Fausto E. Alvarado

Fausto E. Alvarado

Special Counsel
  • Email: falvarado@robalinolaw.com
  • Resumen: Fausto is a Special Counsel of the firm, specializing in Free Competition, Competition Policies and Standards, Corporate Law, Consumer Protection, Market Regulation, and Compliance. He has significant experience working in multilateral organizations in Ecuador, the Andean Community, and Ibero-America. He provides advisory and consulting services to clients in the public and private sector.
  • Idiomas: Spanish and English


Fausto has over 20 years of experience, advising local and international clients on Competition matters (Organic Law on Market Power Regulation and Control), Consumer Protection, Personal Data Protection, Regulation and Compliance.

He represents large organizations and corporations in consulting and litigation on antitrust matters, termination commitments and leniency programs, mergers and acquisitions subject to prior control, market regulation, and the planning and implementation of compliance programs.

Fausto has participated in cases related to the pharmaceutical, brewery, food, cement, aeronautical, retail, insurance, telecommunications, automotive, health, and liquor markets, among others.

He was the First Free Competition Authority in Ecuador, author of the Organic Law on Market Power Regulation and Control, and an external consultant for several international organizations on competition and consumer protection, including the Andean Community, the EU, the IDB and the CAF.

Fausto is the President of the Ecuadorian Institute of Competition Law (IEDC) and university professor of Competition Law for multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. From 2009 to 2011, he was Vice Minister and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Integration and Fisheries.

Activities & Memberships

  • Latin American Competition Forum.
  • Ibero-American Competition Association.
  • Ecuadorian Institute of Competition Law.
  • IBA, member of the Antitrust section.
  • Member of the Advisory Group of Experts on Competition Policies and Standards and Consumer Protection of UNCTAD, of the United Nations.
  • Founding Member of the Ibero-American Competition Association (ASIC).
  • Ad honorem member of the Legal Commission of the Chamber of Industries of Cuenca.


Bar Association  Ecuador


  • “The Policy for the Defense of Competition, the fundamental element for appropriately and correctly applying the law: An analysis of the Ecuadorian case.” Article written for the Competition Center of the Adolfo Ibáñez University (Chile), 2021.
  • “Free Competition and Market Power Regulation – What should we understand by market regulation?”. Law & Economics: Free Competition and Regulation. Collective Publication, Faculty of Jurisprudence, PUCE, 2020.
  • “Legal – Economic Analysis of the Concepts of Economic Concentration: A Reference to the Provisions of the LORCPM”. UDA Law Review, 2020.
  • “Competition benefits the development of nations through consumer protection.” United Nations, Geneva – Switzerland, 2010.
  • “The Competition Law: An urgent project for the Country”. Desafios de la Pequeña Industria Magazine No. 17, February 2004