Our Team

Maria Cecilia Romoleroux

Managing Partner, Doctor in Law

Maria Cecilia is the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Romoleroux entered the IP profession in 1990, and is renowned within the industry for her detail-oriented style, as well as an ability to find creative solutions for clients, all achieved with an impressive promptness of delivery. She is fluent in Spanish, and English, with a strong understanding in French and German, and is directly involved in much of the client work, even though the firm is involved in more IP matters than any other firm in Ecuador.

Francisco Gallegos R

Partner

Francisco Gallegos joined CorralRosales as a Partner in 2017 after merging the IP Group of Estudio Jurídico Gallegos. His calling card is his dedication to client service and attentiveness, and he brings to CorralRosales a team with many years of combined experience. His IP practice includes life sciences and technology, with a specialization in IP matters related to mergers and acquisitions. Previously a corporate practitioner, Francisco Gallegos protects his client's IP rights with a well-rounded corporate viewpoint.

Karen Gonzalez

Lawyer

Gabriel Kuri

Chemical Engineer

Gabriel graduated from the Escuela Politecnica Nacional in Quito, Ecuador, with a degree in chemical engineering in 1979. He leads the patent department of the firm and is responsible for patent applications, utility models and industrial designs. Gabriel is considered to be an expert on patentability in Ecuador.

Miguel Maigualema

Lawyer

Miguel obtained his law degree from the Universidad Central del Ecuador. Mr. Maigualema works with the Regulatory department on litigious matters, as well as assisting the infringements department, particularly in relation to anti-counterfeiting.

Mario Moncayo

Lawyer

Mario graduated with a law degree from the Universidad Central del Ecuador. Mr. Moncayo is primarily responsible for actions before the Intellectual Property Committee, but also assists with the full range of administrative actions before the IP Office.

Carolina Montalvo

Pharmaceutical Chemist

Carolina obtained her degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from the Universidad Central del Ecuador in 2011. She is primarily a technician within the patents department, but also assists the regulatory team.

Alejandra Moretta

Pharmaceutical Biochemist

Alejandra graduated in 2004 with a degree in pharmaceutical biochemistry from the Universidad Central del Ecuador. She works as a technical advisory in intellectual property mostly focusing on patents, and in the regulatory area assists with marketing authorizations.

Andres Ortega

Lawyer

Andres graduated from the Universidad Internacional del Ecuador in 2007 with a degree in law, and also holds an LL.M in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law from the Universidad de Alicante, Spain. He previously worked for the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Office before joining CorralRosales in 2014, where he now coordinates and oversees administrative trademark procedures for the firm.

Caterine Pacheco

Food Chemist

Caterine obtained her degree in pharmaceutical biochemistry, with a specialty in nutritional biochemistry, from the Universidad Central del Ecuador in 2007. She works in the firm’s technical department of intellectual property, handling various regulatory matters for clients.

Andrea Paredes

Lawyer

Andrea obtained a degree in judicial sciences in 2013, and her law degree in 2014, both from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador. She represents clients across every sector in judicial procedures before the Administrative Litigation Court of Ecuador.

Eduardo Rios

Lawyer

Eduardo obtained his law degree with a focus in social and public sciences from the Universidad Central del Ecuador in 2003. His practice is focused on litigation and enforcement of intellectual property rights against infringement, and extends to competition law, copyright, franchising and licensing.

Felipe Samaniego

Lawyer

Felipe obtained his law degree from the Universidad de Las Americas, Ecuador in 2014, and heads the regulatory practice for the firm. His practice also includes complementary areas of intellectual property law, along with work in franchising, licensing, compliance and antitrust.

Ian Wall

UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney

Ian is a UK Registered Trademark Attorney, with a degree in law from Southampton Solent University in the UK, graduating in 2004. He also holds a Master’s in Intellectual Property, and advises clients in relation to the whole range of administrative trademark procedures, as well as trademark infringement.

Daniela Yanez

Agro-Industrial Engineer

Daniela graduated with a degree in engineering in 2011. She also holds a Master’s degree in Integrated Management in Environment, Quality and Occupational Health & Safety, obtained in 2015 from the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana in Puerto Rico, and is tasked with handling a multitude of regulatory issues for clients.