Francisco Gallegos > CorralRosales > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Competition, Corporate, Government Procurement, Intellectual Property




Francisco Gallegos is a partner at CorralRosales. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the intellectual property, commercial, competition, corporate and government procurement areas. His multidisciplined career trajectory and combined experience, and having advised clients in a wide variety of areas and jurisdictions, have earned him a significant reputation in the distribution and services, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail and TMT industries. 
In the intellectual property field, Francisco manages several portfolios of international companies at both the local and regional level. In addition, Francisco oversees due diligence and negotiations, as well as the acquisition and sale of intellectual property assets. He actively participates in representing clients in both administrative and judicial procedures. 
In the commercial, corporate and government procurement areas, Francisco advises companies and individuals on contractual matters as well as international operations. He is entrusted by several foreign companies with their Ecuadorian and Latin American operations, recognizing both his technical profile and his soft skills, that allow him to interact effectively with other individuals and institutions and visualize the risks involved in making decisions. 
Francisco also advises his clients on compliance with the relevant competition regulations, particularly in administrative and judicial processes related to intellectual property and unfair business practices. His advice in competition matters combines knowledge of the specific regulations with real legal and commercial experience. 
Francisco actively participates in IP forums and events and is a regular contributor to national and international publications on various legal issues. 
Francisco has been recognized in legal directories such as: Latin Lawyer 250, Legal 500, IP Stars and WTR1000. 


English- Spanish


Francisco is a Juris Doctor from Universidad Central del Ecuador and  Business Law at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. 

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Intellectual property

CorralRosales is recognised for providing a full-service offering in the IP space, with comprehensive advice extending to patents, trade marks, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, portfolio management, licensing and litigation. Its contentious offering revolves around infringement proceedings and regulatory issues, evidenced by its recent advice to Faber-Castell on an administrative infringement action relating to a three-dimensional trade mark. With María Cecilia Romoleroux, Francisco Gallegos and chemical engineer Gabriel Kuri (head of patents) at the helm, the team is retained by a range of high-profile companies such as IKEA, AstraZeneca, Crocs and Uber to advise on relevant matters. The leadership team is supported by two individuals at the associate level: Katherine González has previous experience as director of oppositions at the Ecuadorian IP office, while Eduardo Ríos stands out for the enforcement of IP rights.