Santillán has found that in the Ecuadorian legal market the firm is seen as supporting its clients in a way that goes above and beyond merely legal matters, moving into areas of strategy, necessary efforts, and important side of business by really understanding and getting to know each of its clients’ companies. This insight is what has challenged us to become a Firm of Business Advisors, with multi-disciplinary professional support geared to meet the market.

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Santillán is a firm made up of attorneys and business advisors in Ecuador, with over 30 years of experience providing legal counsel to domestic and international large and medium-sized businesses. The firm has a team of top-level attorneys and advisors with many years of experience and expertise who work to make your business more competitive.

Santillán provides your company with security, value, and competitiveness, so that you can run your operations with peace of mind.

Santillán is a cutting-edge firm with a business focus that is ahead of the curve.


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Francisco Santillán

Founding Partner

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Monserrat Barba

Senior Associate

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José María Morán


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Heather Hayes

Senior Associate

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Valeria Lucero

Junior Lawyer

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Lucía Guevara

Senior assistant


The ability to identify ourselves, perceive, and understand what another person experiences in a given circumstance, has allowed Santillán Abogados to develop an environment of social proximity that, going beyond technical and professional parameters, generates a real connection with the people who make up our workplace, but also strengthens professional, family and friendship ties. Santillán Abogados is deeply committed to working alongside our clientsm, not only to make money, but also to generate a social cohesion in the aspects of daily life.