Emmanuel Medina Henríquez

Emmanuel Medina Henríquez is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Emmanuel directly using the contact details listed above.

Emmanuel is the general manager of ROSS Auditores y Consultores. He is a CPA who began his professional career in Maracay, Venezuela, first at Bravo Peraza & Associates, Public Accountants, then later as the General Manager of Auditing at Bravo Bastidas & Associates, Public Accountants. He has also held important management positions in other fields: he was the General Manager of Finance for a transportation company, he was also appointed as a general manager for over eight years in the manufacturing and broadcasting industries. Mr. Medina has also served as the Audit Board Coordinator of the Association of Public Accountants in Aragua, Venezuela.

Besides being a certified public accountant, Emmanuel has a Master’s Degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Carabobo, Venezuela. He is also an expert in matters related to IFRS and IAS, and is an experienced speaker on both of these subjects. Mr. Medina is also in the process of completing his doctoral thesis for the Doctorate Program in Administrative and Management Sciences at the University of Carabobo, Venezuela.

Emmanuel Medina Henríquez is currently an Accounting professor at the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Previously, he held multiple positions in many learning institutions: he was an Auditing professor at the University of Carabobo, Venezuela and at the Bicentenaria University of Aragua, Venezuela; he was also an Accounting professor at the Extension and Technical Advisory Centre for Businesses of the University of Carabobo, Venezuela. At this university, Mr. Medina was recognised as the best professor in matters related to IFRS. He has also been a speaker on professional issues at ESPOL, University of Guayaquil, Association of Accountants in Guayas, Association of Commercial Engineers of Guayas, and at the Institute of Accounting Research of Ecuador. In 2015, Mr. Medina received the Honorific Order of the Public Accountants awarded by the Venezuelan Federation of Public Accountants.

Firm Overview:

ROSS Auditores y Consultores is a national audit firm comprised of accountants, auditors and lawyers – all with extensive professional experience servicing many of the different sectors of the Ecuadorian economy. We have the very highest standards, and our reputation for excellence and integrity is our most valuable asset.

For over 15 years, our partners and managers have been offering complete and precise auditing and consulting services to our clients. Our management culture and therefore our performance is based on our four pillars of Order, Accuracy, Knowledge, and Experience.

Gilberto A. Gutiérrez P.

Gilberto Gutiérrez is our exclusively recommended Antitrust Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gilberto directly using the contact details listed above.

Gilberto is co-founder of AntiTrust Consultores & Abogados, the current General Manager. As a partner and lawyer, he has led the areas of antitrust, competition and administrative law in the firm. His important career in the public sector contributed to regulate the competitive rights of companies, allowing the consumer to have fair options. That is why today Gilberto Gutierrez works with the most important firms in telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, the wood industry, dairy, food, among others.

Gilberto Gutierrez is a renowned professor, he has been Coordinator of Master’s Degrees in Administrative and Business Law at the San Francisco de Quito University. Today he is a tenured professor at the International University of Ecuador.

Firm Overview:

AntiTrust Consultores & Abogados is the first firm to specialise in free competition, Antitrust and Economic Regulation. AT has a wide range of departments in: mergers and acquisitions, Banking and Finances, Corporate, Dispute resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Real State, Tax, Family.

Gilberto A. Gutiérrez P. heads the practice group, with his long experience has led AntiTrust to position it as one of the leading law firms in the country. With its main offices in Quito, it has multinational clients such as GPF corporation, Claro, MegaDatos as part of the Telconet Group, Impoventura as representatives of the Volkswagen brand in Ecuador, to named some of the clients.

Daniela Irigoyen

Daniela Irigoyen is our exclusively recommended Fiduciary Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Daniela directly using the contact details listed above.

Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites, like the ornate Compañía de Jesús Church.

Daniela is a founding partner of Lexvalor Abogados since the firm was established in 2005, after having worked for important law firms and fund and trust fund administrators.

She directs the Fiduciary Law Area backed by her significant experience in providing legal and risks advice directed to the structuring and managing of diverse nature of fiduciary businesses. She currently provides Legal Advice on fiduciary business, investment funds, project development, risks, legal procedures, among others, to the country’s leading and largest fund and trust fund administration firm. She has participated in various Latin-American seminars and conventions on the matter of trust funds.

Daniela has vast experience in real estate and infrastructure project structuring, as well as in productive, commercial, constructive and other projects, both at the schematic plans level and in the development and interaction unfolded vis-à-vis third parties. Her experience includes advisory services on financial topics and contracts with banking institutions, multilateral organisations, among others.

Additionally, Daniela Irigoyen has significant experience in negotiation and conflict resolution, having managed difficult cases requiring mediation and arbitration procedures, especially in commercial, mercantile, contractual, fiduciary, and other issues. She also handles judiciary, civil, administrative, and contentious processes, and is a member of the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Area.

Firm Overview:

LEXVALOR Abogados has built a reputation for excellence based on outstanding results that are in line with our clients’ expectations, delivering services from our offices in Quito and Guayaquil, and through a wide network of correspondents throughout the country and the world.

Our knowledge and experience in legal and business matters enables us to advise our clients proactively to minimising their risks and to provide viable solutions to their problems.

We are diligent in our practice, creative in our solutions, and steadfast in our profession. We are dedicated to representing the best interests of our clients.

Miguel Ángel Puente

Miguel Ángel Puente is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Miguel directly using the contact details listed above.

Puente & Asociados Law Firm was founded on 2001 and three elements have been combined ever since: the dreams that conceived Puente & Asociados as a multidisciplinary law firm with experts on different fields that companies and other organisations require; a highly qualified and committed team with mysticism of service; and corporate values: responsibility, efficiency, professionalism, honesty and corporate social responsibility, which we aim to reproduce as our signature in all of our actions.

This structure has allowed Puente & Asociados Law Firm to become a leading firm on commercial legal services in the Ecuadorian market.

The firm has two international offices in Bogotá, Colombia and Lima, Perú; as well as an extensive network of foreign correspondents and strategic partners all over the world.

Our professional experience has enabled us to collaborate with important local clients, transnational companies and NGOs, who have witnessed the meticulous work and supervision put into every case entrusted to the firm.

Allow us to personally present to you the features that distinguish us from other firms.

Dr. Alexei Estrella Morales

Alexei Morales is our exclusively recommended Cross-Border Accounting Services expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alexei directly using the contact details listed above.

Arista Global Group, has the purpose of helping its clients to build trustworthy entities, through our portfolio of services in the accounting, financial, tax, labour and administrative areas. We provide support to your information needs, management and continuous improvement, to preserve the business to the maximum of its potential. For Arista, our clients are priority, the local and global resources of the Firm are committed to a first level service, considering the highest quality standards.

Our international presence includes: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain and United States.

Firm Overview:

As a member of Arista Global Group, you become part of a select group of professionals and companies whose mission is to challenge new challenges with your future in mind, helping them adopt strategies to increase profits. Discover the advantages that can be obtained in a joint work of high quality and the services offered by Arista that provides the necessary support and work experience at an international level.

Visit our website to learn more about our work, activities and teams in different countries. We are confident that your incorporation as a member of the Arista will give excellence to the group and we are committed to supporting the growth of your company. Pleased to have you on board and hoping to have a long and successful relationship.

If there is anything we can do for you at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bruce Horowitz

Bruce Horowitz is our exclusively recommended Anti-Corruption Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bruce directly using the contact details listed above.

Bruce is actively involved in pro-bono work:

  • Founder, and participant along with many other volunteer attorneys, in award-winning ABA International U.S. Lawyers Abroad Community Outreach Program (2010 – present), that so far has involved ABA member attorneys in (1) meetings with groups of immigrant students, (2) serving in a soup kitchen, and (3) blood drive.
  • Pro bono trainings of law students, accounting and auditing graduate students, student teachers, and business graduate students in anti-corruption and anti-extortion methods (2006 – present)
  • Advice, negotiations and drafting for government/private educational institution agreement on rights, use, and profits from Ecuadorian biodiversity
  • Legal support for the creation of the first ecotourism joint venture between Ecuadorian and foreign environmental protection NGO’s
  • Work with local legal services NGO and environmental NGO to create the first Ecological Easement in Ecuador
  • Co-founder and first President of an NGO that protected Quito’s largest forested park from dismemberment by powerful private interests
  • Partial, and then full pro bono project to successfully register and legally protect Ecuador’s first Denomination of Origin, MONTECRISTI, to protect the hat weavers of the world’s finest straw hats and other workers of the Montecristi region of Ecuador.
  • Successful IP protection of the name and image of Mohandas K. Gandhi from being used and registered by a rice merchant in Ecuador.
  • Ongoing successful protection against the use and registration as a trademark of PANAMA HAT, based on PAMANA HAT being recognised as an Ecuadorian geographical indication. (1997 – present). Partial financial support by an anonymous donor.

Firm Overview:

Paz Horowitz Abogados is widely regarded as one of Ecuador’s leading law firms.

Our recognition obeys to our professionals commitment to excellence, ethical and cost-effective legal service provided to our national and international clients.

Whether for a multinational company, an international NGO or a family business, the Law Firm provides legal advice and knowledge needed to fulfil clients’ goals.

In 1991, the Law Firm was founded by Jorge Paz Durini and Bruce Horowitz Rossen.

Currently new partners and associates are part of the Law Firm. Our efficient professional team, is always innovating in our services, facilities and technology required for a better and accurate service for our clients.