Robalino Law announces the opening of its new office in the City of Machala

Robalino Law announces the opening of its new office in the City of Machala

Machala is known for being the banana capital of the world, and El Oro Province is an agribusiness powerhouse in Ecuador, shipping exports of coffee and cocoa in addition to bananas. Shrimp is farmed, there is mining activity, and the area has mega-diverse tourism potential.

These are all reasons why the ROBALINO® law and consultancy firm is excited to announce its decision to begin serving the City of Machala and El Oro Province with its 10 years of experience, track record, and professionalism, to provide legal counsel and consulting services to the capital of El Oro, making it the firm’s fourth office in Ecuador, following in the footsteps of its other sites in Quito, Guayaquil, and Manta.

In this major city, the firm sees opportunity for growth in supporting the province’s wide range of industrial sectors.

“We celebrate the opening of our office in Machala. We are confident in the growth of the province of El Oro and Ecuador, and have no doubt that our practice will grow hand in hand with this great city,” explained Javier Robalino Orellana, managing partner of the firm, who added: “We will offer our entire line of legal services and consulting, with the support of professionals from Machala and the 175 people who together make up ROBALINO®”.


The new office will be managed by the firm’s partner Ernesto Weisson Hidalgo, who will be splitting his time between Guayaquil and Machala.


“It will be an honor to head up this office, which we are confident will contribute to the city’s growth. Up until now, our work in Machala has been done remotely, but the time has come to better serve our clients and the province in an ongoing and more direct manner. We have set ourselves up for the long term because we have so much to contribute to the businesses and industries of El Oro,” said Ernesto Weisson Hidalgo.


The ROBALINO® offices are located in the Professional Center Building (Avenida 25 de Junio and Avenida del Sol, in front of Paseo Shopping Machala).


ROBALINO® is one of the most prestigious professional services firms in Ecuador, a leader in providing legal and consulting services both inside and outside the country.

The experience and prestige of its team have positioned ROBALINO® Abogados as the second largest firm in Ecuador, with 80 lawyers, 40 consultants, and 175 employees in all its offices, making it the independent firm with the most offices nationwide.