LACCA Approved: Maria Rosa Fabara

Corporate / M&A Firm: Fabara & Compañía Ecuador
Tel: +593 2 222 0750/ 222 0550

María Rosa Fabara Vera has been Fabara & Compañía Abogados general manager and founding partner since 2003. Prior to that (1987–2003), she was the managing partner of another renowned Ecuadorian law firm. She is a highly respected and widely recognised Jurisprudence Doctor with over 24 years of experience domestically and internationally, she graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Her legal knowledge, ability and effectiveness have resulted in her positioning in several international ranking guides such as Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Throughout her career she has advised a range of international and local clients on corporate and financial mandates, such as project financing, oil sale and purchase agreements, and cross-border M&A. She also counsels clients on related insurance, government procurement and intellectual property matters. She has been active in competition ever since specific legislation on this matter was first enacted in Ecuador.    

Dr Fabara has published several articles on intellectual property law and foreign investment matters in Latin Lawyer, a special edition of the Latin American Legal Business Guide and in various other legal journals.

She has been a professor of corporate law at the Universidad de las Américas (1999–2000) and professor of foreign investment and corporate law at the Catholic University of Ecuador (1994–1996). She was president of the Ecuadorian and Colombian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (2000–2003, 2008, 2010–2012), president of the Federation of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce (2009–2011, 2011–2013), and chair of the Ecuador's Production Council (the Federation of Chambers of Industry, Commerce and Production 2011–2013). She has been a mediator for the International Trademark Association (INTA) since 2008; and an arbitrator for the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) since 2013. 

Dr Fabara is fluent in Spanish and English.


LACCA Approved

Administrative Law

Anti-Corruption & Compliance



Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate / M&A


Intellectual Property Law




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