Firms To Watch: Corporate and M&A

Boutique firm Solines y Asociados provides support to domestic and foreign companies of all sizes; the group calls upon practice head Santiago Solines‘ entrepreneurial experience and ability to work with multinationals on a range on complex M&A matters.

Corporate and M&A in Ecuador

Bustamante Fabara

Bustamante Fabara has a strong track record in domestic and foreign mergers and acquisitions, and regularly carries out due diligence on both the buyer and seller side. The department is ably led by María Rosa Fabara, José Rafael Bustamante Crespo, who ‘always has a strategy to solve a complicated situation’, and often leads the firm’s corporate transactional matters, and Juan Felipe Bustamante Crespo , who is a key name for cross-border work and is a key part of the group’s ability to assist foreign companies wishing to set up business in Ecuador. The trio are well supported by associate Kirina Gonzalez, who ‘has vast knowledge and offers continuous support‘. The firm saw further growth in September 2022 with the arrival of senior associate Juan Bernando Guarderas.

Responsables de la pratique:

José Rafael Bustamante Crespo; Juan Felipe Bustamante Crespo; María Rosa Fabara

Les références

‘Kirina Gonzalez works in a very coordinated way. They are always attentive and ready to meet the company’s requirements regardless of deadline conditions or extraordinary situations.’

‘José Rafael Bustamante always has a strategy to solve a complicated situation. Kirina González has vast knowledge and gives continuous support.’

Principaux clients

Hapag Lloyd

Macquire Asset Management

Laboratorio Elea

Tiendas Industriales Asociadas

Pascal Universal

New Sea Development Services


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Hapag Lloyd on the execution of a binding agreement with SM SAAM to acquire 100% of the shares of SAAM Ports and SAAM Logistics.
  • Advised Pascal Universal, New Sea Development Services and Abako on the sale of 100% of the shares of Pacific Bank to Inversiones Atlantida.
  • Advising Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V on an agreement to purchase 50% of the shares of Colombian Odinsa, owner of airport concessionaires Opain and Corporación Quiport.

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Diego Pérez Ordoñez and Juan Manuel Marchán head the team at Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, which ‘stands out for its prompt responses and its ability to provide useful and practical solutions’. Marchán is described by one client as ‘always available to resolve concerns and provide quality advice‘, and Ordóñez stands out for his track record in M&A, having been involved in many of Ecuador’s landmark transactions. The group adopts a cross-practice approach and collaborates with the firm’s antitrust, tax, labour and litigation teams. At associate level, Andrés Brown-Pérez is the name to note; his previous stint at an international firm’s M&A department is an asset to the firm when handling cross-border transactions. Since publication, Brown-Pérez has been raised to the partnership - effective as of January 2024.

Responsables de la pratique:

Diego Pérez Ordóñez; Juan Manuel Marchán

Les références

‘It is a team that is very present and available. They provided quality advice in the framework of a transaction that involved several jurisdictions. They stand out for their prompt responses and the ability to provide useful and practical solutions.’

‘The availability and attention to detail stands out. In the specific case of Juan Manuel Marchán, he was always available to resolve our concerns and provide quality advice.’

‘Top level professionals. Triple A people: Diego Pérez Ordóñez and Juan Manuel Marchán.’

Principaux clients






Abercrombie and Kent

Prosegur Cash

International Schools Partnership

LATAM Airlines

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised LATAM Airlines Group and LATAM-Airlines Ecuador with regard to Ecuadorian law guarantees in the context of DIP financing within the scope of the insolvency proceedings under Chapter 11.
  • Co-advising Abercrombie and Kent on the acquisition of Opergal and its six Ecuadorian subsidiaries.
  • Advised Spanish transnational corporation Prosegur Cash on the acquisition of a 85% equity interest in Representaciones Ordoñez y Negrete in Stage 1 and the remaining 15% in Stage 2.


CorralRosales ‘stands out for its practicality and great legal knowledge’ as well as its ‘leadership and effectiveness’. Its work often centres around advising international companies on day-to-day corporate issues and complex corporate transactions. Practice head Xavier Rosales counts Bayer and General Electric as key clients and leads the team out of Quito, and founding partner Francisco Rosales is a key point of contract for many multinational companies. Elsewhere, Milton Carrera is a name to note, with over 20 years of experience assisting clients in corporate issues and major deals. Since publication, the firm has promoted senior associate Rafael Serrano (compliance/FCPA, data privacy, and energy & natural resources) to the partnership - effective as of January 2024.

Responsables de la pratique:

Xavier Rosales

Les références

‘CorralRosales stands out for its practicality and great legal knowledge, as well as an adequate price/quality ratio.’

‘Leadership and effectiveness.’             

‘You can count on efficiency, interest and consideration in meeting client needs.’

Principaux clients




Grupo Familia



United Airlines


Fresenius Medical Care





General Electric






Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Innovex Downhole Solutions on its incorporation and landing in Ecuador.
  • Advised Tecnandina on a new manufacturing facility, obtaining regulatory permits and drafting commercial documents, among other matters.
  • Advised Kyndryl Ecuador on its day-to-day corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.


Michael Veintimilla and Karen Álava are the duo leading ECIJA GPA‘s team. The group advises domestic companies and international companies on issues such as corporate designing and organisation, entering the local market, M&A and corporate restructurings, among other areas. Veintimilla has more than 15 years of experience in these areas and is instrumental in attracting European clients to the group, particularly prominent European businesses looking to engage in cross-border work. By contrast, Álava continues to be central to the group’s work with Ecuadorian clients on issues such as corporate restructuring.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Veintimilla; Karen Álava

Les références

‘The ECIJA team is organised by areas of specialisation, which helps provide adequate follow-up to the different legal issues that arise in our companies.’

Principaux clients


Aper Ecuador

Laboratorios Ochoa & Ochoa

DKT Deutsche Kennzeichen Technik


Roxcel Holding

Shanghai Sunmi Technology



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised APER ECUADOR on becoming the first company in Ecuador to be qualified as an Online Market by request of third parties.
  • Advised Laboratorios Ochoa & Ochoa on an acquisition process by its direct competitors.
  • Advised Isispharma on setting up a wholly owned subsidiary in Ecuador.

Lexvalor Abogados

Clients of Lexvalor Abogados note that the firm's ‘dynamism and youth sets it apart from others‘, forming teams ‘which understand new business trends‘. Areas of growth in 2022 included mergers and acquisitions on both the buy and sell sides, where the team advised local and international companies, and assisting clients with investments in food and beverage production, consumer product manufacturing, technological applications and fuel distribution. The practice is jointly led by firm president Alfredo Peñaherrera Wright, founding partner Margoth Chiriboga Lopez and experienced M&A practitioner Juan Francisco Almeida.

Responsables de la pratique:

Alfredo Peñaherrera Wright; Margoth Chiriboga López; Juan Francisco Almeida

Les références

‘Lexvalor has a diverse team of young lawyers who understand new business trends.’

‘I have been able to work with several Lexvalor partners and lawyers and I have been able to verify that they are very competent professionals. Their dynamism and youth is what sets them apart from other more traditional law firms.’

‘Lexvalor Abogados has a team of professionals with extensive knowledge in their practice areas, who are capable of providing timely responses. We work closely with Ricardo Peñaherrera and Alfredo Peñaherrera. In our work with Lexvalor we have seen their ability to find viable solutions to achieve our business. Instead of hindering business initiatives, they are good at finding creative and innovative solutions.’

Principaux clients

Corporación Favorita

Vallejo Araujo

Nestlé Ecuador




Alpina Productos Alimenticios del Ecuador


Unión Cementera Nacional UCEM

Arbaro Fund


Chauca Haugan

GLS Constructores


Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Arbaro Fund in its acquisition of Forestry Project and approximately 1,000 hectares of teak including purchase of land, biological assets, sawmills and machinery.
  • Advised Corporación Favorita on a capital increase of $50m for the investment and growth of the company in Ecuador.
  • Advised JCEV Corp on analysing the steps to follow to achieve efficiencies in the corporate structure and the conformation of a good corporate governance scheme for the group.

Noboa, Peña & Torres, Abogados

Marcelo Torres, who ‘shows a commitment to the interests of the client‘, leads the team at Noboa, Peña & Torres, Abogados together with Patricia Marchán, who ‘provides excellent service'. Together, the pair have over 30 years of experience in the commercial field between them. The team takes a multidisciplinary approach to draw on the expertise of dispute resolution expert Gonzalo Noboa Baquerizo and Francisco Larrea, who was promoted to partner in March 2023 and is a key contact for the group’s energy work, such as shareholder agreements and purchase agreements. The group is based in the firm’s offices in Quito and Guayaquil.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marcelo Torres; Patricio Peña

Les références

‘It has a team of lawyers from various specialties.’ 

‘Marcelo Torres shows a commitment to the interests of the client. Patricia Marchán provides excellent service.’

‘The qualities of the partners are extraordinary.’

Principaux clients

Valcofe Group

Barry Callebaut Ecuador

Minutocorp Group

Empresa Pesquera Polar


Soderal Sociedad de Destilación de Alcoholes



Sociedad Nacional de Galápagos


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Valcofe Group on the acquisition of an agribusiness project in Playas-Ecuador.
  • Advised Soderal Sociedad de Destilación de Alcoholes on the subscription of a contract for the supply of ethanol to Petroecuador.
  • Advised Barry Callebaut on the due diligence, negotiation and acquisition processes of 640 hectares of cocoa farms for the project Farms of the Future.


Robalino, co-led by Martín Pallares and Daniel Robalino, remains a popular choice for blue-chip national and multinational companies. The department regularly assists clients with large and complex M&A transactions within the Ecuadorian market, the volume of which continues to grow year-on-year. Elsewhere in the team, senior partner Javier Robalino handles a broad range of corporate matters, including cross-border M&A, foreign investment, complex disputes and international arbitration. The group deals with a variety of corporate and commercial matters, from high-end corporate and finance transactions to general corporate and commercial work. Former practice head Jesús Beltrán and senior associate Juan Bernando Guarderas left the firm in September 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Martín Pallares Sevilla; Daniel Robalino Orellana

Principaux clients


Corporación Omni Invest




Colgate Palmolive

Grupo Orbis

Grupo Laar

3M Corporation


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Kushki Pagos on the transition of its business model from a gateway processing model to a payment combinator, resulting in a deal value of $86m.
  • Advised Andean Tower Partners on its acquisition of the BTS Group.
  • Represented Total Eren on its bid for the Villonaco and El Aromo projects.

Apolo Abogados

Apolo Abogados ‘has a multidisciplinary team of experts in different areas of law' and ‘is very well connected with the authorities in the area‘. Group head Rafael Balda Santistevan draws on previous experience from working in the private sector as a consultant for public and corporate affairs. The team includes several multidisciplinary lawyers, such as associate María José Arias, who deals with a range of corporate issues, as does the group more widely. These matters include transactions, corporate structuring and other corporate procedures.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rafael Balda Santistevan

Les références

‘The firm is very transparent and efficient. We feel satisfied with the results and their way of treating us.’

‘They are very well connected with the authorities in the area, which helps a lot to make the procedures flow.’

‘They have a multidisciplinary team of experts in different areas of law and enjoy excellent prestige in Ecuador. Its management is highly efficient and effective.’

Principaux clients


Deloitte & Touche Ecuador

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

Servicios y Agenciamientos Maritimos SAGEMAR

Grupasa Grupo Papelero


Nordea Bank



PSA Marine Peru




Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila



Delivery Hero

Pedidos Ya

Johnsonwax del Ecuador


Soluciones Globales de Vivienda Gloablvivienda

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Soluciones de Vivienda Globalvivienda in negotiating a partnership with an Austrian group, aimed at developing a manufacturing facility for prefabricated PVC housing.
  • Advised Ecuacultivos Group on the negotiation and structuring of a complex deal to acquire Aguayo Group’s shrimping business operations.
  • Provided advice to MSC on several issues relating to the Container Stevedoring and Terminal Services Agreement entered into with Contecon Guayaquil and the possibility of compensation exposure.

Carmigniani Pérez Abogados

Pedro M. Pérez, who was made partner in January 2022, and founding partner Daniel Dziouba are the duo leading the corporate department at Carmigniani Pérez Abogados. The practice is well versed in a range of corporate matters, covering company structuring, management of administrative bodies, preparation of contracts for clients, and assistance in regulatory matters before control entities. Pérez is also adept at handling foreign investment matters. Roxana Aguirre Avilés is another key practitioner in the department. Associate and corporate lawyer Alfonso Trujillo left the firm in January 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pedro M. Pérez; Daniel Dziouba

Principaux clients

Ecoventura (Opergal Group)

Expalsa Exportadora de Alimentos

Alimentos del Golfo (Exclusive Burger King Franchisee)

Oro Verde Hotels

QC Terminales Ecuador

Quimpac Ecuador


SAAM (Chilean Luksic Group)


Canodros (Silversea Cruises)

Ecuatoriana de Sal y Productos Químicos (Ecuasal)

Sinohydro Corporation

Volvo Construcion Equipment

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the shareholders of Ecoventura, part of the Opergal Group, on the sale of its shares for $72m to an international luxury tourism group.
  • Advised Expalsa Exportadora de Alimentos on the joint venture with French company JMI Aquaculture regarding the acquisition of Aquacultura Purocongo for a total of $16m.
  • Advised a group of Ecuadorian investors, who acquired the rights, interests and assets of the Burger King fast food franchise in Ecuador, on a transaction for a total value of $4m.

Dentons Paz Horowitz

Jorge Paz Durini, Agustin Acosta Cárdenas, Rocio Cordova, David Benalcazar and Juan Carlos Pérez run Dentons Paz Horowitz‘s team, noted for its ‘good knowledge of regulatory management that must be met in order to operate in the country’. The group is indeed well equipped to handle complex and regulatory matters such as advice on regulatory compliance and permits required by different industries, especially for new businesses and investments in Ecuador. Legal director Gabriel Santelices is a standout member of the team, with experience advising private companies on corporate restructuring processes and compliance and corporate governance systems.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jorge Paz Durini; Agustín Acosta Cárdenas; Rocío Córdova; David Benalcázar; Juan Carlos Pérez

Les références

‘They know how the pharmaceutical industry works. Other skills they have are a good knowledge of regulatory management that must be met in order to operate in the country, brand management, and knowledge of laws focused on free competition.’

‘It’s a nice experience working with Denton’s Paz Horowitz and they have good technology.’

Principaux clients


Pioneer Global Holding


Industrias Alimenticias Ecuatorianas Inalecsa

Mission Aviation Fellowship


Barrick Gold Corporation

TC Trascontinental

Vikinka Travels

Webb Fontaine

Corriente Resources

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Industrias Alimenticias Ecuatorianas Inalecsa on its corporate structure.
  • Advised Applus+ on the acquisition of a Colombian company (K2 Ingeniería) and its branch in Ecuador.

Durini & Guerrero Abogados

Felipe Durini Andrade and senior associate Andrea Elizabeth Paredes Campaña lead the practice at Durini & Guerrero Abogados, which is commended for its ‘agility and knowledge‘. Andrade works on commercial matters and negotiation, and Campaña, who joined the group in May 2022, brings with her a wealth of commercial experience, bolstering the group’s regulatory practice. Clients hail from a wide range of sectors, but the group is particularly experienced in the food and beverage, automotive, agriculture and technology sectors. Former practice head Max Salcedo Guzmán departed the firm in May 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Felipe Durini Andrade; Andre Elizabeth Paredes Campaña

Les références

‘The responses are on time.’

‘Personalised attention and easy-to-understand guidelines.’

‘The team collaborates with us and demonstrates knowledge in their areas. They have a consolidated team that is willing to resolve our concerns. The team is very diligent in meeting our requirements and providing solutions to new developments in the law.’

Principaux clients

S&R Developers



Comercial Cano Lastra Compañia Limitada

Grupo KIA

Inmobiliaria Valseriana

Grupo Hanaska

Nipro Medical Corporation





Austrobank Overseas

Hanaska Group

Negocios Automotrices NeoHyundai


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the shareholders of Planpromin to carry out a comprehensive reform of the company’s bylaws.
  • Advised Nipro Medical Corporation in relation to a capital increase in cash amounting to $6.77m.
  • Conducted due diligence for Advised Metrocar so that the new management could have an initial diagnosis of the company.

Pino Elizalde Abogados

Founded in 2017, the Guayaquil-based Pino Elizalde Abogados is a popular choice for multinational companies doing business in Ecuador. Daniel Pino, the group head, is a standout practitioner in this regard. The group operates in a cross-departmental fashion, regularly collaborating with the firm’s antitrust, intellectual property and litigation teams, and is engaged in a range of issues such as M&A transactions, joint ventures and regulatory compliance. Jaime Arosemena excels in M&A, particularly in deals with related intellectual property issues. At the associate level, Fernanda Guzmán is a key contact, particularly for companies operating in sectors such as oil, mining and natural resources. In an important development, since publication the firm has opened a Quito office - effective as of February 2024.

Responsables de la pratique:

Daniel Pino

Principaux clients

Anheuser-Busch Inbev

The Tesalia Springs Company


Laboratorios Dr. A Bjarner

Grupo Fajardo

Tropicalfruit Export


Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila




Procesadora Nacional de Alimentos

Tiendas Industriales Asociadas TIA


Grupo Liris

Ecuador Kakao Processing Proecuakao




Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted the Tesalia Springs Company with the analysis of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to the transportation, logistics distribution and commercialisation of its products.
  • Advised Grupo Fajarado on corporate matters, including a recent M&A transaction in Ecuador.
  • Advised Anheuser-Busch InBev on commercial contracts, antitrust issues and corporate restructuring.


Sebastián Saá Tamayo, Andrés Narváez and Diego Armas run Spingarn‘s team, which ‘generates trust and offers constant support‘ and is ‘capable of understanding the needs of the clients’. Saá Tamayo has national and international experience in M&A transactions. On the regulatory side, Armas is a go-to practitioner, who also has extensive expertise in negotiation processes. The group’s growing client base includes international energy companies, an area of expertise for Lisset Armijos in particular.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sebastián Saá; Andrés Narváez; Diego Armas

Les références

‘A smart team that is capable of understanding the needs of the clients, but they strive to adapt their advice to the needs we have. This, in my opinion, is a great differentiator from other firms.’

‘They are lawyers who generate trust and offer constant support, which is very important to us.’

‘Lisseth Armijos is aware of our needs and processes, takes very good care of clients and redirects our requests internally to the firm’s specialist lawyers, constantly following up to obtain the necessary answers.’

Principaux clients

Navent Group

Grupo Sur Atlántida



Jmi Group

Entoria Energy



QBE Europe

Gran Tierra Energy

La Equidad Seguros

Holex Flower



Compañía Minera La Plata


Quito Motors SA Comercial e Industrial


Enchapes decorativos SA Endesa


Good Brands Ecuador


Vinos y Espirituosos Vinesa

Inversiones Inmobiliarias Guayaquil Igsa

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Aceria del Ecuador on a transaction with Intercorp Retail and Homecenters Peruanos.
  • Advising Grupo Sur Atlántida on the acquisition of three Ecuadorian companies (Crediprime, CapitalPrime and GoPrime).
  • Advised Holex Flower on its corporate structure, commercial contracts, supply chain, export requirements, investment contracts and other requirements linked to its establishment in Ecuador.

Tobar ZVS

Founding and managing partner Bernardo Tobar, who has over thirty years of infrastructure experience, leads the Tobar ZVS team and bolsters the group’s corporate work in this sector. Another key team member is Alvaro Sevilla, who works on the structure of legal vehicles for businesses, commercial contracting, M&A and project financing. The full-service team is also proficient in corporate design, restructuring, governance and corporate tax. As a whole, the firm incorporates technology, and provides clients with an online self-service facility (ExponentiaLaw) for some issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Bernardo Tobar

Les références

‘Practicality, speed of response, business sense, expertise.’

Principaux clients

Polaris Renewable Energy

Flower Investment Capital Fund

NBC Universal

Lumina Gold Corp

Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Walt Disney Company

The Coca-Cola Company



China Road and Bridge Corporation

SolGold Plc

Oleducto de Crudos Pesados OCP Ecuador


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Polaris Infrastructure as lead and only counsel on the acquisition of a hydroelectric plant located in Ecuador for $28m.
  • Advised Flower Investment Capital Fund, operating as Elite Flowers Group, on a corporate restructuring in order to achieve investment grading.
  • Advised NBC Universal on regulatory matters concerning the network’s broadcasts, including rights relating to children and adolescents.

Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados

Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados‘ corporate group is noted for its ‘thorough knowledge of corporate, tax and other related matters‘. At the helm is Carlos Julio Balseca Avila, who is particularly active in the group’s mandates involving foreign investment projects. The group is known for its public sector work, and senior associate Valeria Naranjo from the public procurement team is a key name to note. More broadly, the group is commended for its reviewing of public contracts and includes team members from the group’s labour department.

Responsables de la pratique:

Carlos Julio Balseca

Les références

‘Knowledge of the company, its needs and solutions is excellent. The reviewing of public contracts is good.’

‘Thorough knowledge of corporate, tax and financial other related matters allows timely and immediate attention.’

Principaux clients

OCP Tech





Principaux dossiers

  • Negotiated contracts on behalf of Berkanafarma, including with the foreign contractor that manufactures pharmaceutical products.
  • Assisted Brandlive in the incorporation of the company as well as the structuring of its business in line with its entry into the Ecuadorian market.
  • Advised Farmalatam on its entry into the Ecuadorian market, including the incorporation of the company and formalisation of contracts and permits.

Coronel & Pérez

Cesar Coronel Jones and managing partner Octavio Rosselli head Coronel & Pérez‘s corporate team, with former practice head Hernán Pérez Loose on temporary leave as Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. Coronel Jones was previously the president of the Ecuadorian Academy of Corporate Law and has a great deal of experience in a range of sectors. Rosselli is a go-to practitioner for complex corporate transactions. The wider team is notable for its strong relationships with shareholders, managers and general counsels of large corporations.

Responsables de la pratique:

César Cornel Jones; Octavio Rosselli

Principaux clients

Cristalería del Ecuador (CRIDESA)

Metropolitan Touring Group

Wellbore Integrity Solutions




Sar Energy

Sumifru Ecuador



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Cristalería del Ecuador (CRIDESA) on various matters and provided general corporate law advice.
  • Advised Metropolitan Touring Group on drafting commercial contracts and other matters.
  • Advised Wellbore Integrity Solutions on drafting commercial contracts and other matters.

Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado Abogados

Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado Abogadosdemonstrates responsibility, accuracy and promptness’, under the joint leadership of Mario Flor, Jorge Pizarro and Roque Bustamante. The group stands out for its work in transactions in the energy, natural resources, telecoms and retail sectors. Verónica Ruales is well equipped to handle corporate and commercial advisory work within the team. Since publication, the practice has been notably strengthened with the hire of Juan Andrés Gortaire (corporate governance, competion law, and corporate M&A) and María Cristina Serrano (constitutional law), formerly at Heka Law Firm, along with their team of eight associates - effective as of May 2024.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mario Flor; Jorge Pizarro; Roque Bustamante

Les références

‘Flor Bustamante Pizarro Hurtado has contributed notably with advice on critical issues for the company, demonstrating responsibility, accuracy and promptness.’

‘I enjoyed working with the team. They were very kind, very professional, very timely, and very accurate.’

‘Mario Flor negotiated well. I wish to highlight not only his professionalism but his human qualities.’

Principaux clients


Primax Comercial del Ecuador

Sunstone Metals

Dundee Precious Metals



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Transdev-Metro de Medellin on the tender process, negotiation and signing of the Metro de Quito operation contract.
  • Advised Primax Comercial del Ecuador on negotiations of agreements for the import of gasoline.
  • Acted on behalf of Dundee Precious Metals in the negotiating and drafting of an investment protection agreement with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Production.

Romero Arteta Ponce

Leveraging its position as an Ecuadorian member of the Meritas international legal alliance, Romero Arteta Ponce’s ‘committed and efficient’ team counts large multinational companies among its key clients. The department's work often involves negotiations of contracts and commercial matters, due diligence, and advice on mergers and new companies. Diego Romero co-leads the team alongside managing partner Gustavo Romero; the former has over 30 years’ experience in commercial law and is on the board of directors for several Ecuadorian companies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Diego Romero; Gustavo Romero

Les références

‘The team is committed and efficient. The queries are dealt with in a professional manner and on time.’

‘Gustavo Romero is an excellent professional.’

Principaux clients


Agip Eni Italy

JTI Japan Tobacco Inter

Toyota del Ecuador

Toyota Tsusho del Ecuador


Latam Autos


Jones Day

Torres Guarín

Zaimella del Ecuado

Logicalis Ecuador

Pronaca Alimentos

Berlitz Corporation


Siemens Energy

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee




Laboratorios Ballerina