Francisco Rosales is a partner and the president of CorralRosales. He has more than 40 years of experience representing local and international clients in matters of competition, corporate, tax, labor and in general business legal matters. Francisco combines his extensive knowledge of operations related to different sectors such as the Aviation, Distribution and Services, Energy and Natural Resources, Food and Beverages, Infrastructure and Construction, Insurance, Pharma, and Retail.

Francisco’s work includes advice to local and international clients, the design of legal strategies to facilitate the companies’ business performance, reviewing and writing different reports, opinions and contracts. He also often writes analyses on the local and international political and economic situation.

In the area of Competition, Francisco provides guidance on merger authorization processes by the competition authority, and he counsels and sponsors clients in the defense of anti-competitive behavior investigations and due diligence processes in competition matters.

Francisco has combined the practice of law with his participation as chair and member of the boards of several banks and industrial, commercial and insurance companies of Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca, through which he has acquired direct knowledge of the main problems that companies face and their solution alternatives.

Francisco was Minister of Industry, Trade and Integration. In that capacity, he chaired the Cartagena Agreement Commission, the current Andean Community of Nations and the board of the Andean Development Corporation. During the nineteen-eighties, Francisco Rosales was a member of the Monetary Board – at that time the highest economic body – appointed by the industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors of Ecuador.

Francisco actively participates in the publication of articles for local and international media and is part of editorial teams of prestigious Ecuadorian newspapers such as El Comercio and El Hoy. In their weekly columns, he addresses political, economic and international issues. In 2016 he published the book Repaso, which is a collection of 215 of the 1352 published articles during the last 36 years of his career.

Francisco is a graduate from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

Francisco has been recognized by legal directories such as: Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, LACCA, Legal 500, among others.


2010: Corporate / Commercial: Band 3

2011: Corporate / Commercial: Senior Statesment

2013: Corporate / Commercial: Senior Statesment

2015: Corporate / Commercial: Senior Statesment

2016: Corporate / Commercial: Senior Statesment

2017: Corporate / Commercial: Senior Statemnet

2018: Corporate / Commercial: Senior Statesment

2019: Corporate / Commercial: Senior Statesment

2002: Antitrust & Competition

2012: Banking and Finance


  • Banking and Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Administrative Law


  • Banking and Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Administrative Law


  • Banking and Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Banking and Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Corporate / M&A
  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Antitrust & Competition


  • Litigation



  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Leading
  • Corporate / M&A: Leading


2012: Corporate / M&A

2014: Corporate / M&A

2015: Corporate / M&A

2016: Corporate and Finance

2018: Recommended Lawyer

2019: Recommended Lawyer

2020: Recommended Lawyer

2021: Recommended Lawyer


  • Corporate and M&A | Tier 2 | Recommended
  • Dispute Resolutions | Tier 2 | Recommended
  • Competition and Antitrust | Tier 1 | Recommended

Practice Areas

  • Competition
  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor
  • Tax


  • Aviation
  • Distribution and Services
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Food and Beverage
  • Infraestructure and Construction
  • Insurance
  • Pharma
  • Retail