Ms Sofía J. Cohen > Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
PH ARIFA, 10TH FLOOR, WEST BOULEVARD
SANTA MARIA BUSINESS DISTRICT
PO BOX 0816-01098, PANAMA
Panama
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Work Department

Sofía J. Cohen's practice focuses on litigation with emphasis on corporate, commercial and civil matters, shipping, and administrative cases; family law; antitrust, trade and competition; environmental matters; and aviation.

Position

Ms. Cohen is Head of the firm’s Regulatory Work Group.

Career

Sofía Cohen joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2017. 

She has extensive experience in corporation matters, regulatory matters for aviation and other transportation modes, transportation accident claims, aviation law, and other product and professional services liability matters, as well as handling clients in the petrochemical, oil, energy and real estate sectors, such as Esso Standard Oil and Puma Energy.

Recently, Mrs. Cohen served as Deputy General Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (2009-2010).

Ms. Cohen was the Chief Negotiator of the Delegation of the Republic of Panama at the ICAO Third Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN/2010) held on July 2010 at Montego Bay, Jamaica and Chief Negotiator of the Air Services Agreement with United Arab Emirates signed on November 2010; and represented the Republic of Panama at the General Assembly of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

Deputy General Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (2009-2010) 
Director of Air Transportation of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (1992-1994, 1999) 
Assistant District Attorney (1990-1991)

Education

Master of Business Law (Maestría en Derecho Empresarial), summa cum laude, Latin American University of Science and Technology (2001) (concentration on corporate law)

Bachelor of Laws (Licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas), cum laude, Santa Maria La Antigua University (1988)