Energy & Natural Resources

More than three of the firm’s partners and seven of its experienced associates form part of the Energy & Non-Renewable Natural Resources team at ROBALINO. Our team has represented large oil and mining companies that have made the some of the most relevant investments in Ecuador, and have advised many companies on many issues in the region. 

For several years, we have reprenseted the largest national and foreign companies in the oil, mining and energy sectors. 

We advise oil and gas companies in negotiating, structuring, developing and financing upstream, midstream and downstream hydrocarbons projects. We have an intimate knowledge of these areas and their mechanisms, leading to effective results for our clients.

We provide support in regulatory, environmental, corporate, and community relations issues, as well as day-to-day legal issues. Forming and maintaining good working relationships between the State and industry stakeholders are basic and critical aspects of our consulting services in all extractive industries.

We are at the forefront of different mining projects and concessions in Ecuador, helping various companies on strategic, regulatory, environmental, corporate, and community relations issues.

Likewise, we provide support to the country’s largest companies in conventional and unconventional electrical generation projects based on the use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources.

Our experts have been recognized multiple times by leading international publications, including the following: 

  • The Legal 500:The team (…) is regularly involved in significant projects, M&A transactions and investments, with considerable experience in the oil and gas, power generation and renewable energy sectors. The firm also stands out for its knowledge of the mining industry; it counts several of the leading mining companies active in the country among its clients, which it advises on regulatory matters and disputes, among other areas”. 2020
  • Latin Lawyer: “The team advises clients on financing for energy projects and provides day-to-day legal advice on interactions with government agencies and energy-related disputes. It is also strong for public bidding processes for oil contracts and handles M&A transactions with ease”. 2020
  • Chambers & Partners: “Is at the forefront of the energy and natural resources sector”. 2020