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Since its establishment in 1975, Corral &
Rosales has been one of Ecuador’s leading
law firms. It offers a wide range of services,
working mainly with foreign companies doing
business in Ecuador. Its clients include leading
commercial services, financial and industrial
enterprises from around the globe, particularly
North America, Europe and Asia.
The depth of experience and range of
expertise among its lawyers have made Corral
& Rosales a leader in legal services for
companies with operations in Ecuador. The
firm recognises that clients have diverse needs,
and is able to assemble teams to match; its
lawyers regularly collaborate across practice
areas where client matters involve different
areas of law. As a result, the firm can guarantee
a comprehensive service and no client is too
big or too small. Corral & Rosales encourages
its lawyers to enhance their business skills and
to understand their clients’ business in order
to serve them better. The firm has a successful
track record of teamwork with foreign firms.
The firm stands for personal service for
clients, with an emphasis on the relationship
between the client and the partner responsible
for the service. This connection is fundamental
to providing first-rate advice. Rather than
splitting a brief between several lawyers,
except where necessary, the firm gives a
single partner full responsibility for work
with the client.
Without compromising on its vision of
personal service, the firm has opted for
sustained, coordinated growth that allows it
to provide prompt and comprehensive legal
advice. This growth has been the result of a
consistent commitment to timely, high-quality
and cost-effective service.
Over the years, the firm’s lawyers have
developed valued relationships with important
government, business and media contacts.
Practice areas
Corporate law
This practice covers company incorporation;
custody of corporate books; preparation of
minutes; share transfers; preparation of
capital increases and bylaw amendments;
shareholder agreements; and mergers,
split-offs and spin-offs.
Commercial law
The firm advises on mergers and acquisitions;
joint ventures; takeover operations; drafting,
preparation and review of contracts and other
documents; commercial trusts; international
leases; and anti-dumping actions.
Previous work includes training on competition
issues and advice on competition actions,
unfair competition, dumping, advertising and
consumer protection.
Work includes imports under special customs
regimes; tax-free zone authorisations and
licences; permits and licences for bonded
warehouses; and claims.
Finance and banking
The firm is involved in drafting, preparing and
reviewing agreements and loan documentation;
financial structuring; project financing; secured
transactions; placements of securities;
securitisation; and trusts.
Government contracting
The firm’s work incorporates pre-contractual
advice; preparation of tenders and bids;
contract negotiation and execution;
performance of public contracts; concessions
and privatisations; and representation and
defence in related litigation.
As well as obtaining visas for executives and
expatriate personnel, the firm deals with work
authorisations, changes in immigration status
and registration certificates and identity cards
for expatriates.
Intellectual property
Work includes the registration, transfer, renewal
and cancellation of patents, marks, designs,
copyrights and other forms of industrial and
intellectual property; domain names;
e-commerce; business-to-business, business-
to-consumer and peer-to-peer issues; new
technologies; infringement actions and IP
protection; and customs measures.
Corral & Rosales
ILO Client Choice Guide 2012