Daniel Robalino Orellana

Daniel Robalino Orellana concentrates on antitrust and regulatory economic law matters, as well as foreign investment planning and foreign trade.

Daniel Robalino Orellana’s practice focuses on antitrust and regulatory economic law matters, cross-border transaction with emphasis in Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as on foreign investment planning, foreign trade and arbitration.

Since 2011, upon passage of the Organic Law for Regulation and Control of Market Power, he has advised national and international clients on litigation involving competition, cease commitments, mergers and acquisitions subject to prior control, and planning and implementation of compliance programs. He has led cases related to a variety of industries, including: Agribusiness, Food and Drink, Aviation, Banking, Cement, Construction, Pharmaceutical, Franchises, Oil (Up Stream and Down Stream), Press, Advertising, Retail, Reinsurance, Telecommunications, and Vehicles, among others.

Daniel is a founding member and current Executive Director of the Ecuadorian Institute of Competition Law. Before joining Ferrere, he worked for one of Ecuador’s top law firms, where he directed the Economic Law practice. Since 2013 he has been recognized by Legal 500 for his solid knowledge of the Ecuadorian market and his dedication.

Additionally, Daniel has been actively involved in domestic and international arbitration practice, both on investment and commercial disputes, under CIADI and UNCITRAL rules. He is an Arbitration Secretary of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Ecuador-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Quito.

Daniel has published research in national and international reviews, and was assistant professor in Theory of Proof and General Theory of Obligations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, respectively. Since 2014 he has trained the Arbitration Team of Universidad del Azuay for the International Arbitration Competition organized annually by Universidad de Buenos Aires. Robalino is a board member of prestigious companies in Ecuador.


  • Pichincha Bar Association.
  • Ecuadorian Competition Law Institute IEDC.
  • Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute IEA.
  • Spanish Arbtration Club, Ecuadorian Chapter.
  • International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC-YAF).
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution ICDR Y&I.
  • International Bar Association – Sections of Antitrust and International Law.
  • Advisory Board Member of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law.
  • Lawyer, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), 2010
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Antitrust Law and Practice, The College of Law of England and Wales, 2011.
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Academy of American and International Law, SWIICL (Dallas, Texas) 2011.
  • MBA Certificate, Instituto de Empresa IE – Madrid, 2018.
  • LLM, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (Chicago), 2018.


Latin Lawyer 250 / Antitrust


Corporate and M&A; Real Estate / Legal 500

FERRERE Ecuador advises Autolíder, Mercedes-Benz representative in Uruguay and Ecuador

FERRERE Ecuador advised Autolíder, representative of Mercedes-Benz in Uruguay and Ecuador, acquired by the British company Inchcape.

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