Leonidas Villagran

Leonidas Villagran

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Dr Leonidas Villagran is a senior partner at Villagran Lara. He is a juris doctor, who graduated with distinction from the University of Guayaquil. He holds an LLM in international maritime law with distinction from the World Maritime University, the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy prize and an LLM in constitutional law from the Espíritu Santo University. He obtained postgraduate diplomas in marine insurance from the World Maritime University and in international trade from the Catholic University of Guayaquil.

Leonidas’ practice has been related to international commerce, shipping law and marine insurance for more than 15 years. He is a member of the Shipping and International Trade Committee of the Guayaquil Bar Association and professor of maritime law in the Universidad del Pacifico and has been appointed as a maritime law professor in the Espíritu Santo University and the ESPOL University in Guayaquil. He was invited as a researcher and lecturer in the Language and Culture University in Beijing, and lectured in the Ulacit University in Costa Rica and the Metropolitan University in Guayaquil. Several of his articles are published on 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 Bede.

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