Carlos Andretta leads the firm’s Corporate Governance and Risk Unit.

He is recognized for his performance in corporate matters on a legal level, but also as a specialist in corporate affairs, corporate responsibility, risk and crisis management. Moreover, his career path includes diplomatic service, trade-union representation and public service.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Compliance
  • Risks management
  • Crisis management


  • Law degree at the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo; Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Master’s degree in International Law and International Relations; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Various training courses at the University of Cambridge, UK; IE Business School, Spain; INCAE Business School, Costa Rica; IDE Business School, Guayaquil, Ecuador


Academic experience

  • Professor of Public International Law, Diplomatic Law and International Organizations. Universidad del Pacífico
  • Professor of Alternate Methods for Dispute Resolution. Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian

Career Path

  • Partner / director. Corporate & Public Affairs Center CorpAffairs. Guayaquil-Ecuador 2013-2018
  • Corporate Affairs Director. Cervecería Nacional S.A (SABMiller) 2008-2013
  • Partner. Andretta & Asociados, abogados. 2004-2008
  • Vice-Consul of Ecuador. Madrid. 2002-2004


Trade-union activities

  • Director to the Guayaquil Chamber of Industries. 2013-2019
  • President to the Corporate Responsibility Commission of the Guayaquil Chamber of Industries. 2015-2017
  • President to the Ecuadorian Council of Corporate Social Responsibility CERES. 2009-2010
  • Arbitrator to the Center of Arbitration and Conciliation of the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce. 2006-2008