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María Rosa Fabara Vera

Position: Managing Partner
Phone: +593999721433
Categories: Competition, Compliance, Corporate, Insurances, Litigation and conflict resolution, Merger & acquisitions, Project promotion & financing, Propiedad intelectual, Public procurement & concessions, Regulatory life science

María Rosa Fabara Vera is the partner of BUSTAMANTE FABARA. With more than 25 years of experience, she provides permanent legal advice to national and foreign clients, especially in matters related to mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, corporate matters, public procurement, public-private alliances, and in the areas of economic competition and intellectual property. Ms. Fabara has extensive experience in providing legal advice to the pharmaceutical, insurance and prepaid medicine sectors, construction, infrastructure, project finance, among others.

Has an outstanding and very recognized experience in the area of Intellectual property, especially in trademarks, patents, copyrights, plant varieties, new technologies, unfair competition, especially in the litigation area.

Maria Rosa is characterized by her holistic knowledge of Ecuadorian law, with a deep understanding in the areas of her professional practice, which allows her to provide comprehensive advice to the clients of BUSTAMANTE FABARA. She is widely known for providing creative solutions, and for the design and implementation of strategies in defense of the interests of the clients of BUSTAMANTE FABARA.

Is a member of several boards of directors of private corporate groups. She is the leading attorney in the area of Intellectual Property and Competition, so she has a broader perspective in the Corporate/Commercial practice. At Legal 500 she is praised for her “great negotiating skills”.

Dr. Fabara has chaired and been a member of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian-Colombian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in several periods, and President of the Federation of Binational Chambers of Ecuador – FECABE also in several periods. She also chaired the Council of Chambers and Associations of Production of Ecuador.

  • 2003 – present: Founding Partner of BUSTAMANTE FABARA
  • 2013: Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Industrialization, Fisheries and Competitiveness and Executive Director of the Foreign Trade and Investment Council – COMEXI.
  • 1987 – 2003: Partner of Larreátegui & Fabara
  • 1984 – 1986: Director of the Administrative and Financial Department in the Vice-Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador.

Chambers & Partners  Corporate & Commercial: Band 3

Well-regarded partner María Rosa Fabara Vera is “a hard-working lawyer who is a great communicator and possesses the emotional intelligence to know how far to push in negotiations,” a client applauds. Another interviewee adds: “María Rosa Fabara Vera is a sage adviser who offers professional advice that is always focused on protecting our interests.”

Chambers & Partners Intellectual Property: Band 1

Outstanding partner María Rosa Fabara Vera benefits from a longstanding experience advising clients on trade mark cases and unfair competition mandates. “Her experience in the sector makes her a point of reference in the Ecuadorian intellectual property market,” a client attests. Another observer reports: “She is an excellent lawyer who is very ethically minded when providing advice.” María Rosa Fabara Vera is head of department.

Chambers & Partners Competition Antitrust: Band 2

Highly regarded partner María Rosa Fabara Vera is described by an interviewee as “an excellent litigator who has a wealth of experience and a strong track record in this field.” Another observer remarks: “She is extremely knowledgeable of the sector.” María Rosa Fabara Vera offers a dynamic practice advising clients on unfair competition investigations, as well as merger control procedures.

The Legal 500 Intellectual Property:

Leading Individual

The Legal 500 Dispute Resolution:

Maria Rosa Fabara provides a spectacular service. Her knowledge is the pillar of the practice, as well as her affable and effective communication style. These qualities give clients peace of mind when she is handling a case.


IFLR  Banking & Finance:

Highly Regarded


Trademark and Patent Star

  • 1992: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador: Doctor in Jurisprudence.
  • 1991: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador: Attorney at Law.
  • 1989: Pontificia Universidad Católica: Bachelor in Law.
  • 1985: Universidad de México: Personnel Management.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI)
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Licensing Executives Society Colombia/Ecuador/Peru (LES)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
  • Spanish
  • English