Leonidas Villagran

Leonidas Villagran is a senior partner at Villagran Lara. Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of Guayaquil. Holds an LLM in International Maritime law with distinction from the World Maritime University, including the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Prize, and a LLM in Constitutional law from the Espíritu Santo University. He obtained posgraduate diplomas in marine insurance from the World Maritime University, and International trade from the Catholic University of Guayaquil.

Leonidas’s practice has been related to international commerce, shipping law and marine insurance for more than 15 years. Members of the Shipping and International Trade Committee of the Guayaquil Bar Association and professor of maritime law at the University of the Pacific, UEES University, and ESPOL University. He was invited as researcher and lecturer to the Language and Culture University in Beijing and lectured at Ulacit University in Costa Rica. Several of his articles are published in the firm’s website.

In the public sector Leonidas has served as senior adviser for the Council of the Judiciary, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Government and regional manager for the Ecuador development Bank.

Currently, is the President of the Ecuador branch of The Nautical Institute.

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