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Jaramillo Dávila Abogados

Ecuador > Legal market overview

Ecuador > Labour and employment Tier 1

Boutique firm Jaramillo Dávila Abogados remains a leader in the labour and employment space, with a focused practice dedicated to collective bargaining and labour relations management, along with contentious work, where the team recently acted successfully Yanbal Ecuador in a multimillion-dollar labour and social security suit. Leadership of the practice is split between Fabián Jaramillo Terán and Diego Jaramillo Terán, with associate Fabián Jaramillo Intriago  supporting the team in litigation. Associates Hernán Escudero and Álvaro Sandoval are also noted as key contacts for constitutional claims.

Practice head(s):

Fabián Jaramillo Terán; Diego Jaramillo Terán


‘First, the knowledge of the partners, Fabián and Diego Jaramillo, and the personalized attention they give to each topic. Their teamwork is brilliant in pursuit of a single goal. Professionalism is unique.’

‘Their knowledge, way of being, sincerity and personalized work make them the best in a practice that is so complex. The values and principles of the partners, and the clear objectives that Fabián and Diego Jaramillo have are unique that I have not seen before.’

‘The personalized attention that both Diego Jaramillo Terán and Fabián Jaramillo Intriago give us; the efficiency and speed of response to our requirements; and the interest that the whole team puts into serving us.’

‘I highlight the seriousness, responsibility, honesty and resourcefulness of the firm’s work.’

‘Excellent professionals, continually updated, with extensive research and response capacity.’

‘The firm offers professionalism and ethics in its consultation and in the processes that we have carried out. It is high quality work.’

‘They make decisions and propose processes to their clients in a clear way and always suggesting the right path.’

‘Fabian Jaramillo Terán stands out for his knowledge in the field and extensive experience.’

Key clients

General Motors OmnibusBB Transportes

Repsol YPF Ecuador


Mashpi Lodge



Yanbal Ecuador

Novopan del Ecuador

COHECO – Mitsubishi



DSV Ecuador

Productos Minerva

Corrugadora Nacional Cransa

Sociedad Industrial Reli

Consorcio Sandry

Crecoscorp (Créditos Económicos)

Zona Tecnológica

Pedro Eljuri

Mine School

Hotel Sheraton Quito

Industrias Omega

Work highlights

  • Managed several labour contract unlawful termination claims on behalf of Confiteca.
  • Represented Sheraton in several claims regarding unlawful force majeure in the termination of labour contracts during the pandemic.
  • Managed two high profile cases for Repsol in connection with workers claiming they had rights over an oil company’s profits.

Jaramillo Dávila Abogados is a prestigious boutique law firm founded in 1950, that delivers experienced and personalized legal counseling, dispute resolution and litigation services with specialization in complex labor and employment matters.

Jaramillo Dávila Abogados believes that peaceful conflict resolution, direct contact between lawyer and client and compliance with the law are the key elements for reaching solutions and offering innovative and practical strategies, in benefit of clients and society.

The firm has a strategic alliance in Guayaquil with Larrea, Ortiz & Cía. Sociedad de Abogados, a firm that has developed an important practice in labor and employment and business law.

Areas of practice
Labour, employment,  and social security law: Jaramillo Dávila Abogados is leader in labor and employment law counselling and litigation. The firm is best known for its innovative and successful strategies regarding law and employment in litigation and legal counsel.

Jaramillo Dávila Abogados provides personalized and business-oriented counsel for our clients in order to comply with the law, solve problems and prevent future litigation.

Another of their areas of expertise is the direction of worker’s unions as well as the negotiation and troubleshooting of collective conflicts and agreements.

The firm believes that healthy relations between employers and employees are a key element for successful businesses. Therefore, the firm’s lawyers work on a preventive basis, advising the client prior to decision making, in order to comply with labor regulations. They also provide the service of design and audit labor strategies that increase the potential of human resources while minimizing the impact of labor problems over the costs of the business.

Litigation: Litigation has been one of the most up and running areas at Jaramillo Dávila Abogados. The firm has ample experience in extrajudicial claims, labour, civil, commercial and administrative proceedings.

Litigation in environmental law, insurance law and tort law cases have been one of Jaramillo Davila’s best recognized areas of practice.

Civil and commercial law: The firm counsels foreign and local companies in structuring complex businesses and elaborating mercantile agreements.

Family law: Diego Jaramillo Terán has vast experience regarding family law, specializing in the field of divorce,  child support, and separation and liquidation of marital property proceedings. He concentrates his practice in securing extrajudicial agreements in order to avoid eventual trials that affect both parties, as well as developing family protocols that structure de management and distribution of assets.

Corporate and compliance: The firm advises companies in corporate and  corporate compliance matters, including the legal procedures related with corporate law.

Constitutional: The firm provides advice and representation to companies and individuals in filing constitutional claims looking for the protection of fundamental rights.

Mediation and arbitration: The firm has experience in institutional and independent mediation and arbitration procedures. Fabián Jaramillo Terán has served as an arbitrator for many years and founded the Mediation Center of the Local Bar Association when he served as president of that institution. This experience gives the firm deeper insight into the matter of alternative dispute resolution.

Managing partner Fabián Jaramillo Terán fjaramillo@jaramillodavila.com
Managing partner Diego Jaramillo Terán djaramillo@jaramillodavila.com
Associate Álvaro Sandoval Robalino asandoval@jaramillodavila.com
Associate Edison Madera Bravo xmadera@jaramillodavila.com
Associate Fabián Jaramillo Intriago fejaramillo@jaramillodavila.com
Associate Hernán Escudero Álvarez hescudero@jaramillodavila.com
Associate David Molina Coello dmolina@jaramillodavila.com
Paralegal Diego José Jaramillo Intriago djjaramillo@jaramillodavila.com
Guayaquil co-workers Andrés Ortiz Herbener
Guayaquil co-workers Hugo Larrea Argudo
Guayaquil co-workers Ana María Larrea
Guayaquil co-workers Hugo Larrea Romero
Hernán Escudero Álvarez photo Hernán Escudero ÁlvarezAssociate. Areas of Practice: Litigation and Arbitration Civil and Commercial Law Constitutional…
Fabián Esteban Jaramillo Intriago photo Fabián Esteban Jaramillo IntriagoAssociate. Areas of Practice: Labour and Employment Family Law Digital Law Litigation…
Diego Jaramillo Terán photoDr Diego Jaramillo TeránManaging Partner Areas of Practice: Labour and Employment  Procedural Law Family Law…
Fabián Jaramillo Terán photoDr Fabián Jaramillo TeránManaging Partner Areas of Practice:  Labour and Employment  Procedural Law Alternate Dispute…
Edison Madera Bravo photo Edison Madera BravoAssociate Areas of practice: Labour and Employment  Notarial Law Procedural Law Civil Law Alternative…
Álvaro Sandoval Robalino photo Álvaro Sandoval RobalinoAssociate Areas of practice:  Labor and Employment Procedural Law Family Law
Other fee-earners : 4
Total staff : 13
Partners : 2
English (fluent)
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