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Biography

Head of the firm’s capital markets and banking, and M&A practice groups. Born in Panama City, Republic of Panama on 11 November 1960. Education: Panama University (LLB, 1983); Harvard Law School (LLM, 1984); Yale Law School (LLM, 1985). Admitted to practice: Panama (1983); New York State (1985). Worked with White & Case, New York, 1985 to 1987. Director of the Panama Canal Authority (2016–2024); director of the Panama Stock Exchange (1995–2016) and Chairman (2007–2011); director of Corporación La Prensa, the largest circulation newspaper in Panama (2002–2016); director of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, a NYSE-listed company (2002–present); and Secretay (2002–2016); director of BG Investments, a securities firm affiliated with Banco General (2005–present). Memberships: New York City Bar (Secretary, Committee on Inter-American Affairs, 1986 to 1987); Panama and International Bar Associations. Languages: Spanish and English. Practice areas: banking and finance; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; securities regulation; taxation.

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