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Pino Elizalde Abogados

Work Department

Corporate, M&A - Oil, Mining and Natural Resources.




Admitted to practice in Ecuador since 2017.


 Professional Experience

• Associate at Pino Elizalde Abogados, Guayaquil, Ecuador – March 2017 – Present.

• Legal Assistant at Coronel & Pérez Abogados, Guayaquil, Ecuador – October 2014 – February 2017.


•  An extract of Energy 2017, Global Legal Insights Publication (Coronel & Pérez as contributor of the Ecuador chapter, coauthor with Daniel Pino and Jaime Arosemena).

• The Mergers & Acquisitions Review “Chapter 19 Ecuador” 10th Edition.

Practice Areas

Corporate; M&A; Project Finance and infraestructure; and, Oil, Mining and Natural Resources.


Spanish, English, and basic French and Italian.



•  Attorney-at-law of the courts of Ecuador, specialized in Civil Law from the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil.

• LLM in International Bussiness Law from the IE University in Madrid, Spain.

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Energy and natural resources

The energy and natural resources team at Guayaquil-based Pino Elizalde Abogados advises a variety of foreign entities and local companies, including oil traders and mineral processing companies, on regulatory issues relating to the expansion and financing of their local operations. The team is jointly led by dual-qualified (Ecuador/New York)name partner Daniel Pino (who focuses on transactional and financing matters in the sector); senior associate Jorge Cedeño (trading and exportation of natural resources, including trade finance; and dispute resolution) and associate Fernanda Guzmán (contractual and regulatory mattes) and is active in a range of financing and -genreally- downstream matters relating to the oil and mining industries. Recent mandates include acting for minerals and ore trading company Traxys Europe on it’s financings of local suppliers and processors, and its resource acquisitions. Associate Paulette Ocampo left in April 2022 to join the Presidencia de la República del Ecuador as a regulatory specialist.

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A

The corporate practice at Pino Elizalde Abogados  undertakes M&A transactions, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and corporate restructurings, and has seen particular growth in terms of transactional mandates related to the real estate and agribusiness-exports sectors over the last couple of years. Clients highlight ‘great teamwork‘ and the firm prides itself on the corporate practice’s thorough integration with its other capabilities – particularly in tax, antitrust, IP, litigation, capital market and compliance. The team is led by name-partner Daniel Pino, who handles strategic corporate matters, corporate restructurings, international investment, financial and capital markets, commercial arbitration & bankruptcy proceedings, typically for clients in the oil, mining and natural resources, brewing & beverages, retail, pharmaceutical and agroindustrial sectors. At associte level, key support comes from dedicated corporate practitioner Fernanda Guzmán, with tax-specialist senior Montserrat Sánchez also leaning into the corporate areas as necessary. Associate Paulette Ocampo left the firm in April 2022 to join the Presidencia de la República del Ecuador as a regulatory specialist.