Mr Martín Pallares > Robalino > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate, M&A, Finance, Commercial Law, Administrative Law, Energy and Oil, compliance and Telecommunications.




Martin Pallares Sevilla focuses on local and regional mergers and acquisitions. He has significant experience participating in the most relevant Ecuadorian transactions of over last decade, including acquisitions in the oil, technology, and retail sectors, and a state privatization process and subsequent sale.

Our clients say that Martin is “a young partner with good transactional skills and vast experience in the market.”

He has advised clients on real estate, telecommunications, compliance and corporate governance issues, giving him a broad overview and a wealth of experience in these areas.

Martin began his practice at the DLA Piper offices in Madrid, Spain, where he worked in the Real Estate department.


English; French; Spanish


  • Member of the Ecuadorian Colombian Chamber of Commerce (CAMECOL).
  • Member of the Center for American and International Law.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Member of the American Bar Association.


Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Martín PallaresRobalino Law

Now operating from offices in Quito, Guayaquil, Manta, Machala and -since November 2021- Cuenca, Robalino Law continues to grow its participation in a range of complex corporate, commercial, and M&A matters. Clients highlight the team’s ‘level of commitment and attention to detail by the partners‘, ‘agility in response‘ and ‘excellent attention to and follow-up on the topics‘, suggesting the lawyers ‘become more than advisors, a true partner‘. The practice group -over 30-strong and including six partners- is a near-constant presence in significant transactions in the market; recent matters include acting for the shareholders of Avesca on the company’s sale to Pronaca, via a seller’s financing scheme. The advisory was co-led by Martín Pallares and Jesús Beltrán, who also jointly lead the corporate and M&A practice; both have extensive experience in the full range of corporate transactional matters, including private equity projects. Other key members of the team include senior partner Javier Robalino, whose multifaceted practice takes in high-end M&A work; and -heading up the Guayaquil office- Ernesto Weisson, who is recommended for his work on restructurings and joint ventures. At associate level, senior Juan Bernando Guarderas and Daniel Peré are key contacts for corporate and transactional matters. Since the conclusion of research, Beltran and Guaderas have left the firm for Bustamante Fabara (effective as of September 2022), as have Weisson and Peré, the following month, the latter pair moving to Deloitte.

Ecuador > Real estate

(Next Generation Partners)

Martín PallaresRobalino Law

With it’s ever growing network of offices across the country serving to further facilitate the practice, Robalino Law‘s real estate team handles a range of high-profile work for clients across the agricultural, urban and industrial real estate segments. The team, which is led by Daniel Robalino in Quito, divides its time between contentious and non-contentious work, characterised by a range of construction disputes on the contentious front, and investment structuring, regulatory advisory, creditor negotiations and contractor management on the non-contentious side. The agricultural sector, in particular, is a key pillar of the team’s work, Weisson recently acted for the owners of Agrinag on its sale of the company to FlowerInvestment CF Holding. Martín Pallares is also noted for his transactional expertise in the sector; however, former practice co-head Ernesto Weisson departed for Deloitte in October 2022, taking much of the Guayaquil team with him.