Bolívar Figueroa M.

Bolívar Figueroa M.

Director, Taxes, Quito
  • Email: bfigueroa@robalinolaw.com
  • Resumen: Bolivar is the Director of the Tax and Foreign Trade practice of the firm. He leads the Foreign Investment practice and advises the Regulatory Law, Energy and Natural Resources teams.
  • Idiomas: Spanish and English


Bolívar advises local and international clients in the economic and industrial sector, both on tax structuring, design and planning as well as on sponsoring administrative processes and tax litigation. He handles due diligence processes, preventive analysis and strategic tax consulting, and develops efficient tax structures in complex mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Previously, Bolivar was a government advisor in processes of formulating and implementing public policy and regulations in the Government of Ecuador (2021-2022). He collaborated on the Strategic Committee for Investment Promotion and Attraction (CEPAI), the Tax Policy Committee, the National Civil Aviation Council and Port Authorities of the country, among others. He also participated in high-profile foreign investment projects in Ecuador, as well as in the development of important industries and export sectors.

Between 2011 and 2014, Bolivar worked for the Internal Revenue Service (SRI) where he participated in the development of general regulations and draft laws and regulations, as well as in the negotiation of tax treaties to avoid double taxation and tax information exchange agreements in the Tax Regulation Department. His experience in the Tax Administration included litigation of SRI processes, and he was the legal manager of a Zone Office.

Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Tax Law (IEDT).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Institute of Tax Law 2019 – 2021.
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association IFA Network.
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association – Ecuador Branch.
  • Representative for Ecuador of YIN (Young IFA Network).


  • Figueroa, B. Fundamental concepts of income tax and the taxing authority of States in: Financial Law and Tax Law[1] . Essays in homage to Professor José Vicente Troya Jaramillo. Volume II.  First Edition ISBN: 978-9942-837-60-8 (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador Campus).
  • Figueroa, B. IURIS DICTIO: Dossier: Current challenges of the tax law[1]. Journal of the College of Jurisprudence of Universidad San Francisco de Quito. ISSN: 1390-6402 e-ISSN: 2528-7834.
  • Figueroa, B. Should Tiktokers, Youtubers and Influencers Pay Taxes? Editorial No. 31 in the Sano Juicio[1] Available online at: https://www.sanojuicioec.com/editoriales-1-1/editorial-31-deben-pagar-sus-impuestos-los-tiktokers-youtubers-e-influencers
  • Coordinating author for Ecuador of “A Legal Guide to Doing Business in South America”, by the American Bar Association (ABA). 2015


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