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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution — Panama


Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stellar firm continuing to receive widespread acclaim for its outstanding disputes practice. Regularly sought out by clients to handle diverse litigation and arbitration matters. Involvement spans acting as local counsel in the context of international arbitration claims, class actions, and individual civil cases, also enjoying experience in handling insurance disputes. Boasts a diverse multinational client roster composed of prestigious players from the construction, pharmaceutical and banking industries.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for their service, with one client noting: "Their service is characterised by their dedication and effective communication, both of which stem from a relationship built on reliability and client satisfaction."

Another client goes on to state: "They provide excellent client service."

Work highlight Acting as local counsel to Grupos Unidos por el Canal on several claims relating to the design and construction of lack gates for the Panama Canal, including representation in an ICC arbitration worth USD300 million.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Jorge Federico Lee enjoys more than 30 years of experience acting for clients on contentious cases within the Panamanian legal market. He continues to be regarded as an esteemed figure in the field by peers.

Partner Alejandro Ferrer leads the contentious practice and offers technical expertise in a range of mandates, with a particular focus on construction disputes related to the Panama Canal and corollary insurance issues. He continues to earn plaudits from interviewees, who highlight his profound experience handling complex litigation and arbitration cases.

Associate-to-watch Eduardo Gomez benefits from expertise in handling complex disputes primarily related to the banking, construction and pharmaceutical sectors. He continues to garner praise from sources, one of whom states: "He manages to find solutions to our legal problems."

About the Team (content provided by Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee)

Our dispute resolution practice is best known for handling our clients’ most important, complex and novel disputes. Alcogal’s team of seasoned trial lawyers and arbitration specialists advise clients on matters of administrative proceedings before public agencies, Supreme Court litigation, civil and business litigation, appellate litigation, antitrust, banking and financial services litigation, international arbitration, labor and immigration disputes, mediation, telecommunications litigation, among others.

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Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Pre-eminent dispute resolution department regularly advising prestigious clients from the local and international markets. Involved in a range of complex cases, including both civil and administrative claims. Also offers expertise in cross-border disputes regarding labour and employment, tax and IP issues. Team also remains active acting as arbitrators in cases before the Conciliation and Arbitration Centre of the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Boasts an impressive and diverse client roster comprising key players in the aviation, hospitality and banking industries.

Strengths The firm is consistently regarded by peers as a leading name in the market, with interviewees regarding it as "one of the most important firms in the country."

A peer goes on to say that "they have a great litigation department."

Work highlight Represented Editora Panamá América in a defamation claim brought against the client by a former president of the Supreme Court of Panama, with initial damages sought totalling USD20 million.

Notable practitioners

Seasoned practitioner Octavio Amat benefits from over 40 years of experience in disputes cases for local and international clients. He possesses technical expertise in contentious civil and administrative issues. He also boasts past experience as a judge.

Partner Fernando Arias acts as head of the litigation and arbitration department. His practice spans civil matters and administrative cases. He continues to earn praise from sources, with one peer highlighting his strong capabilities in this field.

Partner Juan Fernando Corro remains well regarded by sources for his capabilities in this field. He benefits from a diverse practice, encompassing commercial and administrative disputes, as well as defending employers in labour litigation.

Up-and-coming partner Claudio De Castro earns plaudits from commentators, one of whom describes him as "a very capable lawyer." He is involved across litigation and international arbitration, having handled issues in this field in London, Paris and Vienna.

About the Team (content provided by Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega)

ARIFA litigation team members have been especially active serving as consultant, team coordinator or leading counsel in multi-jurisdiction disputes involving, among others, sectors as diverse as construction, bankruptcy, oil, aviation, and government contracts.

Legal team leading multijurisdictional cases in Panama

The firm has built a specialized practice on complex cross-border dispute resolution, representing foreign companies facing complex arbitration or litigation proceedings in Panama, or involved in multijurisdictional disputes. Our team works together directly with foreign clients or their foreign counsel to create a global strategy to successfully succeed in all jurisdictions involved in the dispute, including Panama.

We are a strong arbitration team in Panama with a significant growth in arbitration cases.

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Galindo, Arias & López - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected dispute resolution practice acting across the full spectrum of mandates, including administrative and civil litigation, particularly in respect of contentious construction cases. Benefits from a notable focus on contentious regulatory matters related to the energy and oil sectors. Routinely sought out by prestigious domestic and international clients hailing from the energy, architecture and transportation sectors for its solid experience in cross-border disputes, particularly those arising in Europe and the US.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the firm's service, with one noting: "They demonstrate a perfect understanding of the legal issues at stake and they can anticipate the opposing counsel's responses. It is a firm on which you can really rely."

Work highlight Advised The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on several claims regarding the ownership of an island within the Coibita National Park. The matter was valued at USD10 million.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Tomás Humberto Herrera Díaz enjoys a wealth of experience in the Panamanian disputes arena. His prestige in this area continues to be recognised by market sources. He is also recognised for his role as a founding member of the Panama chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Pre-eminent head of department Diego Alonso de la Guardia Porras continues to receive praise from clients, who value his dedication. He boasts a broad practice, spanning complex litigation and arbitration arising in a range of sectors including transport infrastructure and oil and gas. He is regularly instructed by prestigious multinational clients, and recently advised The Smithsonian Institute on its USD10 million real estate dispute in respect of Coibita National Park.

Clients say that Selva Del Carmen Quintero Marrone "is exhaustive in her search for information and she also offers a pragmatic understanding of disputes. She is always available even during holidays and always looks for an alternative solution to get the best result." Quintero advises regional companies from the energy, transportation and construction sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Galindo, Arias & López)

Galindo, Arias & López’ Dispute Resolution department receives national praise and recognition for the following reasons:

  • The Department is the largest dispute resolution team in Panama. Some of the members of the team include past judges from the Supreme Court of Justice, Doctors of Laws, award-winning attorneys, writers of the Panamanian Administrative and Constitutional codes, and the brightest team of young lawyers (all graduating from their law classes with the best records)
  • They handle the most complex matters. The cases handled by Galindo, Arias & Lopez usually define precedents at the Supreme Court of Justice level. These matters cover several jurisdictions: civil, constitutional, administrative, and labour law.
  • The team has specialized in important cases handled by the Third Chamber of Supreme Court, which is in control of legal matters with high standard cases for the country, and including multi-million claims against the government.
  • Recently, two of GALA’s team members were appointed by the President of Panama to be part of the commission in charge of codifying improvements to current Panamanian law, including, the Constitutional Procedural Code and the Administrative Procedural Code.

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Morgan & Morgan - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong practice often acting as counsel to clients before courts and governmental agencies. Advises on a full range of contentious mandates relating to an assortment of sectors including transportation, financial services and telecommunications. Advises a significant local and international clientele pertaining to the banking, insurance and energy sectors.

Strengths One client commends the firm's approach, noting: "The service is excellent; they are highly skilled, effective lawyers and we can depend on their advice."

Work highlight Assisted the government of the Republic of Panama with an arbitration claim initiated by the Guatemalan government in response to the client's cancellation of fruit juice import licences required by the Guatemalan authorities.

Notable practitioners

Seasoned practitioner Simon Tejeira continues to receive commendations from peers for his extensive expertise. Sources praise his experience, with one interviewee describing him as "a mastermind." His prestigious career also includes time spent as part of the judiciary.

Practice head Jose Carrizo benefits from over 20 years' experience in disputes. He frequently handles civil litigation matters for domestic clients, also offering experience as counsel to international companies in arbitration proceedings. A client says: "He is a great lawyer whose advice I trust implicitly."

Up-and-coming partner Luis Vallarino continues to earn plaudits from both peers and clients for his litigation expertise. One market source describes him as "a very methodical lawyer," whilst another highlights his activity in disputes.

About the Team (content provided by Morgan & Morgan)

Morgan & Morgan has a strong reputation in all types of litigation and arbitration processes involving Panamanian law before the various jurisdictional bodies of the Republic of Panama: Civil Courts, Maritime Courts, Labor Tribunals, Administrative agencies, Private Arbitration, and Criminal Courts.

Our practice is best known for handling complex disputes and some of the landmark cases in Panama regarding civil, administrative, banking, insurance, corporate and commercial matters. We undertake judicial businesses of great import relating litigation for more than thousands of proceedings.

We constantly engage in judicial actions on behalf of law firms from around the world, asking us to obtain local legal solutions on controversies outside the Panamanian jurisdiction.
Additionally, in order to meet very specific needs of some of our clients from the banking and financial sector, we have established a section for the collection of unpaid high-risk credits.

Furthermore, our team has substantial experience in arbitration processes both domestic and international. We have duly certified lawyers to serve as arbitrators, mediators and conciliators in arbitration proceedings both locally and internationally.

We represent multinational corporations, banks, financial entities, governmental entities and well-known private companies.

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Infante & Pérez Almillano - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid department frequently representing a varied domestic and international clientele in civil actions. Team remains involved in a range of litigation and arbitration matters, particularly those affecting the real estate and banking sectors such as the execution of guarantees and insurance claims, with additional expertise in fraud actions.

Strengths The team garners strong recognition from clients, who enthuse: "They have a lot of prestige in Panama and they are always available for us 24 hours a day. They return your calls very quickly and know how to deal with urgent matters."

Notable practitioners

Sources express appreciation for department co-head Héctor Enrique Vidal Delgado, commenting: "He has tremendous and in-depth knowledge of the law." They go on to state that "he is available 24/7 and is there to handle urgent work when needed."

About the Team (content provided by Infante & Pérez Almillano)

Infante & Perez Almillano provides legal assistance in the most complicated proceedings in an aggressive manner by monitoring on a daily basis the development of the judicial issues that may arise and taking immediate and effective action.

Our Dispute Resolution team is formed by experienced litigators and arbitrators. Partner Hector E. Infante, is recognized as one of the most prominent and highly regarded litigation attorneys in Panama for his success in representing clients in complex Commercial and Civil Disputes.

Partner Hector Vidal, is the coordinating attorney of the Judicial Department of IPAL, and is recognized as a top-notch negotiator in charge of the strategy of each case the firm undertakes in the different judicial instances, along with the entire team of the department. He also is a well-known professor of Political Sciences and Human Rights courses at Columbus University (Panama).

Attorney Jorge Nuñez, has been part of our judiciary system serving as Civil Municipal Auxiliary Judge, Municipal Family Judge, Judge of the Civil Circuit, and Magistrate Assistant in the First Civil Superior Court, as well as law professors for recognized law schools in addition to frequently serve as speakers in litigation and/or arbitration conferences. 

Attorney Laurentino Arjona, is recognized as a prominent arbitration practitioner, serving both as counsel and as arbitrator in domestic disputes.

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LOVILL LatamLex - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy disputes practice benefiting from experience in civil and criminal matters. Works with a variety of local and international clients, and frequently acts as counsel to prestigious banking institutions and government bodies. Also possesses significant expertise in arbitration, particularly in claims arising from the construction sector.

Strengths Clients say: "They are highly skilled, intelligent and creative when it comes to defending their clients. They look for innovative solutions to serve the client."

Notable practitioners

Practice head Cristina López is strongly endorsed by clients, who describe her as "intelligent, dedicated and diligent," adding: "She has an ample knowledge of the law and is both clear and succinct when advising." She is highly active in litigation and offers notable expertise in bankruptcy disputes and asset recovery claims. She is additionally active in arbitration matters.

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Mizrachi, Davarro & Urriola - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic dispute resolution team sought out by clients for a variety of mandates such as asset recovery and bankruptcy. Team also enjoys technical prowess in administrative litigation and labour claims. Active in matters affecting clients across the financial services, transportation and healthcare spaces.

Strengths Interviewees praise the team's capabilities, highlighting the able litigators that make up the department.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner David Mizrachi Fidanque continues to be held in high esteem by market observers, one of whom comments: "He is a great lawyer who is completely fluent in English and remarkably comfortable with US law and its procedures. It is a joy to work with him." He acts as Panamanian co-counsel in various commercial arbitrations before the American Association of Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Founding partner Miguel Urriola handles a variety of contentious matters, offering notable expertise in labour and consumer protection disputes. He has been designated as an arbitrator in various panels before the Panama Centre for Arbitration and Conciliation.

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Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez - Dispute Resolution Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active practice with expertise in both arbitration and litigation. Regularly retained to represent clients in civil claims, specifically those pertaining to damages claims resulting from breaches of contract. Clients hail from a range of sectors including telecommunications, energy and insurance.

Strengths A peer notes: "They have a great reputation and very seasoned lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Partner Narciso Arellano Moreno continues to earn plaudits from sources for his strong capabilities in the Panamanian disputes arena. A market commentator enthuses: "He is an excellent lawyer and arbitrator who has a great understanding of disputes."

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Arias, Aleman & Mora - Dispute Resolution Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Key practice involved in litigation mandates within the Panamanian disputes arena. Frequently acts as counsel to significant clients from the financial sector. Also known for its technical expertise in complex arbitration matters at the local and international levels.

Strengths A client enthuses: "They provide solid response times."

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent partner Jaime Mora is highly endorsed by interviewees, who highlight his profound analysis of cases and describe him as "a really good litigator." He boasts experience handling a range of litigation and arbitration mandates, often on behalf of a selection of prestigious corporate and financial clients.

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FABREGA MOLINO - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy disputes team with a particular focus on civil claims relating to the execution of guarantees. Sought out by significant local and international players often hailing from the banking and insurance industries.

Strengths The firm is well regarded by clients, who report: "They instil confidence in their clients to maintain strong relationships with them."

Notable practitioners

Esteemed partner Jorge Molina Mendoza co-heads the arbitration and litigation department. He continues to be revered by clients, one of whom describes him as "professional, highly able and thorough." He boasts over 26 years' experience in the Panamanian dispute resolution arena, handling complex contentious matters and enjoys notable technical expertise in civil claims brought by banks and insurance companies.

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Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán - Dispute Resolution Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded department focusing on arbitration mandates arising in the construction industry. Also offers solid expertise in administrative law disputes, as well as labour claims.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm handles matters with professionalism and their strong team helps us to understand the steps we have to follow in disputes."

Work highlight Represented a construction company in an arbitration against a local contractor.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Marisol Ellis is recognised as a highly active individual in the field, and earns plaudits from peers for her strong capabilities in handling contentious matters. One client describes her work as "professional and accurate."

About the Team (content provided by Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán)

ICAZA, GONZALEZ-RUIZ & ALEMAN has one of the leading litigation practices and partners, associates and support personnel with wide experience and highly specialized.

Our multilingual personnel works closely with the client to identify all the points of interest, to select the most favorable actions and deliver a high quality efficient service. We ensure to take the best course of action for the achievement of the desired result.

Accustomed to handle complex cases, our attorneys besides having a high rating, they annually comply with strict updating programs.


IP LITIGATION 
Our IP team assists the clients in the prosecution and defense of their IP Rights, from creation, or acquisition, filing or registration, onwards to management, licensing agreements and infringement, through to enforcement by a range of litigation procedures in both Civil and Criminal Courts.

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Patton Moreno & Asvat - Dispute Resolution Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Possesses expertise in civil litigation and commercial arbitration, serving a clientele composed of notable construction and energy companies.

Notable practitioners

The key client contact is Khatiya Asvat.

About the Team (content provided by Patton Moreno & Asvat)

Patton, Moreno & Asvat is one of the top 5 complex-litigation firms in Panama. Headed by Ebrahim Asvat, the department manages high complexity level cases for local and international clients, focusing more in handling cases of “substance” than volume

The team has a pragmatic, straightforward approach to dealing with complex cases, are highly responsive, ready to implement out of the box solutions, and take strong measures in the course of litigation to protect their clients’ interests. They also have ample experience in cross border litigation and international arbitration, and dealing with international firms and clients. The team is used to catering and delivering to the fast paced, multiple-time zone influenced requirements of its clients.  

Commercial and Civil Litigation
Maritime Litigation
National and International Arbitration

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Senior Statesperson

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Octavio Amat benefits from over 40 years of experience in disputes cases for local and international clients. He possesses technical expertise in contentious civil and administrative issues. He also boasts past experience as a judge.

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Senior Statesperson

Tomás Humberto Herrera Díaz

Galindo, Arias & López

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Tomás Humberto Herrera Díaz enjoys a wealth of experience in the Panamanian disputes arena. His prestige in this area continues to be recognised by market sources. He is also recognised for his role as a founding member of the Panama chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce.

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Senior Statesperson

Jorge Federico Lee

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Jorge Federico Lee enjoys more than 30 years of experience acting for clients on contentious cases within the Panamanian legal market. He continues to be regarded as an esteemed figure in the field by peers.

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Senior Statesperson

Morgan & Morgan

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Simon Tejeira continues to receive commendations from peers for his extensive expertise. Sources praise his experience, with one interviewee describing him as "a mastermind." His prestigious career also includes time spent as part of the judiciary.

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Diego Alonso de la Guardia Porras

Galindo, Arias & López

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pre-eminent head of department Diego Alonso de la Guardia Porras continues to receive praise from clients, who value his dedication. He boasts a broad practice, spanning complex litigation and arbitration arising in a range of sectors including transport infrastructure and oil and gas. He is regularly instructed by prestigious multinational clients, and recently advised The Smithsonian Institute on its USD10 million real estate dispute in respect of Coibita National Park.

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Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alejandro Ferrer leads the contentious practice and offers technical expertise in a range of mandates, with a particular focus on construction disputes related to the Panama Canal and corollary insurance issues. He continues to earn plaudits from interviewees, who highlight his profound experience handling complex litigation and arbitration cases.

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Jorge Molina Mendoza

FABREGA MOLINO

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed partner Jorge Molina Mendoza co-heads the arbitration and litigation department. He continues to be revered by clients, one of whom describes him as "professional, highly able and  thorough." He boasts over 26 years' experience in the Panamanian dispute resolution arena, handling complex contentious matters and enjoys notable technical expertise in civil claims brought by banks and insurance companies.

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Arias, Aleman & Mora

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pre-eminent partner Jaime Mora is highly endorsed by interviewees, who highlight his profound analysis of cases and describe him as "a really good litigator." He boasts experience handling a range of litigation and arbitration mandates, often on behalf of a selection of prestigious corporate and financial clients.

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LOVILL LatamLex

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Cristina López is strongly endorsed by clients, who describe her as "intelligent, dedicated and diligent," adding: "She has an ample knowledge of the law and is both clear and succinct when advising." She is highly active in litigation and offers notable expertise in bankruptcy disputes and asset recovery claims. She is additionally active in arbitration matters.

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David M Mizrachi Fidanque

Mizrachi, Davarro & Urriola

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner David Mizrachi Fidanque continues to be held in high esteem by market observers, one of whom comments: "He is a great lawyer who is completely fluent in English and remarkably comfortable with US law and its procedures. It is a joy to work with him." He acts as Panamanian co-counsel in various commercial arbitrations before the American Association of Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce.

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Band 3

Narciso Arellano Moreno

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Narciso Arellano Moreno continues to earn plaudits from sources for his strong capabilities in the Panamanian disputes arena. A market commentator enthuses: "He is an excellent lawyer and arbitrator who has a great understanding of disputes."

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Band 3

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando Arias acts as head of the litigation and arbitration department. His practice spans civil matters and administrative cases. He continues to earn praise from sources, with one peer highlighting his strong capabilities in this field.

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Band 3

Selva Del Carmen Quintero Marrone

Galindo, Arias & López

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients say that Selva Del Carmen Quintero Marrone"is exhaustive in her search for information and she also offers a pragmatic understanding of disputes. She is always available even during holidays and always looks for an alternative solution to get the best result." Quintero advises regional companies from the energy, transportation and construction sectors.

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Band 4

Britton & Iglesias - BRIG

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees are full of praise for Eric Britton of Britton & Iglesias - BRIG, lauding his skills in the field of dispute resolution. Clients describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is diligent, highly skilled and reliable."

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Morgan & Morgan

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Jose Carrizo benefits from over 20 years' experience in disputes. He frequently handles civil litigation matters for domestic clients, also offering experience as counsel to international companies in arbitration proceedings. A client says: "He is a great lawyer whose advice I trust implicitly."

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Band 4

Juan Fernando Corro

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Fernando Corro remains well regarded by sources for his capabilities in this field. He benefits from a diverse practice, encompassing commercial and administrative disputes, as well as defending employers in labour litigation.

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Evans Gonzalez Moreno & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Evans Gonzalez of Evans Gonzalez Moreno & Asociados receives endorsements from clients and peers alike. He is considered by clients to be "a very detail-oriented lawyer who can get things done." His practice focuses on civil litigation.

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Esteban López Moreno

Katz & Lopez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources continue to be impressed by Esteban López Moreno of Katz & Lopez. Peers highlight his expertise in arbitration, whilst other interviewees identify him as "a distinguished arbitrator."

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Mizrachi, Davarro & Urriola

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Miguel Urriola handles a variety of contentious matters, offering notable expertise in labour and consumer protection disputes. He has been designated as an arbitrator in various panels before the Panama Centre for Arbitration and Conciliation.

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Band 4

Héctor Enrique Vidal Delgado

Infante & Pérez Almillano

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources express appreciation for department co-head Héctor Enrique Vidal Delgado, commenting: "He has tremendous and in-depth knowledge of the law." They go on to state that "he is available 24/7 and is there to handle urgent work when needed."

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Up and Coming

Dentons Muñoz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Fernando Aued of Dentons Muñoz heads the firm's litigation practice. He offers expertise in civil litigation and commercial arbitration. Clients commend his technical capabilities and deem him "a reliable and diligent lawyer."

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Up and Coming

Claudio De Castro

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Claudio De Castro earns plaudits from commentators, one of whom describes him as "a very capable lawyer." He is involved across litigation and international arbitration, having handled issues in this field in London, Paris and Vienna.

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Up and Coming

Morgan & Morgan

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Luis Vallarino continues to earn plaudits from both peers and clients for his litigation expertise. One market source describes him as "a very methodical lawyer," whilst another highlights his activity in disputes.

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Associates to watch

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Marisol Ellis is recognised as a highly active individual in the field, and earns plaudits from peers for her strong capabilities in handling contentious matters. One client describes her work as "professional and accurate."

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Associates to watch

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Eduardo Gomez benefits from expertise in handling complex disputes primarily related to the banking, construction and pharmaceutical sectors. He continues to garner praise from sources, one of whom states: "He manages to find solutions to our legal problems."

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