Santiago Palacios


Santiago Palacios is a partner at CorralRosales. He has more than 20 years of experience representing local and international clients in Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Environmental Law. Santiago participates in operations related to different industries such as Distribution and Services, Energy and Natural Resources, Food and Beverage, Infrastructure and Construction, Insurance, Pharma Real Estate and Retail.

In the area of ​​Dispute Resolution, Santiago represents local and international clients in administrative and judicial disputes, but he is also active in alternative dispute resolution methods, especially arbitration. Clients are particularly fond of Santiago’s capacity to generate defense strategies after an exhaustive study of the case and in consideration of the pertinent regulation and his profound knowledge of each client, its activities and the business in conflict.

In the Corporate area, Santiago provides legal counsel on complex mergers and acquisitions, purchase and leasing of assets, to name a few areas of expertise. Likewise, he provides day-to-day advice as per company needs and projects development. He also provides training to officials on various legal issues and assists in the area of ​​compliance.

In the area of ​​Environmental Law and Natural Resources, Santiago represents clients in administrative and judicial processes and in the management and resolution of social – environmental conflicts. Santiago has achieved successful agreements in complex conflicts with indigenous communities and environmental authorities, thus preserving the relationship between clients and different social actors.

His career has led him to lead the insurance sector, advising some of the most important insurance companies operating in Ecuador so as to prevent conflicts and keep their business safe. This includes regulatory compliance before the different authorities, as well as the representation of companies in administrative and judicial processes.

Santiago has been recognized by legal directories such as: Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, Leaders League, The Legal 500 and LACCA.

Santiago Palacios is a graduate of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, has several specialization courses, including courses in international business law and environmental law.

Reference Cases:

  • CorralRosales represented Novartis Ecuador during the negotiation and debt collection owed by one of his competitors for approximately US$13,000,000.
  • Corral Rosales sponsors Grünenthal in legal proceedings initiated against the IESS and Teodoro Maldonado Hospital, for breach of payment of the price of contracts for the provision of medicines. The approximate amount is US $ 600,000.00
chambers-latin-america-2021-perfil-abogados-ecuador ” He is a good local litigation and arbitration practice”. “He is an intelligent lawyer with wide-ranging experience in the field”.
Chambers Latin America 2021


  • Environmental
  • Corporate
  • Dispute Resolution


  • Distribution and Services
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Food and Beverage
  • Infrastructure and Construction
  • Insurance
  • Pharma
  • Real Estate
  • Retail



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