Associate

Gabriela Guzmán Flores

Arbitration and Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Finance and Insurance
OVERVIEW

Gabriela is an associate at Coronel & Pérez. Her professional practice includes mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising insurance companies, agriculture and other industries.

She has a Master´s degree in Business Law from the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, and an LLM from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Experience

Gabriela Guzmán´s experience, includes, among other matters, the following: 

Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Being member of the team in charge of the preparation of several due diligence on the acquisition of local companies by multinational companies.
  • Participating in mergers and acquisitions processes representing international companies.
  • Advising Agroamerica Corporation and Fyffes Group, corporations related to the agricultural sector, in the acquisition of banana plantations and implementation of the business as producer and exporter.
  • Counseling Cridesa, a subsidiary of Owens Illinois, on corporate and regulatory matters.
  • Advising national companies and subsidiaries of foreign companies such as Intacto Ecuador, Forever-Living Products, Fyffes Group, in multiple corporate law matters.
  • Providing advice to a beer company on the legal implementation and approval of complex corporate acts.

 

Banking, Finance and Insurance

  • Providing specialized advice to national insurers such as Chubb Seguros and Compañía de Seguros de Vida Colvida S.A.
  • Collaborate in audits, regulatory and compliance issues and management of the client’s relationship with the “Superintnendencia de Compañías, Valores y Seguros” (the Ecuadorian administrative entity that regulates insurance matters).
  • Being member of the team in charge of claims and administrative appeals before “Superintnendencia de Compañías, Valores y Seguros” (the Ecuadorian administrative entity that regulates insurance matters).
  • Forming part of the team in charge of the management of operating permits for several international reinsurers: Ironshore Group, CNA Insurance Company Limited, Grupo Financiero Aserta

 

Arbitration and Litigation

  • Participating as part of the team in charge of  the preparation of expert´s report in international investment arbitrations of Burlington Resources Inc., Perenco Ecuador Ltds., MAESSA and SENI, among others.

Qualification and Memberships

  • Member of Foro de Abogados del Ecuador (2011)

Academics

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; LLM, (2018)
  • IEbusiness School; Certificate in Business Administration (2018)
  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Master´s degree in Business Law (2016)
  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Attorney (2011)

Acknowledgments

  • IE Women Scholarship for the LLM IE-Northwestern

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin

Publications

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Ecuadorian Chapter, Global Legal Insights (2015)