Carlton Fon Akkum

Carlton is a founding member and the Senior Managing Partner of Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP. With 23 years of hands-on experience as a legal practitioner, he is highly specialised in his craft. He has amassed quite a great deal of finesse in the legal practice and advised on several complex and cutting-edge transactions in the areas of Intellectual Property Rights, Securities, corporate restructurings like mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance, due diligence and corporate finance, real estate, regulatory advisory services, labour and employment, competition and commercial litigation.

His expertise spans through the African Market. He has the ability to guide his team towards meeting deadlines without sacrificing quality. Carlton has advised many local and international based corporations on aviation, mining and technological deals.

Firm Overview:

At Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP, we are unwavering in our commitment to deliver on our promises to clients. Our culture of excellence is intrinsic to all aspects of our business and helps us constantly redefine what it means to be a leading law firm in a fast paced commercial environment. Hence, we continually seek to improve ourselves. As long as we work together, there are no limits to what we can achieve. Because we are passionate for results, we show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in everything that we do. We are committed to delivering high quality services and providing exceptional results.

Above all, our three core values are excellence, relationships and enterprise.



On November 11th, 2002 Estudio Jurídico VIVANCO & VIVANCO completed 100 years of work.

A hundred years ago, we started as an international representation agency, encouraging foreign firms to do business in Ecuador. We are a combination of creative young individuals and experienced professionals, whose interrelation and varied perspectives have enriched the analysis and solutions of cases where an innovative legal focus has been applied. The members of VIVANCO & VIVANCO are proactive and positive people, proposing solutions to diverse problems.

With its fiduciary unit headquartered in Miami, VIVANCO & VIVANCO has a concentrated global practice in trust services, law, and immigration. The firm currently owns branches in London, Panama, Buenos Aires, Caracas, San Jose, Quito, Guayaquil and Miami. As one of the oldest legal firms in Latin America, it has over 100 years of experience since its foundation in 1902.

As we are one of the oldest law firms in Latin America, we are absolutely united to the region’s contemporary history in all its aspects. Through our lawyers we have participated in the process of preparing and approving several laws.

Before approaching a case, our Board of Directors assembles the most effective and capable team of experts. A team leader maintains uninterrupted communication with the client.

Our practice is divided in specialized Departments, all of which have remarkable experience in the field they cover. We are inspired by strong principles of ethics and justice, under which we respond to our clients’ expectations.

Among our members we have well-known professionals who have been congressmen, senators, secretaries of state, and judges. Also, other members have served as high ranking officers of private corporations and public agencies.