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Javier Yap Endara

Javier Yap Endara

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Joined the firm in 2014

Member of the firm’s pro bono and CSR committee

Mr Yap Endara regularly advises clients on M&A transactions, having recently participated in the sales of Cable Onda (main telecom provider), Grupo Rey (leading supermarket chain), Assicurazioni Generali (Panama Branch) (local leading insurer), Suzuki distribution and Bonlac (leading beverage company). He regularly advises United Airlines as creditor to Avianca’s majority shareholder. He has also participated in the financing of major infrastructure works, including local ports, airports and a subway.

Mr Yap Endara has been actively engaged in the development of the new FinTech industry in Panama, as technology is redefining the financial services sector worldwide.

He has been an adjunct professor of banking law at the Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua and has lectured at the University of Panama. Prior to joining the firm, Mr Yap Endara worked as a pupil at barrister chambers in London. Mr Yap Endara has a bachelor of laws from Santa Maria La Antigua University, an LLM from University of Cambridge and a master’s in public policy from Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.