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Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
PO BOX 0816-01098, PANAMA
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Claudio De Castro focus his practice in litigation and arbitration.


Claudio De Castro joined the firm in 2011 and became a partner in 2017. He is Co-Head of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group.


Mr. De Castro specializes in representing foreign clients and multinational companies facing complex arbitration or litigation proceedings in Panama or involved in multijurisdictional disputes that include a Panamanian component.

He is well-known for his cutting-edge advocacy skills, thorough knowledge of Panamanian legal frame work and proceedings, as well as his global, honest risk analysis of complex arbitration or litigation cases.

Mr. De Castro developed his international experience working as trainee in the International Arbitration Departments of Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris (2010) and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London (2010-2011). Mr. De Castro has also participated as an Arbitrator in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. 


Spanish, English, French


Ambassador for the Arbitration Academy (2013-present)


Postgraduate Degree in International Commercial Litigation (D.U. Contentieux International des Affaires) Université Paris Est (UPEC) (2010)

Master in International Commercial Law (Master Professionnel, Mention Droit International, Spécialité Droit du Commerce International) Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2009)

Bachelor of Laws (Licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas), summa cum laude, Santa Maria La Antigua University (2008)

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Claudio De CastroArias, Fábrega & Fábrega

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has significant expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes; the team frequently foreign companies in litigation and arbitration proceedings in Panama, and is particularly active in international commercial arbitrations against the Republic of Panama. The firm is experienced in a wide range of cases, including commercial disputes, administrative proceedings (including regulatory claims), admiralty cases, and labour and tax litigation, and has seen an increasing amount of work acting for debtors and creditors in insolvency litigation. Fernando Arias, who is well versed in civil, commercial, tax and administrative disputes, particularly involving Panamanian corporations, leads the team with Claudio De Castro, who focuses his practice on multi-jurisdictional disputes. Sofía Cohen, who leads the firm’s regulatory work group, is also a key contact. Since publication, the team has been joined by international associate Isabella de la Guardia from Baker McKenzie LLP‘s Miami office.