greatly facilitates management, and maintains relationships within the union and with authorities.’

‘The firm’s lawyers are strategic business allies due to their knowledge, experience, involvement and commitment. Daniela Irigoyen leads the legal strategy for all conflicts we have in our line of business. In recent years we have had to face complex, high-risk and high-quantity legal processes, where Lexvalor led the litigation management strategy.’

‘Juan Francisco Almeida is very professional and empathic.’

Key clients

Fideval

Banco Pichincha

Nestle Ecuador

Vallejo Araujo

Industrias Ales

Cervecería Nacional

Asociación Mutualista de Ahorro y Crédito para la Vivienda Pichincha

Consorcio Pichincha

Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Ecuador

Holcim

Lafarge

Work highlights

  • Acted for Holcim on the recovery of several credits in its favour, totalling  $3.5m.
  • Represented Fideval in a protection action initiated by Criera Ecuador in relation to a construction contract terminated unilaterally for the amount of $9m.
  • Acted on behalf of Drivum Capital on a breach of contract for the amount of $500k.

Ecuador > Labour and employment Tier 2

Lexvalor Abogados is noted for its work on a range of non-contentious labour and employment matters, with a primary focus on remuneration structures, worker confidentiality, discrimination, workplace harassment, and cross-border employment agreements. On the contentious front, the team also recently acted in disputes for clients in the agricultural sector, with an emphasis on unfair dismissals and issues related to the pandemic. The team is co-led by Karla Villacís, who is noted for her ‘excellent judgement' (and focus on the real estate and construction industries); and Alfredo Peñaherrera, whose practice focuses on advising clients in the corporate sector. Associate Vanessa Gómez is highlighted for her work on litigation and alternative dispute resolution in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Karla Villacís; Alfredo Peñaherrera

Testimonials

‘What makes Lexvalor unique is that they work as allies of the business and not as an external advisor. They understand business needs and give their best advice based on this. In addition, I consider that they have a good work scheme between lawyers, since there are day-to-day issues that are worked on with some people, but you always have immediate access to the partner lawyers. As for the people, they are very warm, close and explain legal concepts to us in the easiest way. We are pleased with their service and we believe that the permanent contact is what makes them stand out from other firms.’

‘Karla Villacís is very professional and has excellent criteria. She has in her favor that she is in permanent contact with her clients. Additionally, she manages very well the meetings and the contact with the different entities with which she must interact. Additionally, as a leader, she develops and empowers her work team very well.’

‘The team is multidisciplinary, with a strategic and operational vision of Ecuadorian labour legal management. This holistic vision and full understanding of the business and industry means that their recommendations have a very important weight in our decision making within this field. Its vision is always analyzing costs vs. benefits, always involving risk criteria. It compares very favorably with other firms due to the personalization, attention and deepening interest in the line of business. Its people are very prepared.’

‘Its knowledge, its appearance and its holistic recommendations in the labour field are focused from the business point of view and even from the point of view of property. Karla Villacís is an excellent professional and we are very satisfied.’

‘The team is very professional, they know very well the proceedings of labour trials with which they guided us and prepared us very well to face them. The content of its answers were very complete, very professional. I felt a lot of customization.’

‘Karla Villacís knew the character of many judges and guided us with the possible attitudes of the judges, that for me was very important to know how to prepare the communication strategy in the trials. It was also interesting how the first trials were led by Karla accompanied by Vanessa Gomez who assisted with information; but the following trials Karla made Vanessa lead the processes, an action that let me see how the team prepares all the members, this tells me a very good impression of LexValor.’

‘Updated multidisciplinary team with experience in various fields, sending a newsletter with updates to regulations.’

‘Experience and knowledge from Karla Villacís and Vanessa Gomez’

Key clients

Alpina Productos Alimenticios Alpiecuador

Uribe Schwarzkopf Ingenieros y Arquitectos

Zaimella del Ecuador

Beiersdorf Ecuador

Grupo Familia Sancela del Ecuador

Tigre Ecuador

Opticas Gmo Ecuador

Corporación Favorita

DespegarEcuador

Ecopacific

Work highlights

  • Advised Alpina Productos Alimenticios Alpiecuador on contract terminations, dismissals, retirements, and industrial safety matters, including management of catastrophic diseases, work hazards and labour accidents.
  • Advised Beiersdorf on the implementation of disciplinary processes, and guidelines for a good labour environment.
  • Advised Zaimella del Ecuador on the implementation of disciplinary processes, guidelines for a good labour environment, and industrial safety matters involving construction hazards for employees.

Ecuador > Competition and antitrust Tier 3

With a focus on the food, beverage and retail sectors, Lexvalor Abogados acts on a range of abuse of dominance, cartel, unfair competition claims and market investigations; concurrently, it frequently acts as co-counsel with major international law firms such as Freshfields and Skadden Arps on the Ecuadorian aspects of merger control procedures. The practice is co-led by Luis Marin and Ricardo Peñaherrera whose practices encompass corporate/M&A, IP and competition; Marin handles a broad range of competition matters including abuse of market power, restrictive practices, cartels and merger notifications; while competition-practice coordinator Peñaherrera has niche expertise in the retail -and specifically supermarket- segment, where he frequently intervenes in both merger control notifications and sanctioning procedures. Key associate support comes from intermediate Ana María Terán.

Practice head(s):

Luis Marín; Ricardo Peñaherrera

Testimonials

‘There are several reasons why Lexvalor Abogados is a unique firm in the field, with its technical and business knowledge, its specialization in various areas of law and its unconditional predisposition and approach to the corporation make us always comfortable and sure of being in the best hands.’

‘Ricardo Peñaherrera, together with a group of young specialists who are well studied and knowledgeable in the matter, make the advice optimal and dynamic, they keep us company directors up to date with all the regulatory reforms that could eventually affect the development of the business.’

‘They are constantly training staff on permitted and prohibited practices so that the development of the market always conforms to the mandates of the regulations and as part of the continuous advice they are guaranteeing that contractual relationships with suppliers and customers are always within the framework of the law.’

‘Ricardo Peñaherrera’s advice has allowed the corporation to not have had a single sanction by the competition authority.’

‘Ricardo Peñaherrera stands out for his deep knowledge of the law and the matter, his dynamism, empathy with the needs of the client and his unconditional commitment.’

‘Excellent attention, knowledge, kindness and care of the clients.’

‘It is a hands-on firm that understands the business and engages responsibly and with practical choices.’

Key clients

Quala Ecuador

Ecopacific

Cafecom

Corporacion Favorita

Industrias Ales

Pasteurizadora el Ranchito

Yara International

Hydrahead

Surfco

Work highlights

  • Represented Hydrahead in a claim brought by a rival oil service solutions company claiming the company had used misleading advertising.
  • Represented Industrias Ales in a claim brought against it by rival competitor Upfield, claiming it imitated elements of their design.  
  • Advised Quala Ecuador in connection with an investigation for alleged deceptive, comparative and denigratory advertising filed by Sumesa.

The firm: LEXVALOR Abogados is a dynamic and consolidated full-service law firm with a reputation of excellence, based on outstanding results in line with its clients’ expectations, delivering services from its offices in Quito and Guayaquil and through a wide network of correspondents throughout the world.

LEXVALOR Abogados is the result of the combination of two leading Ecuadorian law firms: Peñaherrera & Ponce Abogados, and LEXVALOR Abogados. The combination of complementary practices through the merger allowed the firm to meet the needs of clients requiring a broader array of specialized services, giving rise to one of the leading full-service law firms in the country.

The firm today has a team of 52 lawyers and a total of 86 members including accountants, financial experts, and staff to support legal and administrative matters. The firm specializes in several areas of law and holds in depth knowledge of the economic sectors in which they perform. The professionals of the firm are trained in prestigious local and international universities.

The firm and its lawyers are members of the following legal networks: International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), International Fiscal Association (IFA), Ecuadorian Institute of Tax Law, Alliance for Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (AEI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Interamerican Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI) and the Ecuadorean Association of Intellectual Property (AEPI).

Main areas of practice
Banking and finance: The firm has participated in the structuring of capital market transactions, including corporate bond issues, commercial paper, securitizations, and other financial products for company financing. LEXVALOR Abogados is also known for its experience in structuring multilateral credit operations, as well as in syndicated loan operations to finance major projects in Ecuador.

Competition and antitrust: The team provides the full scope of services in the antitrust/competition field, ranging from counsel on abuse of dominance, cartels, merger control, state aid, unfair competition, to litigation in administrative and judicial forums relating to these matters.

Corporate: The firm provides the full range of corporate and strategic counsel for investments in the country. The firm handles multiple corporate matters, especially relating to processes of new company incorporation, business structure, corporate restructuring of business groups, negotiation of contracts, establishment of corporate agreements, commercial advice, among others.

Dispute resolution: The firm specializes in dispute prevention and resolution. The litigation team is specially focused on civil, commercial, administrative, labour and tax actions. The firm represents both public and private entities in international and domestic arbitration as well as mediation processes.

Intellectual property: The IP team handles prosecution and maintenance of IP portfolios locally and worldwide, including trademarks, trade names, designs, patents, copyright. The team is regularly entrusted with litigation in administrative and judicial forums for the defense of IP rights, including anti-counterfeiting actions.

Labour and employment: Advice to clients in matters relating to labour contracts and prevention of labour conflicts that may arise from the relationship between workers and employers. The firm also provides assistance on social security matters and immigration issues.

Mergers and acquisitions: Our team has consolidated a specialized M&A practice through a portfolio of transactions in a wide range of industries, representing buyers or sellers, in both local and multijurisdictional transactions. Our full-service practice approach allows us to integrate specialists from different teams to provide a tailored and multidisciplinary corporate advisory service in transactions

Real estate: LEXVALOR Abogados provides legal advice throughout all stages of real estate projects, from the acquisition of the land and the obtainment of municipal permits to the structuring of tax and contractual schemes for the project implementation.

Tax: The team of professionals specialize in fiscal related matters, finance, and accounting. LEXVALOR Abogados’ services include tax–efficient structures for transactions and strategic tax planning. It also represents clients before the tax authorities and courts on tax and customs.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and Finance Héctor Barahonahbarahona@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Banking and Finance Daniela Irigoyendirigoyen@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Banking and Finance Margoth Chiribogamchiriboga@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Competition and Antitrust Luis Marín Tobarlmarin@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Competition and Antitrust Ricardo Peñaherrerarpenaherrera@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Compliance Marcelo Morabowenmmorabowen@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Compliance Margoth Chiribogamchiriboga@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Corporate and M&A Alfredo Peñaherreraapenaherrera@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Corporate and M&A Héctor Barahonahbarahona@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Corporate and M&A Fabricio Dávilafdavila@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Dispute Resolution Juan Francisco Almeidajalmeida@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Dispute Resolution Daniela Irigoyendirigoyen@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Data Protection Ricardo Peñaherrerarpenaherrera@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Energy and Natural Resources Alfredo Peñaherreraapenaherrera@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Fintech Gabriela Guzmángguzman@lexvalor.com(593) 4 6006280
Fintech Margoth Chiribogamchiriboga@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Labour and Employment Karla Villacískvillacis@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Labour and Employment Alfredo Peñaherreraapenaherrera@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
M&A Héctor Barahonahbarahona@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
M&A Margoth Chiribogamchiriboga@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Public Law Daniela Irigoyendirigoyen@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Real Estate Juan Francisco Almeidajalmeida@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Real Estate Karla Villacískvillacis@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
Tax Carlos Coronelccoronel@lexvalor.com(593) 2 3230375
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