Priscilla Falconi Avellán


Tel: +593 2 256-1808 ext. 1036
Cel: +593 9 9483-0544

«Laws are there so people can solve problems, not so they can complicate matters or create new problems».

Josp-Lluis Carod-Rovira

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.

  • Certified Mediator 2022, International Sek University
  • Law degree, Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil
  • Degree in human development sciences, Cornell University
  • International Relations and Economics, Connecticut College
  • Completed the Training Program for Conciliators of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil, with the endorsement of the Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil
  • Mediator before the Consejo de la Judicatura
  • Women’s training program for corporate governance and senior management, IDE business school
  • Business courses and workshops with Cambridge International Consulting, a company linked to the Harvard University Negotiation Project
  • Ontological and Business Coach with the ToBe Coach Certification Program
  • Member of the Advisory Council, Main Project, Colegio Liceo Campoverde – 2009 to present
  • Member of the Board of Durallanta S.A.
  • Member of the Renaissance Executive Forums global community Ecuador, Guayaquil 2018-2020 and Quito – 2021 to present
  • Founder and member of the Advisory Council of the Committee for the Democratization of Information (CDI) Ecuador – 2005-2016
  • Member of the Board of Acería del Ecuador C.A. (Adelca) – 2009-2010
  • Priscilla advised on the achievement of a major public procurement process for the city of Guayaquil, including crisis management and the preparation of legal and communication strategies.
  • She assisted in multiple negotiations that resulted in settlements and agreements between shareholders and heirs involved in lawsuit and acted as lawyer for one side in mediation that achieved win-win deals for the parties.
  • She worked with the media in advising on regulatory aspects deriving from the Communication Law and designed creative strategies for the defence of clients in administrative proceedings where sanctions imposed by the inspection authority were successfully challenged.
  • She was part of the team that took action for the unconstitutionality of various municipal ordinances.
  • She worked with a group of local lawyers in successfully seeking the largest credit deal ever granted by the Inter-American Development Bank in Ecuador.
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