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Practice Areas

Litigation and arbitration; Corporate and M&A; Antitrust; Energy and natural resources; International trade; Mining; Maritime and port facilities; Telecommunications.

Career

Minister of Commerce and Industry (2004-2008); Alternate Justice of the Third Superior Court of Appeal of the First Judicial District of Panama (2001-2004); Partner at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (1998-present); Vice Minister of Foreign Relations (1996-1997); Counselor of International Trade at the Embassy of Panama in the United States of America (1995-1996); Ambassador of Panama to the World Trade Organization (1994-1995); Deputy Permanent Ambassador of Panama to United Nations and other International Organizations (1994-1995); Joint Permanent Representative on the Special Mission to the GATT (1993-1994); Legal Counselor of the Commission of Accession of Panama to GATT (1993); Associate at Alfaro, Ferrer, Ramirez & Aleman (1989-1996)

Professional Memberships

Panama Bar Association; Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Fórum; President of the Board of Directors, Amador Foundation – Biodiversity Museum (2006-2013); Fellow, Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI); IES Honorary Business Representative for IE Singapore (in Panama) (2008-2017); Roster of Panelists for Dispute Settlement under the United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR FTA) (2011); Foreign Relations Committee (1996-1999; 2008-2009); Presidential Commission against Money Laundering (1998-1999).

Publications

Accession of Panama to the WTO: Implications for Developing Countries Joining the World Trade System

Personal

Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2000); Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1992); Fulbright Scholar (1991-1992); Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Panama City, Panama (Summa Cum Laude, 1990); Languages: Spanish, English, and French.