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Gitty Villarroel


Gitty is a Partner at ExpertiseAdvisor Abogados & Consultores. She holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence and brings extensive experience in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Law, as well as expertise in advising on Public Labor Law matters. Gitty’s professional focus lies in providing guidance to clients in areas such as Intellectual Property, regulatory compliance, labor law, administrative law, contract law, and corporate governance.

Throughout her career, she has held leadership positions in the Intellectual Property and regulatory law departments of legal firms in Quito, undertaken various roles in the public sector, and served as the head of the legal department in private companies.

Academic training
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, PUCE – Quito, Faculty of Jurisprudence, degree obtained in 1997
  • Training Course for Mediators, 2009. Quito Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • Diploma in Commercial Management and Sales. 2018. Bogota Chamber of Commerce.
Regulatory experience
  • Collaborated in the drafting of the General Regulations of the Organic Law of Public Service.
  • In charge of the elaboration of the regulations derived from the Organic Law of the Public Service regarding the management of human talent and remunerations of the public sector.
Professional experience
  • 2018 – 2022 Partner ExpertiseAdvisor Abogados Cia. Ltda.
  • 2016 -2018 Business Development Manager.
  • 2015 – 2016 Official of the National Public Procurement Service.
  • 2012 – 2014 Adviser to the Legal Management and Human Talent Management of the Metropolitan Public Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • 2010 2012 Director of Policies and Regulations of the Ministry of Labor Relations.
  • 2002 – 2010 General Coordinator of the Quito Tennis and Golf Club Foundation.
  • 2002 Head of Legal Advice Grupo El Comercio.
  • 1998 – 2002 Leader of the Intellectual Property area Legal Study Correa Fernandez Salvador e Iturralde.
  • 1996 – 1998 Intellectual Property Area Larreategui & Fabara Law Firm.
Memberships / Associations
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Ecuador, Commission on Intellectual Property
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Ecuador, National Committee
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