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

LOVILL
MIDTOWN SF74
CALLE 74 DE SAN FRANCISCO
PANAMA CITY
Panama

Work Department

PRACTICE AREAS: Labor Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Immigration, Intellectual Property and Administrative Law.

Head of the Labor Law pratice of the firm.

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Jeannette Bravo has worked at LOVILL since 2013. She is a Senior Associate 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 8 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.

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Panamá: A political – legal analysis, Master’s Thesis, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE – Madrid, Spain, 2014.
  • Modifications to the Law on Multinational Companies Headquarters (SEM), Lovill, 2018.
  • Labor Questionnaire: Part 1, 2 and 3, Labor Reality in the face of Covid-19 in Latin America, carried out by the Latin American Network of Labor Workers, contributions by Panama, LinkedIn, 2020.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Panamanian 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.

ACCREDITATIONS

  • Authorized Public Translator. Spanish to English and vice versa granted by the Ministry of Education, Panamá, 2013.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Public and Private International Law and Copyright, June 2010 – December 2010.

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

  • Speaker, Legal Update on Labor Matters, Cycle of Webinars, Labor Law Commission of the National Bar Association, October 2020.
  • Invited Panelist, Telecommuting in America, Panamanian perspective, I Virtual Congress of the American Subsection of Young Lawyers of the International Society of Labor and Social Security Law, representing the Young Lawyers of the Panamanian Academy of Labor Law, September 2020.
  • Panelist, Cycle of Webinas of the Commission of Practical Directorate of the SEM Regime, migratory, labor and fiscal aspects Migratory Law of the National Bar Association, August 2020. Invited Speaker, Application of Law 157: Temporary Employment Protection Measures against COVID-19 and Other Provisions, The American Chambers of Commerce (AMCHAM), Legislation and Tax Committee, August 2020.
  • Speaker, Effects of Law 157 of August 3, 2020, Cycle of Webinars, Labor Law Commission of the National Bar Association, August 2020. Panelist, Conversation: Youth in Labor Law and Social Security, current affairs in Panama, on behalf of the Young Lawyers of the Panamanian Academy of Labor Law, June 2020.
  • Conversation, Emotional Intelligence, Metal Health and Debate, Panamanian Debate Association (ASPADE), May 2020.
  • Speaker, Q&A – Labor and Migration Measures during Covid-19 in Latin America, Cycle of LOVILL Webinars, Panama, May 2020.

Education

  • 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 > Labour

(Rising stars)

Jeannette BravoLOVILL

LOVILL‘s ‘solid and dynamic‘ team counts companies from a broad range of sectors, including tourism, entertainment, financial services, logistics, pharmaceuticals and transport, among its clients. It is active in advising multinationals with operations in Panama on the labour aspects of winding down and restructuring, but also assists with employment contracts, terminations, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, labour disputes, the creation of discrimination and inclusion policies, immigration issues and compliance with changing government regulations during the pandemic. ‘Intelligent, dedicated and well-organised‘ senior associate Jeannette Bravo, who has particular expertise in advising international clients on labour and immigration matters, leads the practice with head of corporate Elizabeth Heurtematte and disputes specialist Isabel Cristina López.

Panama > Dispute resolution

Complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes are a key area of strength for the ‘incredible‘ team at Lovill, which has particular expertise in public and private international law and in representing sovereign states and state-owned entities. The team has significant experience in cross-border insolvency litigation, but also handles civil and commercial litigation, and domestic and international arbitration, where it is highly active in international investment arbitrations. ‘Very approachable‘ founding partner Isabel Cristina López leads the practice, and regularly acts in complex, cross-border disputes in the construction, logistics and real estate sectors, to name but a few. Associate Christopher Glasscock is experienced in civil and commercial litigation and international arbitration, and senior associate Jeannette Bravo brings additional expertise in labour law to the team.

Panama > Corporate and M&A

The ‘diligent and client-focused‘ team at Lovill is experienced in both local international corporate transactions, acting for multinational companies, family offices and foreign investors. The team advises on M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and compliance, and in 2020 launched a related TMT practice to assist clients launching e-commerce businesses during the pandemic. Practice head Elizabeth Heurtematte leads the team, all of whom are founding members or directors of Axxion, a group which connects and promotes women professionals. Other key contacts include the ‘excellentIsabel Cristina López, senior associate Jeannette Bravo, who has additional labour law expertise, and associates Ana Carolina Ureña and Alejandro Fung.