Diego Ramírez

Areas of Legal Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial
  • Competition
  • Foreign Investment
  • Structured Financing


  • 2005 – present: FABARA & COMPAÑIA ABOGADOS. Partner.
  • March to September 2006: Inter-American Development Bank. Consultant for the Foreign Trade Support and Management Program.
  • November 2004 – June 2005: Ministry of Industries, Trade, Integration, Fisheries and Competitiveness (MICIP). Undersecretary of Organizational Development.
  • February 2003 – October 2004: MICIP. General Advisor.
  • December 2001 – January 2003: Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chief of Staff.
  • July 1997 – November 2001: Embassy of Ecuador in Washington. Economic Attaché.
  • 1996 – 1997: Embassy of Ecuador in Bogotá. Cultural Attaché.
  • 1986 – 1995: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • 1999-2000: Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Master in International Public Policy, Commerce, Finance and Investments.
  • 1998: Georgetown University, Advanced Training Course / Joint Program of the WTO, OAS. Multilateral and Regional Trade Negotiations.
  • 1994: Deutsche Stiftung fur internationale Entwicklung- Berlin. Entwicklungsdiplomatie, international relations.
  • 1992-1993: Diplomatic Academy Antonio J. Quevedo. Foreign service and international relations program.
  • 1993: Pontificia Universidad Católica. Doctor in Jurisprudence.
  • 1985-1990: Pontificia Universidad Católica. Licensed and Lawyer.
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French (Advanced Intermediate)
  • German (Basic intermediate)

Diego Ramírez Mesechas a broad international perspective, developed through his academic background (postgraduate studies in the United States in international relations – finance and trade), professional training (at the Diplomatic Academy) and work experience (as a member of the Foreign Service and advising international clients on cross-border transactions).

He combines legal reasoning with economic analysis to gain a broad understanding of financial transactions.
He also has experience as a former trade negotiator for Ecuador, which is a leverage in international trade cases (specifically in relation to trade policy, WTO or international rules).

Diego has advised foreign lenders to the Republic of Ecuador on several transactions for a combined total of more than $10,000 million, with an expected total of $18,000 million, once all operations are closed.

Previous experience in the area: Diego worked as Senior Advisor and Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Industries and Competitiveness from 2003 to 2005, and as Economic Attaché in the Embassy of Ecuador in Washington DC from 1996 to 2001.
He is the number 1 of only 5 Leaders nominated by Legal 500 in this area. He is also recognized as Leading Lawyer in the IFLR 1000 for his great prestige.

Work experience:
 15 years.