Rafael Rosales > CorralRosales > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile

CorralRosales
ROBLES E4-136 y AVENIDA AMAZONAS
EDIFICIO PROINCO CALISTO, PISO 12
QUITO
EC170517
Ecuador

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Rafael is a partner at CorralRosales. He has more than 30 years of experience in handling corporate matters and serves as general manager of the firm. Rafael participates in operations related to different industries such as Distribution and ServicesFood and Beverage, Insurance and Retail. 

In the corporate area, Rafael advises multinational clients mainly in their landing in Ecuador and in the design of legal schemes that allow the companies to carry their business in Ecuador. Rafael goes beyond offering strictly legal advice, but he helps clients understand the local environment and make the most appropriate decisions about how to do business in Ecuador. 

Rafael is the link of the firm with different guilds and associations such as the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce and the Ecuadorian Spanish Chamber of Commerce (where he is on the board of directors). He has participated as a representative of several international companies in Ecuador and has been part of its boards. 

Rafael also has strong ties with business leaders, media and opinion makers, which allows him to advise clients on different aspects of how to do business, with a current vision of the local situation. 

Languages

English - Spanish

Education

Rafael studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

CorralRosales often ‘exceeds expectations’ when it comes to instructing high-profile foreign businesses with regard to operations in Ecuador. With a full-service offering, the practice acts for the likes of Nestlé, Bayer and Marriot Hotels on a range of M&A, corporate restructurings, financing transactions and shareholder agreements. Recently, it acted for “Internet of Things” company Location World Holdings on a restructuring tailored towards the transfer of a holding company to a foreign market and the opening of several subsidiaries across Latin America. The matter was led by Leading this matter and heading the wider corporate practice is founding partner Xavier Rosales, who is highly-regarded for his work on complex cross-border transactions. Co-founding partner Francisco Rosales, along with Santiago Palacios  and Rafael Rosales, round out the practice’s four-partner team, further extending the firm’s expertise regarding entry into the Ecuadorian market: all three are senior figures who have amassed considerable experience across the corporate transactional spectrum. From the associate ranks, seniors Milton Carrera and Ricardo Mancheno are both highlighted for their broad practices that range across corporate day-to-day matters to transactional and immigration work.