Diego Almeida-Guzman

Senior Partner

Diego Almieda-Guzman is a founder and Senior Partner with Almeida Guzman & Asociados in Ecuador where he has worked for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in legal-corporate counseling, as well as in corporate mergers, acquisitions, split-offs, take-overs, privatization projects, and business restructuring.

Almeida Guzmán & Asociados is a law firm established in 1981 specializing in legal-corporate counseling and assessment. The firm’s professional practice includes the following fields: Corporate, Commercial and Mercantile Law; Tax Law; Finance, Bank and Securities Law; Energy legislation: oil, electricity and alternative energy; Economic Integration and Foreign Investment Legislation, International Trade; Labor and Immigration Law; Legislation on consumer rights, anti-trust and competitiveness; Real estate, property, construction and public works legislation; Legislation on government contracts; Mining Law; Arbitration and Mediation.

The firm’s experience is comprised of consultation on legal, tax and economic undertakings, as well as project finance, mergers, split-offs, take-overs, acquisitions, and general business restructuring. The client base of the firm includes companies engaged in industry, commerce, tourism, real estate, pharmaceutical, agriculture, construction, oil, energy, telecommunication, services, banking, insurance, finance and securities.

In addition to his work with Almeida Guzman, Diego has held the following offices: Executive Secretary of the X Congress of the Latin American Institute of Tax Law; Member of the Council of the Latin American Institute of Tax Law; Member of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Institute of Tax Law; Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Corporation Network of Investment Contacts.; Member of the Ecuadorian Commission for Tax Reform; Chairman of the Judiciary and Institutional Relations Committee of the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce; and Chairman of the Inter-American Bar Association, Ecuadorian Chapter.

Mr. Almeida-Guzman is a Member of the Quito Bar Society; Member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Tax Law; Member of the International Bar Association; Member of the Inter-American Bar.

Education:
Doctor of Jurisprudence – Lawyer, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Bachelor’s Degree, Political and Social Sciences, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador