Carla focuses her practice on arbitration and litigation processes. She offers her clients assistance, representation and advice in disputes related on public, civil, commercial and corporate law matters. Carla has experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings, corporate consultancy, litigation strategies, highly regulated industries, national and international arbitration.

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Highly regulated industries

Studies

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Magna Cum Laude), Bachelor’s in law (J.D. equivalent), 2015.
  • Stanford University, School of Law, EE.UU., with a specialization in International Economic Law, Business and Policy (LL.M), 2020.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • German

 

Career Path

  • Arbitrator Intelligence Ambassador, 2020-2021.
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Very Young Arbitration Practitioners ECUVYAP-Executive Committee.
  • Secretary for the Arbitral Tribunal of the Ambato Chamber of Commerce and the Tungurahua Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration Centre.
  • Adjunct professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Assignments: contracts and inheritance law.
  • Member of the academic committee for the organization of the National Arbitration Competition in Ecuador.
  • Worked as legal consultant at Moore Stephens Profile, Quito, 2015-2016.
  • Completed a professional internship in the Attorney General Office of Ecuador, Mediation Unit, 2015 and in the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce, Mediation and Arbitration Centre, 2011.
  • Editor-in Chief of the USFQ Law Review, 2016.
  • Member of the USFQ Arbitration Team participating in the International Arbitration Competition organized by the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad del Rosario (2012-2015) and achieved the award for best oral advocacy performance in the second edition of the National Arbitration Competition in Ecuador (2013).

Publications

  • Arbitraje y smart contracts ¿un nuevo reto para el foro arbitral ecuatoriano? [Arbitration and Smart Contracts, a new challenge for the Ecuadorian arbitration forum?] in Ecuadorian Arbitration Review 11th edition, 2020 (with H. García)

https://mcusercontent.com/8a32105354e586e715a7644c9/files/88b485f9-ebd3-4e04-96c1-e79b36cfb74b/Revista_Ecuatoriana_de_Arbitraje_No._11.pdf

  • Del procesalismo rígido a la modernización del arbitraje en el Ecuador: aplicación de normas no domésticas en el arbitraje local [From rigid proceduralism to the modernization of arbitration in Ecuador: implementation of non-domestic rules in local arbitration] in “Experiencias y Retos del Ecuador en el arbitraje comercial y de inversión”, Quito: Editorial Cevallos, 2017 and in Ecuadorian Arbitration Review 9th edition, 2017 (with E.Carmigniani and B. Muriel).

http://iea.ec/pdfs/2018/REA_No_9_7_Carmigniani_Cepeda&Muriel.pdf

  • Implementación (parcial) en Ecuador de principios de la Ley Modelo CNUDMI sobre arbitraje comercial. Retrospectiva histórica y necesidades [Partial implementation of the principles of the UNCITRAL Model Law on commercial arbitration in Ecuador. Historic reviews and current needs] in “Los 20 años de la Ley de Arbitraje en el Ecuador”, Quito: Editorial Cevallos, 2017 and in Ecuadorian Arbitration Review 8th edition, 2017. (with E. Carmigniani).

http://iea.ec/pdfs/2016/REA_n8_Art11.pdf

  • Arbitraje en Ecuador: desarrollo jurisprudencial y reformas legales recientes [Arbitration in Ecuador: jurisprudential development and recent legal reforms] in Ecuadorian Arbitration Review, 7th edition, 2016. (with E. Carmigniani and H. García).

http://iea.ec/pdfs/2015/Art6.pdf

  • El Arbitraje y el Principio de Confidencialidad [Arbitration and its Principle of Confidentiality] in USFQ Law Review, first edition, January 2013.

https://revistas.usfq.edu.ec/index.php/lawreview/article/view/866/1097