Lucía Cordero Ledergerber


Tel: +593 2 256-1808 ext. 1006

«If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together».

African proverb

Lucía Cordero Ledergerber is a partner at Falconi Puig Abogados. She has over 25 years of experience in public procurement, company and commercial law, labor law and intellectual property.

In public procurement, Lucia led the tender process for the Emergency Social Investment Fund (FISE) from 1993 to 1996. Using this experience as a springboard, she has achieved excellent results in supporting national and international clients in the preparation and submission of tenders, negotiation and signing of agreements, termination of contracts by mutual agreement or unilaterally; representation in cases of contractual fines, claims or predeterminations of civil liability established by the Comptroller General of the State, as well as challenging such cases in administrative or judicial proceedings; she has advised on the forming of public-private partnerships (PPPs), as well as the signing of investment contracts.

Her company and commercial law practice includes the incorporation of different types of entities, in accordance with her clients’ needs and expansion plans, including subsidiaries of overseas companies. She acts as a consultant to a wide range of companies, including family businesses, in relation to: mergers and acquisitions; shareholder agreements; agreements regarding the purchase and sale of shares or assets; due diligence; negotiations and disputes between partners or shareholders; as well as company reactivation and liquidation. She also has a focus on the implementation of good corporate governance within companies. She acts as a consultant during inspections or audits by the Superintendency of Companies, Securities and Insurance and in administrative or judicial proceedings related to this area.

In the area of commercial law, she has worked on: international business collaboration agreements and joint-ventures; contracts related to distribution, supply, agency, representation, purchase of goods and strategic alliances, among others; and the termination of such contracts unilaterally or by mutual agreement. As a result of her experience as a legal advisor to banking institutions, she also provides consultancy on credit structuring and related guarantees, leasing and factoring contracts, and commercial trusts, to name but a few.

In the labor law field, Lucia advises clients on drawing up recruitment manuals and strategies, tailoring the companies’ needs to the different types of contracts existing under Ecuadorian law; legal audits; agreements on severance (with or without due cause); calculating compensation for dismissals without due cause and retirement pensions. She also advises on labor aspects of mergers, acquisitions, purchase of businesses, company liquidation and employer subrogation, among others.

Lucia provides her intellectual property consultancy services to national and international clients alike, prioritizing the best and greatest protection of her clients’ intangible assets, working alongside the firm’s other partners.

  • Master’s degree in International Business Law, UNIR, Spain
  • Ontological coach – certified by the ToBe Company
  • Doctorate in Jurisprudence, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • Degree in Legal Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  • Member and Secretary of the Academic Section of Legal Sciences of the Ecuadorian Casa de Cultura “Benjamin Carrion” – 2015 to present.
  • Representative of Falconi Puig Abogados in the Directory of the Franco-Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce and industries (CCIFEC), for approximately 10 years.
  • Collaborator on the “Doing Business” study on matters related to “Getting Credit – Legal Rights” and “Labor and Employment”, conducted by the World Bank – 2003 to present.
  • Member of the Customs, Foreign Trade and Investment Commission of the Ecuadorian chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce – 2020 to present.
  • Leaders League:
    Corporate / M&A – Recommended
  • She has supported clients in share purchasing processes in areas such as telephone services, the timber industry and software development – from the drafting of the letter of intent, to the confidentiality agreement, due diligence procedure and share purchase agreement.
  • She has taken part in administrative proceedings and action taken against the central administration, as well as mediation and arbitration, relating to contracts entered into between her clients and public sector institutions, either in the form of termination by unilateral or mutual agreement, or with a view to determining the responsibilities of the inspection body, or the imposition of contractual fines.
  • She has been involved in many employment and termination processes, including employer subrogation, and always seeks to ensure respect of the parties’ rights. In the labor field, she has drafted contracting manuals for entities such as a multilateral credit organization, adapting its international policies to Ecuadorian legislation.
  • She has handled countless negotiations related to subscription and renewal of distribution contracts of various types for goods and services.
  • She has led action to sanction fake branded products involving the registered trademark of one of Ecuador’s largest footwear manufacturers. This led to an interim injunction and seizure and destruction of the counterfeit goods in major shopping centers throughout Ecuador.
  • She handles Ecuadorian and international IP portfolios for some of the largest industrial companies in Ecuador.
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