Paola Gachet Otáñez

Paola Gachet Otáñez

  • Email: pgachet@robalinolaw.com
  • Resumen: Paola is a partner and member of the Tax, Public Procurement and Immigration practices of the firm. She actively participates in consulting and litigation regarding tax, transfer pricing, and foreign trade, as well as negotiations with the State and defining strategies for local and foreign companies.
  • Idiomas: Spanish and English


Paola actively leads cases involving complex negotiations with the State and consults on public policies and on defining business strategies. She participate in matters that are highly sensitive and detailed when making decisions, such as signing contracts with the State, restructuring a business, or litigation processes.

She has significant experience in handling different situations in the public and private sectors, both in terms of specific cases and forming part of task forces formed to assist in developing regulations for the Government.

Paola directs the Tax and Transfer Pricing teams, and also works closely with the Public Procurement and Immigration areas.

She is the founder and director of the Ecuador chapter of the International Fiscal Association. Paola is also a member of the Tax and State Contracts Committees in the International Chamber of Commerce. She also co-directs the Ecuador chapter of the Woman in the Profession program, created by the Vance Center, which seeks to promote the participation of women in the legal profession.

In addition to the pro bono activities of the firm, Paola actively collaborates with national non-profit entities and international non-governmental organizations.


  • Forum of Attorneys  Ecuador

Activities & Memberships

  • IFA, member who leads the Ecuador branch. 
  • The Academy of American and International Law  Member
  • WIP, Woman in the Profession, co-leads the Ecuador chapter. 
  • ICC, member of the Tax Committee. 
  • ICC, member of the State Contracts Committee. 
  • Cailaw, Alumni Association.


  • “Taxpayers in post-COVID times”, National Court of Justice, 2020.
  • “Reflections on charging VAT on digital services. Appropriateness, effectiveness of payments and general observations”, Ecuadorian Institute of Tax Law with the Universidad Andina Simon Bolívar, 2020.
  • “Global businesses and attributing benefits. Legal challenges”, International Summit on Tax Law organized by the District Tax Court of the Metropolitan District of Quito, the Judiciary Council, and the School of the Judiciary, 2019. 
  • “Status of Preferential Regimes and Transparency. BEPS Action 5”, National Tax Law Conferences organized by the Ecuadorian Tax Law Institute, 2018. 
  • National narrator, Regional Latin American Summit, International Fiscal Association (IFA), 2017 – 2018. 
  • Others. 


  • “Doing Business”, World Bank.