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Noboa, Peña & Torres, Abogados
JUNÍN 114 Y MALECÓN SIMÓN BOLÍVAR
EDIFICIO TORRES DEL RÍO, PISO 8
GUAYAQUIL
Ecuador

Work Department

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Arbitration
  • Labour & Employment

Position

Founding partner

Career

Marcelo Torres is a founding partner of the firm and has more than 25 years of experience in the legal practice in Ecuador.

Marcelo focuses his practice on M&A, commercial and corporate, arbitration, and labour and employment law, all of which he intensively practices by advising national and multinational corporations. Besides his profuse law practice, he currently sits with prominent businesspeople on several top-ranked private companies’ boards of directors where he provides legal orientation to the important business matters brought to the decision table.

comprehensive past experience includes the academic, as guest professor in labour law, arbitration law and business law at the two most prominent universities in Guayaquil. In the public sector he also served as adviser to the City Mayor, the Ministry of Agriculture and member of the National Securities Council.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • Ecuadorian Bar Association.
  • Member of the panel of arbitrators and President of the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil.
  • Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Inter American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC-ICDR).

Education

  • Law Degree from the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil.
  • Master of Laws from the University of Miami.

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

Noboa, Peña & Torres, Abogados maintains a strong presence in both Quito and Guayaquil, with Patricio Peña Romero leading the team based in the capital, while Marcelo Torres heads up the Guayaquil outfit. The team handles a wide array of corporate and commercial work, with notable recent instructions involving joint venture agreements, corporate restructuring, governance advice and the entry of foreign companies into Ecuador, among other matters. M&A is another key area of practice, with both practice heads handling such deals. While Sebastián Cortez Merlo departed for Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in January 2021, the team receives strong support at the associate level from María Elena Sanmartín and energy specialist Francisco Larrea.

Comparative Guides

Ecuador: International Arbitration October 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to International Arbitration laws and regulations that may occur in Ecuador.