Santiago Solines Moreno

Corporate and Business Law, Energy Law, Government Procurement Law and Municipal Law.


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 Santiago Solines

Santiago Solines Moreno is a partner at Solines & Asociados Abogados and coordinator of the firm’s Corporate Law and M&A Department, as well as its Energy Law Department.

He has a master’s degree in Political Communication and Governance from The George Washington University (GWU), a Master’s in Energy Law and Business from the Villanueva University (attached to the U Complutense de Madrid), in addition to having studied a Master’s degree in Government and Public Administration from the Menéndez Pelayo International University and the Ortega & Gasset University Institute.

In Ecuador, he has completed postgraduate studies in Good Corporate Government, Governance at the IDE Business School (School of Government), open courses in Urban Planning at FLACSO, and completed the training course for mediators of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito CCO, in addition to currently studying the Higher Education Program in International Arbitration at the Royal University Institute of European Studies CEU, CIAMEN and CIArb.

In his professional life, he has specialized in different areas of law, including energy, corporate, trade, compliance, and negotiation, with a wide range of experience in some of the country’s most emblematic mergers and acquisitions (M&A); as well as in creating holdings, consortia, and other types of conglomerates and associations, in addition to promoting online legal products to support ventures and start-ups. As to international collaborations, since 2013 he has been one of the Ecuadorian experts collaborating on the “Rule of Law Index” annual report, part of the World Justice Project (WJP), an indicator for the Transparency International annual report. He has also collaborated as foreign lawyer at the Head of International Energy Affairs at the National Commission for Markets and Competition CNMC in Madrid, Spain.

Turning to national and international organizations, in recent years he has presided the World Compliance Association (WCA) Ecuador Chapter, is Vice President and Director of the Ecuadorian Canadian Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the World Law Foundation board of directors (WLF) and is part of the World Jurist Association (WJA).

In the political sphere, he has held important public positions in the Ministry of Government (Vice Minister of Government and Advisor to the Minister of Government.)

  • 2022 Higher Course in International Arbitration by the Royal University Institute of European Studies (CEU), the International Center for Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation (CIAMEN) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) of London; (currently underway).
  • 2021 Mediators Training Workshop (all levels) Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito.
  • 2015-2017 Master of Political Communication and Governance, The Graduate School of Political Management, The George Washington University (GWU); Washington DC-United States of America.
  • 2015-2016 Master’s Degree in Business and Energy Law, Villanueva University (attached to the Complutense University of Madrid), and Cremades & Calvo Sotelo, (Cremades & Calvo Sotelo Fellow); Madrid, Spain.
  • 2014-2015 Master’s Degree in Government and Public Administration, GOBERNA School of Politics and High-Level Government, Ortega & Gasset University Institute (IUOG) and Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), (Ortega & Gasset Foundation Scholar); Madrid-Spain, (Academic year completed, final TFM papers pending on “Electronic Voting in Ecuador”).
  • 2010-2011 Open Course (Diploma) “City Planning and Government” Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences FLACSO; Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2009 Postgraduate Program (Diploma) Governance and Political Leadership, School of Government, IDE Business School, (Leaders to Govern Corporation Scholar); Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2006 Law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (P.U.C.E), Quito, Ecuador (Business profile).
  • 2006 B.A. in Legal Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (P.U.C.E), Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2004-2005 Open Course (Diploma) Public Procurement Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (P.U.C.E), Quito, Ecuador
  • 1999 High School Graduation, graduated from SEK International School, Quito, Ecuador.


  • 2010 4th Workshop on Political Management of Change Projects “New Public Management Tools”; The Graduate School of Political Management; George Washington University; Washington DC, United States of America.
  • 2009 Seminar “Government and Public Policies”; Faculty of Government; Development University; Santiago de Chile, Chile.
  • 2020 President of the World Compliance Association (WCA) Ecuador chapter (to date)
  • 2020 Member and Trustee of the Law Foundation (LF) (to date)
  • 2019 Principal Director of the Canadian Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce (CCEC) (to date)
  • 2019 Second Vice President of the Canadian Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce (CCEC) (to date)
  • 2018 Founding member of the World Compliance Association, Ecuador chapter (WCA) (to date)
  • 2018 Coordinating Attorney of the Energy Department at SOLINES & ASOCIADOS Abogados (S&A); (to date)
  • 2018 President of the Energy Committee of the Canadian Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce (CCEC) (to date)
  • 2016 Collaborator (Foreign Lawyer), Presidency (Head of International Energy Affairs), National Commission of Markets and Competition CNMC; Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016 Collaborator (Foreign Lawyer), Directorate of Energy (Energy-derived Markets), National Commission of Markets and Competition CNMC; Madrid, Spain.
  • 2012 Expert contributor to the World Justice Project (WJP), WJP Rule of Law Index. Indicator considered for the International Transparency Report (to date).
  • 2008 Partner, SOLINES & ASOCIADOS Abogados S&A; Quito, Ecuador (to date)
  • 2008 Coordinating Attorney of the following Departments: Corporate M&A, Public Procurement, at SOLINES & ASOCIADOS Abogados A&S; Quito, Ecuador (to date)
  • 2007 Senior Associate Lawyer, SOLINES & ASOCIADOS Abogados S&A.
  • 2006 Undersecretary (Vice Minister) of the Ministry of Government, in the administration of President Dr. Alfredo Palacio; Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2006 Advisor to the Minister of Government Dr. Antonio Andretta, Government of President Dr. Alfredo Palace; Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2006 Junior Lawyer, Solines Legal Associates.
  • 2004 Legal Assistant, Solines Legal Associates.
  • 2001 Teaching Assistant, the subject of Corporate Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (P.U.C.E); Quito, Ecuador.
  • 1999 Archive assistant, classifying archive documents, Solines Legal Associates.
  • Corporate and Commercial Law.
  • Energy Law in Non-renewable Natural Resources.
  • Compliance.
  • Negotiation.
  • Public Procurement Law.
  • World Compliance Association (WCA)
  • Ecuadorian Canadian Chamber of Commerce CCEC
  • Euro – Latam Lex (ELLEX)
  • Pichincha Bar Association (CAP)
  • Executive Forum
  • World Law Foundation WLF