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MIGUEL MACIAS-HURTADO, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on September 1, 1922; admitted to the bar on 1949.

EDUCATION: 

Vicente Rocafuerte School.

University of Guayaquil, Licentiate in Law and Political Sciences, 1946; Doctor in Law, 1949.

DOCENT EXPERIENCE:

Assistant Professor of History of Culture at the Superior Institute of Pedagogy and Letters of Guayaquil (today, School of Philosophy and Literature at the University of Guayaquil) 1944.

Professor of Civil Law at the Catholic University of Guayaquil, 1964-1967.

Professor of Maritime Law at the Catholic University of Guayaquil, 1967-1969.

Dean of the Law School of the Catholic University of Guayaquil, 1967-1969.

Professor of Commercial Law at the Catholic University of Guayaquil, 1970-1997.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Alternate Magistrate for the Fiscal Minister of the Superior Court of Justice of Guayaquil, 1957.

Member of the Honorable Consulting Board for Foreign Affairs, 1956.

Legal Advisor of "Autoridad Portuaria de Guayaquil" (Port Authority), since its foundation, 1959 - 1967.

Representative of the President of Ecuador to the Tribunal of Constitutional Guarantees, 1967.

Vice President of the National Conference of Law Schools of Ecuador, 1968.

President of the Commercial Law Commission of the Guayas Bar Association, 1967-1981.

Board Member of the Plebiscite National Commission, in representation of the Supreme Court of Justice, 1971.

Ecuador's Delegate to the 50th Conference for the International Organization of Labor (Geneve), 1984.

Co-President of the Commission of Commercial Matters of the Inter-American Federation of Lawyers, 1968.

Advisor of the Inter-American Federation of Lawyers, 1969-1992.

Requested by the National Legal Commission to propose for commercial laws, 1970.

First Arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil, (from Marchl2th, 1985, until his appointment to the Supreme Court of Justice in 1993).

President of the Legal Commission of the Civic Board of Guayaquil, February 5th, 1992, (until his appointment to the Supreme Court of Justice).

Alternate President of the Supreme Court of Justice, 1993.

President of the Civil and Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Justice, 1993-1994.

President of the Drafting Commission of the Cassation Law, 1993.

President of the Supreme Court of Justice, 1995.

President of the Consulting Board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1995.

Board member of the National Security Council, 1995.

Vice-president of Guayaquil's District Council.

Director in the province of Guayas of the Program Alliance for Progress

First Attorney of the Female Cultural Society (promoter and administrator of the Art's Center Theater).

Governor of Guayas province.

Governor of the Guayas Province National Congressman.

DISTINCTIONS:

Decorated by the Guayas Provincial Red Cross

Appointed "Jurist of the Year", by the Guayas Bar Association, 1981; and again in 1993.

Decorated by the Supreme Court of Justice of Bolivia, 1995.

Decorated by the Government of Ecuador, with the Merit Decoration, in the highest degree, 1999.

Honorary Professor of the Simon Bolivar Andean University, 1996.

Honorary Professor of the Catholic University of Guayaquil, 1997. 

PUBLICATIONS: 

"Laws, Regulations and Fairs of the Maritime Port of Guayaquil-National and Foreign Jurisprudence", 1964.

"Initiation to the Study of Commercial Law", 1977

"Course of Commercial Law", 1984. 

"Institutions of Ecuadorian Commercial Law", 1988 (book published by Ecuador's Central Bank). 

He has published several works in the Magazine of Private Law, Quito, also in the Law Magazine of the Catholic University of Guayaquil, in the "Rupture" Magazine published by the Law School Student's Association of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.

Contributor for newspapers "El Telégrafo" and "Hoy".


PRACTICE AREAS: 

General practice, Commercial and Maritime Law and Litigation.

LANGUAGES:

Spanish



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