Carlos Solines

Labor Law, Social Security, Petroleum, Mercantile and Commercial Law, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Public Contracting, Municipal Law, Public Defense, Consumer Defense, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration.


(+593 2) 452 3800



Carlos Solines Coronel is one of the founding partners of the Firm.  He has been practicing law for over 40 years and has served as legislator and vice-president of the Legislative Commission of the National Congress, during which time he participated in the enactment of various transcendental laws for the country.  He has been professor of the Central and Catholic Universities of Ecuador in the city of Quito in the subjects of Constitutional, Labor, and Corporate Law.  He has been an associate judge of the Supreme Court of Justice in the areas of Labor and Social Justice, and as arbitrator of the Center of Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Construction of Quito.  He has also been recognized as one of the most important legal experts in Ecuador, standing out as a consultant and advisor in the public and private sectors, especially in the areas of Constitutional, Administrative, Social and Labor, Civil, Natural Resources, Mercantile, Commercial, Insurance, and Human Rights Law.  He has served important companies and corporations at a national and international level as the main lawyer in litigations and administrative matters.

  • 1973 Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 1973 Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 1973 Bachellor´s Degree in Social Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • Has attended courses and seminars for specialization in recognized institutions within and outside of the country in various areas of Law, Social Science, and Politics.
  • Coordinating lawyer for the Areas of Civil Law and Contracts of SOLINES & ASOCIADOS Abogados (S&A).
  • 2000 Arbitrator of the Center of Mediation of the Chamber of Construction (present).
  • 2008 President of the Civic Council of Quito (present).
  • 2004-2006 Committee Member and Vice President of the Court of Honor of the Bar Association for the period.
  • 1997-1999 Associate Judge of the President of the First Courtroom of Labor Law of the Supreme Court of  Justice.
  • 1973-1980 Legal Director of the Association of Small Industry of Pichincha.
  • 1988-1990 Vice President of the Civil, Criminal, and Fiscalization Commissions of the National Congress.
  • 1988-1990 Congressman for the Province of Pichincha in the National Congress.
  • 1980-1982 President of the Board of Directors of: INECEL, CEPE Commercialization, Geology and Mines, and INE of the Ministry of Natural Resources.
  • 1980-1982 Vice Minister of Natural Resources.
  • (1974-1976), (1978-1980), (1983-1985) Director and Vice President of the Pichincha Bar Association.
  • 1974-2000 Professor of Labor and Social legislation, Mercantile Law, Constitutional Law, Integration and Sociology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 1973 Founding partner of SOLINES & ASOCIADOS Abogados (S&A) (present).
  • (1973-1978) Professor of Ecuadorian Reality and Labor and Social Legislation of the Universidad Central del  Ecuador.
  • Labor Law and Social Security
  • Petroleum
  • Mercantile and Commercial Law
  • Civil Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Public Contracting
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Defense
  • Consumer Defense
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation and Arbitration.
  • Pichincha Bar Association CAP.