Lawyer María del Mar Peña
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Profile

Lawyer specialized in litigation of commercial, civil, labour and constitutional affairs, with extensive experience in the Ecuadorian procedural system. Additionally, she practices national and international arbitrations, related to investment, complex commercial matters, infrastructure, oil and gas. She specializes in the corporate area, advising banks, trust businesses, companies in the aeronautical sector, as well as due diligence processes and transaction closings.

Industries

Banking, Insurance, Trust Businesses, Aeronautics, Oil Services, Construction and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Career Path

She worked for several years in a prestigious law firm in the city of Guayaquil, in the litigation area, as well as advising as an in-house lawyer in an important multinational in the oil and gas sector. She has been Executive Director of an NGO, as well as Advisor in the environmental area for the Undersecretariat of Sustainable Development of the Ministry of the Environment, hired for the Patra-Birf project by the World Bank. Additionally, she has held external management positions for a renowned Fund and Trust Administrator in the country. Since 2010, she is an Associate Lawyer of the Maya Law Firm, in the city of Quito.

She has been Executive Director of an NGO, as well as Advisor in the environmental area for the Undersecretariat of Sustainable Development of the Ministry of the Environment, hired for the Patra-Birf project by the World Bank.

Additionally, he has held external management positions for a renowned Fund and Trust Administrator in the country.

Since 2010, she is an Associate Lawyer of the Maya Law Firm, in the city of Quito.

Chair and research

Professor at Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (Guayaquil), in Civil Procedural Law, Obligations and Contracts.

Recognitions

  • An awardee of the scholarship granted by the Carolina Foundation for academic excellence, to study the Master's Degree in Business Legal Advice at the Instituto de Empresa (I.E.) in Madrid, Spain.
  • An awardee of the scholarship given by Repsol YPF (Duragas), to study the Specialization in Procedural Law at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Winner on several occasions to the award for academic excellence at the Faculty of Jurisprudence, School of Law, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil.

Studies

  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Lawyer of the Courts and Tribunals of the Republic
  • Instituto de Empresa (I.E.), Madrid, Spain, Master's Degree in Business Legal Advice
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador, Professional Master's Degree in Procedural Law
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador, Specialist in Procedural Law
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