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Pino Elizalde Abogados


Senior Partner


Founding partner of Pino Elizalde Abogados, member of the New York State Bar Association and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, which allows him to practice before the federal courts of the United States as well as the Courts of New York. His main practice area is to counsel our foreign clients in a wide variety of corporate matters, not only during their entry process in the Ecuadorian market, but also once the corporation has been established. Great part of his professional expertise is related to merger and acquisition processes of poorly regulated industries, as well as highly regulated ones, such as telecommunications and energy industries. He has been guest professor in Corporate Law and Arbitration Law in the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, as well as in International Law in the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo


Spanish and English


American Bar Association
New York State Bar


Master of Laws (LLM), Georgetown University

Especialista Superior en Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar

Abogado de las Cortes y Tribunales del Ecuador, Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Daniel PinoPino Elizalde Abogados

Daniel Pino heads the corporate team at Pino Elizalde Abogados, which is highly active in the governance space and advises a range of multinationals on their dealings in Ecuador, with notable clients in the pharmaceutical, technology and agriculture sectors. Restructuring and insolvency is another key area of the business, with several recent instructions involving distressed companies. Other key figures within the team include Marco Elizalde and senior associate Montserrat Sanchez.

Ecuador > Real estate

Jorge Cedeño heads the real estate team at Pino Elizalde Abogados, which focuses on the structuring of real estate and construction projects, providing a range of regulatory, contractual, financing and tax advice. The firm is also active in disputes work, particularly concerning expropriation proceedings, with clients frequently instructing the team in actions against local municipalities in such cases. Other key names within the practice include Daniel Pino and Jaime Arosemena.

Ecuador > Energy and natural resources

Pino Elizalde Abogados advises a range of clients across the energy and natural resources sector, including  both upstream and downstream oil and gas companies, mining companies and foreign mineral traders, as well as oil traders and mineral processing companies. Practice head Daniel Pino is particularly noted for his corporate and financing expertise, having recently advised Traxys Europe on its financing and transactional work in Ecuador. Fernanda Guzmán is a key name at associate level.