Partner Profile

Alejandro Ferrer

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee


LL 250


Position: Partner (1998). Areas of practice include arbitration, business law, antitrust, energy law, international trade, litigation, mining law, general practice, oil law, ports law and telecommunications law.

Career: Minister of commerce and industries (2004–2008); Alternate Justice of the Third Superior Court of Appeal of the First Judicial District of Panama (2001–2004); partner, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (1998–present); international trade counsellor, Embassy of Panama to the United States (1995–1996); Ambassador of Panama to the World Trade Organization (1994–1995); Deputy Permanent Ambassador of Panama to United Nations and other international organisations (1994–1995); joint permanent representative, special mission to the GATT (1993–1994); legal counsellor of the Commission of Accession of Panama to GATT (1993); associate, Alfaro, Ferrer, Ramírez & Alemán (1989–1996). Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama (2019–2020).

Languages: Spanish, English and French.

Member, roster of panellists for Dispute Settlement under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (US-CAFTA DR FTA) (2011); member, Foreign Relations Committee (1996–1999; 2008–2009); member, Presidential Commission against Money Laundering (1998–1999); presidential adviser (ad honorem); Forum of Young Global Leaders (World Economic Forum); president of the board of directors, Amador Foundation – Biodiversity Museum (2006–2013); Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI) fellow; board of directors, IES Honorary Business Representative for IE Singapore (in Panama) (2008 to present).

Education: University of Michigan, SJD (2000); University of Michigan, LLM (1992); Fulbright scholar (1991–1992); Universidad Santa María La Antigua, LLB (1990).

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