Priscilla Falconi Avellán is a partner at Falconi Puig Abogados. With over 15 years of experience, Priscilla concentrates her practice on corporate, company and contractual matters and dispute handling and resolution.
She supports corporate entities from foundation onwards, ensuring they fulfil their rights and obligations and protect their internal and external operation, and that any structural modifications they may undergo, including dissolution, are in accordance with the law. She assists the board of directors or governing bodies of companies in areas such as: negotiations and agreements between partners, regulatory aspects, business transformations, due diligence processes for the purchase or sale of companies, mergers and demergers, spin-offs, granting of loans, banking matters and other partnership agreements that companies require as part of their activity.
She has made a specialism of the effective management of disputes between partners and shareholders, representing them before inspection bodies, and designing practical and effective dispute-resolution strategies using alternative means such as negotiation or mediation.
Priscilla effectively resolves disputes by designing practical and effective strategies that rely on conciliation to reach agreements; however, she also leads and actively participates in disputes pursued through the courts, administrative proceedings with inspection bodies, and lawsuits.
Her experience as in-house lawyer for Baltic Control del Ecuador S.A. and Starkist Co., Ecuador, has given her a broad perspective and understanding of clients’ needs. In addition, prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked in the financial sector at Citibank, N.A. and Banco Popular del Ecuador. At the former, she worked as a corporate banking officer, handling some of the bank’s major accounts while simultaneously heading the asset-based financing department at the national level. Her particular experience enables her to analyze clients’ cases not only from a legal perspective but also from a financial and business standpoint.