ECIJA GPA is recognized by prestigious international legal classification and research directories, offering legal services in all áreas of law. ECIJA GPA has more than 20 years of experience and has positioned itself as one of the best multidisciplinary and independent law firms in the Ecuadorian market. It has a qualified team of 40 lawyers in Quito and Guayaquil, with experience in various areas of law: public, private, national and international. As a policy, our professionals constantly and rigorously update their knowledge, which allows them to respond in a timely and appropriate manner to specific needs, acting with the required competence in various fields of law.

In Ecuador, the Constitution recognized privacy as a fundamental right. The legislative branch is working on a data protection draft legislation that will set and important precedent in the country. Our team has been involved in all the discussions of said draft, meaning it is updated and has all the Know – How for comprehensive quality advice on this matter. Furthermore, in Spain, ECIJA is a benchmark in legal advice on data protection and privacy, not only at a practical level but also at a theoretical level.


Av. 12 de Octubre, N26-97 y Lincoln, Ed. Torre 1492, 170516.
Piso 10 Oficina 1005.
Quito – Ecuador

Av. Numa Pompillo Llona s/n, Puerto Santa Ana.
Edificio The Point, Piso 8, oficina 806.
Guayaquil – Ecuador




Christian Espinosa Velarde

Christian Espinosa Velarde is a partner of ECIJA Ecuador for TMT, Privacy and Data Protection with more than 7 years of experience in new technologies law, e-government, cybersecurity, personal data protection and in advising the Ecuadorian government, as well as national and international companies in these areas. Christian has experience in leading government projects on information governance and personal data protection for government entities and private companies.

He holds a degree in law from the Universidad de las Américas, Master in Cybersecurity Law and the Digital Environment from the Universidad de León and Diploma in Human Right to Privacy and Personal Data Protection from the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.

Christian is a member of the Ecuadorian Cybersecurity Association, the Ecuadorian Association of Personal Data Protection and the EDI Network. National Coordinator of the Ibero-American Observatory of Personal Data Protection.

What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.