Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados > Quito, Ecuador > Firm Profile

Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados

Ecuador > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Roberto Bilbao Rosati heads the team at Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados, which handles civil, labour, administrative and tax litigation, in addition to mediation and arbitration, particularly for commercial cases. The team is also highly experienced in contract disputes arising from the TMT sector, with both Daniela Cevallos and Carlos Julio Balseca Avila having handled such work recently. At the associate level, Luis Anibal Garcés Paredes is one to watch, particularly for clients in the automotive retail industry.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Bilbao Rosati

Key clients









Bluestone Recoveries International


Work highlights

  • Acted for Finlink in the collection of more than $500,000 of debt.
  • Representing Protecompu in the collection of debt from the public company Fabrec for the provision of two data centre for a value of $200,000 plus interests and damages.
  • Representing CNEEC in an enforcement trial against the company Proyaben before the civil court in the city of Quito for a value of $500,00 plus interest.

Ecuador > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Daniela Cevallos Casals heads the corporate team at Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados, and is particularly focused on public procurement work, advising a range of clients on their dealings with the state, as well as frequently being instructed by clients in the telecoms industry. The firm is also experienced in the negotiation of cooperation and subcontractor agreements in a procurement context. Other key figures in the team include tax specialist Carlos Julio Balseca Avila and senior associate Valeria Naranjo, who joined the firm from a position with the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion in March 2020.

Practice head(s):

Daniela Cevallos Casals; Carlos Julio Balseca Avila


‘They provide a personalised service and are diligent in their handling of cases and procedures.’

‘Daniela Cevallos is committed to protecting the interests of her clients.’

‘They have extensive knowledge of this area of law and the experience to know the easiest way of resolving matters properly.’

‘Daniela Cevallos has vast knowledge of the processes and the people involved in public procurement.’

‘It is a personal service. Each lawyer at the firm has a solid knowledge of their area of expertise and clearly understands the client’s needs.’

‘They really know their specialist fields, from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.’

‘The availability of the group to deal with any matters that arise is excellent.’

‘There is direct and friendly communication between lawyers and clients.’

Key clients








ZTE Corporation



Unión Eléctrica



New Fortress Energy (NFE)

Work highlights

  • Advised TotalTek on the process of obtaining a contract for the implementation of fibre optic systems in the coastal region for Ecuadorian public telecoms company Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT).
  • Advised Merka on its negotiations with Bulgarian telecoms solutions provider Opencode Systems to become the only authorised distributor for Ecuador.
  • Advising Tekmark, a provider of technological solutions to the telecoms industry, as the authorised distributor for Huawei products.

Ecuador > Energy and natural resources

Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados has a broad range of experience in oil and gas, electricity and energy matters, advising on public procurement, project development, regulatory issues and disputes.


Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados is a law firm whose purpose is to offer high-quality legal services by providing legal viability to its clients’ businesses. To do this, it employs a two-fold comprehensive legal strategy. First, a precautionary phase by which the firm identifies possible risks in its client’s entrepreneurship; second, a mitigating stage in which it generates pragmatic solutions once its client’s business is unfolding. The axis by which this strategy works is its commitment and understanding of the dynamics and nature of its client’s business.

The firm: Cevallos Casals Balseca & Bilbao Abogados’ precautionary phase includes monitoring the contracts’ enforcement to detect potential risks, delays, and arguments of non-compliance from the contracting entity. It also includes training for all project managers and salesclerks to prevent potential economic risk. When dealing with public procurement, the precautionary phase involves the preparation of offers and the negotiation of contracts always keeping in mind the protection of our client’s best interest according to the nature of their business. Overall, its firm mission is to cultivate a culture of risks prevention.

The mitigating phase aims to reduce economic contingencies by designing procedures which allow enforcing contracts effectively. Many of its clients have hired its services once their contracts are unfolding with some difficulties. Its legal advice has enabled them to properly execute their legal obligations by challenging penalties and by identifying viable ways for them to fulfil said requirements and at the same time reducing costs in such transactions.

Finally, the firm can provide high-quality legal services by getting to know its client’s business in detail. Indeed, it commits itself to accurately understand the dynamics of its client’s business operations because it believes this is the only way to provide the best possible legal advice.

Daniela Cevallos, Roberto Bilbao, and Carlos Julio Balseca created CC&B Abogados. The three partners were in-house lawyers of renowned companies in Ecuador. This meant that the three of them had direct contact with the day-to-day operations of each of the companies. From this vantage point, it understood the importance of knowing the nature of the business of its clients to be better equipped to identify their particular needs and to address their demands accurately, tackle their problems and find adequate solutions. It is a ’boutique’ firm that tailors its legal services according to its clients’ needs. The firm’s goal is to provide clients with close and satisfactory legal support.

Daniela Cevallosdcevalloscasals@ccbabogados.com(593-2) 604 0343
Carlos Julio Balsecacjbalseca@ccbabogados.com(593-2) 604 0343
Roberto Bilbao Rosatirbilbao@ccbabogados.com(593-2) 604 0343
Melissa Aguilar photo Melissa AguilarAssociate Melissa provides support and advice to national and international clients on…
Carlos Julio Balseca Avila photo Carlos Julio Balseca AvilaPartner Lawyer with experience on corporate counseling.  Practice in tax law, specifically…
Roberto Bilbao Rosati photo Roberto Bilbao RosatiPartner Corporate and business counsel, with more than 18 years of experience…
Daniela Cevallos Casals photo Daniela Cevallos CasalsManaging Partner Lawyer, business advisor with more than twelve years of experience. …
Luis Anibal Garcés Paredes photo Luis Anibal Garcés ParedesAssociate
Valeria Naranjo photo Valeria NaranjoSenior Associate   Valeria provides advice to clients in all aspects of…
Other fee-earners : 6
Total staff : 9
English (fluent)
Partners : 3