With more than 25 years of private practice, Pedro leads Carmigniani Pérez’s corporate practice and is active in the mergers/acquisitions and banking sections of the firm.

Pedro specializes in advising foreign companies for establishing in Ecuador. In mergers and acquisitions he mainly represents foreign companies in acquiring business operations in Ecuador and in their relationship with local public entities, as well as in compliance with formal and anti-corruption requirements by private companies.

Pedro regularly advises Ecuadorian and multinational companies on a range of finance and corporate matters, on contractual proceedings, and on structuring complex real estate business transactions.

In the banking practice, he manages due diligence teams for international or multilateral banking loans to local counterparts, and advises on banking regulations and credit card industry.

In addition to his areas of professional interest, Pedro is a fan of underwater fishing and SCUBA diving, having certified as an instructor of this activity in open water.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Banking
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Studies

  • Duke University School of Law, LLM, 2002.
  • Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil, Lawyer, 1993.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Career Path

  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
  • Admitted to practice in New York State (2003).
  • Member of the Banking Board (1999-2002).
  • General Director of the Central Bank of Ecuador, Main Branch (1997).
  • He was a professor at the Universidad Católica de Guayaquil

Acknowledgments

  • Chambers Latin America 2018 describes him in corporate and project financing as “a great lawyer that focuses his practice on cross-border investment across a variety of industries”.
  • Chambers in his current edition describes him as a great lawyer in corporate and financial matters that focuses his practice on issues that involve several jurisdictions in multiple industries.