Senior partner. Member of the firm’s executive committee. Born in Panama City, Republic of Panama on 19 January 1950. Education: Georgetown University (BA, 1972); Louisiana State University (JD, 1975). Admitted to practice: Panama (1976). Ad hoc member of the drafting committee of Panama’s Code of Maritime Procedure and amendments 1982 and 1986; delegate to the UN’s Conference on Conditions for Registration of Ships from 1984 to 1985; participant Committee Bareboat Charter Registry ICC, Commission of Sea Transport, 1987; president of Panama’s Maritime Law Association 1989 to 1990; member of the legal committees of presidential commissions that prepared constitutional amendments (Title XIV) on the Panama Canal and the Panama Canal Authority Organic Law, from 1992 to 1997. Lecturer on ship finance, maritime graduate programme at Santa María La Antigua University in 1994. Member of the board of directors of Interlaw, from 1999 to 2005. Languages: Spanish and English. Practice areas: government permits and administrative matters; government contracts, concessions and privatisations; litigation: shipping; media and communications; M&A; public utilities.
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