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 in 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.
In the corporate area, Francisco is one of the leading business lawyers with extensive experience. 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 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 Industries, 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 the Sierra 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.