Marcelo Torres is founding and managing partner of Noboa Peña & Torres Abogados, an Ecuadorian law firm with offices in Guayaquil and Quito.
He graduated from Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil’s law school in 1993; he also holds an LLM from the University of Miami and diplomas in competition law as well as business management and marketing. His professional practice focuses on M&A, commercial and corporate, arbitration, and labour and employment law, all of which he intensively practices by advising national and multinational corporations. Besides his profuse law practice, he currently sits with prominent businesspeople on several top-ranked private companies' boards of directors where he provides legal orientation to the important business matters brought to the decision table.
Mr Torres' comprehensive past experience includes the academic, as guest professor in labour law, arbitration law and business law at the two most prominent universities in Guayaquil. In the public sector he also served as adviser to the City Mayor, the Ministry of Agriculture and member of the National Securities Council.
In the arbitration field, he is not only member of the panel of arbitrators of the Inter American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC-ICDR) and the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce's Arbitration Centre, but he also presides the Advisory Council for the latter.
He speaks Spanish and English.