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Khatiya has more than a decade of experience providing legal advice to local and international clients on Administrative Law, Commercial, Special Economic Zones, Telecommunications and IT.


She has guided Fortune 500 companies in the apparel, telecommunications and construction industries to set up operations in Panama. Also advises regularly in commercial transactions and real estate matters.

Khatiya has participated in high level corporate and financial transactions, including one of the most complex corporate restructuring cases in Latin America, in which our firm provided the necessary legal platform to safeguard the operational continuity of one of Panama's most emblematic retail companies, and preventing the costliest bankruptcy proceeding ever to be initiated in Panama.

Professional Memberships

Panama Bar Association; IBA; ICC; Harvard Club of Panama (Secretary 2013 – 2015 / President 2019-2020); Advisory Board of King's College.


“Benchmarking PPP Procurement” and The Doing Business Guide of the World Bank; the Panama Chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law”, the “Aircraft Finance”; Panama Chapter of the Lexology publications – Public Procurement and Dispute Resolution, 2018.


Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua (LL.B, 2007) and obtained an LLM Degree at Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts (2008).