Jeannette Bravo > LOVILL > Panama City, Panama > Lawyer Profile


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PRACTICE AREAS: Labour Law, Corporate and M&A, Immigration, Intellectual Property and Administrative Law.




Jeannette Bravo has worked at LOVILL since 2013. She is Partner and leads the firm’s Labor and Immigration Law practice. Her work at the firm also includes aspects of administrative law, industrial property, public contracts and regulatory law with special emphasis on serving multinational companies.

She has ample experience in the application of labor standards in companies, as well as in day-to-day advising. Also, she has more than 10 years experience in the practice of immigration law, which has allowed her to provide comprehensive advice on both matters. Jeannette graduated from USMA, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science. She has the following Titles and Master’s Degrees: Master in International Relations: Economics, Law and Politics from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, Spain (2014), Magister Cum Laude in Procedural Law from USMA (2015), Specialization in Labor Law from the Universidad Latina de Panamá (2017) and Master in Labor Law from USMA (2020).

She is a member of AXXION and part of the Board of Directors, where she works as the Director of the Book Club and participant in other projects that seek to create connections of value, equity and empowerment of women.

Active member of the National Bar Association, especially of the Labor and Migration Law Commissions. In addition, she is part of the Young Lawyers Delegation of the Panamanian Academy of Labor Law (APADETRA) and until 2021 was Secretary of the Board of Directors of ASPADE, a non-profit association that leads debate clubs nationwide within the student’s curriculum in alliances with other NGOs and government institutions.

Mrs. Bravo is admitted to practice law in Panama since 2012.


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  • Latin American Network of Labor Lawyers.
  • Vice-Chair of the Legal Matters Committee and Secretary of the Executive Women Committee at the Panamanian Association for Corporate Executives.
  • National Bar Association.
  • Young Lawyers of the Panamanian Academy of Labor Law.
  • Panamanian Debate Association (ASPADE),
  • Axxion, network of professional women in Panama.
  • The American Chamber of Commerce Panama.


  • Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua (Panamá), Bachelor in Law and Political Science, 2012.
  • Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua (Panamá), LLM in Procedural Law, Cum Laude, 2013.
  • Universidad Pontifica de Comillas, ICADE, Madrid (Spain), Master in International Relations: Economy, Politics and Law, 2014.
  • Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), International Relations Course, 2014.
  • Universidad Latina of Panamá, Specialty in Labor Law, 2017.
  • Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua (Panamá), LLM in Labor Law, 2020.

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Corporate and M&A

Attracting praise from clients for its ‘combination of good legal knowledge and efficiency‘, LOVILL houses a broad corporate practice covering M&A, joint ventures, spin-offs and corporate reorganisations, as well as commercial and regulatory issues. The team acts for clients across the full spectrum, from large multinationals to Panamanian family offices, and is also skilled in assisting companies with establishing their businesses in Panama or expanding into other jurisdictions in Latin America. In addition, the firm distinguishes itself through its strength in real estate-related transactions across the residential, hospitality and retail spaces. Panama City and Tokyo-based Elizabeth Heurtematte and Isabel Cristina López lead the team, which can now call upon the expertise of four partners following the promotions of the ‘proactiveAlejandro Fung and Jeannette Bravo, who heads the labour practice, in July 2023. The firm also stands out for its impressive diversity and inclusion credentials; three of its four partners are women.

Panama > Dispute resolution

LOVILL‘s dispute resolution team is highlighted for its ‘deep understanding of the local legal landscape, combined with its international expertise‘, which is reflected in its impressive track record of representing international clients (including household-name multinationals and foreign states) in cross-border cases in Panama. The firm is well versed in both litigation and arbitration, acting in disputes across the full spectrum of civil, commercial, criminal and administrative law, with a growing niche in multi-jurisdictional insolvency litigation. At the head of the practice, ‘standout leaderIsabel Cristina López has notable strength in cross-border commercial disputes. The team also benefits from the expertise of recently promoted partner Jeannette Bravo, a specialist in labour litigation, and dual-qualified (in New York and Panama) associate Christopher Glasscock, a ‘great litigator‘ who also has a focus on international arbitration.

Panama > Labour

(Next Generation Partners)

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Standing out for its ‘response times, flexibility with fees and quality of responses‘, LOVILL advises a host of multinationals and local SMEs on the drafting of employment contracts, adapting global policies to their operations in Panama, employee dismissals (including in sensitive cases) and immigration matters, as well as the labour aspects of corporate transactions. In addition, the team handles the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with unions and frequently represents employers in labour litigation. The ‘exceptionalJeannette Bravo, who was elevated to the partnership in July 2023, leads the team and is particularly sought after for her advice to major multinationals on day-to-day employment issues.

Panama > Tax

Singled out for ‘its efficient way of solving problems‘, the tax team at LOVILL advises an array of international clients on the structuring of cross-border transactions, regulatory compliance, the benefits available under Panama’s special tax regimes and the effects of tax treaties. The team also supports the firm’s active real estate department in advising on tax issues relating to real estate transactions and projects, and is equally adept at representing clients in tax disputes before the Panamanian courts. Dividing her time between Panama City and Tokyo, Elizabeth Heurtematte leads the practice and is noted for her experience in corporate tax structuring and estate planning. Isabel Cristina López is also a key contact, alongside newly promoted partners Alejandro Fung and Jeannette Bravo.