Mr Jose Carrizo > Morgan & Morgan > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Morgan & Morgan

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Jose Carrizo is a Partner and heads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of the firm leading a team that advises clients extensively in the area of commercial litigation, corporate dispute resolution and criminal law. Mr. Carrizo has been involved in complex matters, especially in the fields of civil, criminal, administrative, commercial, banking, insolvency and insurance law.

In the course of more than 20 years of practice, his experience covers all kinds of litigation proceedings contemplated in Panamanian law before the different jurisdictional organs of the Republic of Panama including civil, administrative and criminal courts.

Furthermore, Mr. Carrizo has substantial expertise in both domestic and international arbitration processes. He has served as arbitrator in the National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), based in New York.  Mr. Carrizo has also acted as an expert witness before national and international arbitral tribunals and courts.

He has been involved in complex matters and leading important processes regarding corporate insolvency and restructuring, refinancing advice, debt and asset recovery worth several million dollars.

His client portfolio includes renowned private companies, banking and financial entities, governmental entities and multinational corporations in a broad array of local and international disputes.

Mr. Carrizo has been recommended as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 in the area of Dispute Resolution.

He has also served as a speaker at conferences related to the arbitration and is the author of several books and publications on a wide range of legal issues related to this topic.

Mr. Carrizo is also involved in pro bono activities as he assists regularly to Legal Open Houses organized by the firm in very low-income communities to provide free legal orientation on subjects such as family law, domestic violence, labor law, immigration, litigation, among others..

Jose Carrizo is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.


English, Spanish


APEDE (Panamanian Association of Business Executives)


Mr. Carrizo graduated in 1996 from Universidad Santa María La Antigua in Law and Political Science. In 2003, he completed his Master’s Degree in Universidad Externado de Colombia, specializing in Civil Liability.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

Mizrachi, Davarro & Urriola‘s David Mizrachi has notable experience in arbitration. Morgan & Morgan represents a large number of international clients in international arbitration proceedings; Jose Carrizo is a key name to note.

Panama > Dispute resolution

Morgan & Morgan houses a dispute resolution practice that shows strength advocating on behalf of clients from a broad of industries in complex administrative, insurance, banking and commercial disputes. The highly reputable Jose Carrizo heads a team that has developed a strong track record assisting local banks in the recovery of millionaire mortgage and pledge loans;  it also regularly represents both claimants and respondents in international arbitration. Partner Luis Vallarino devotes most of his time to the department, while associate Mayte Sanchez is also frequently involved in mandates. The group has further benefited from the recent hire of criminal specialist Joy Paull Torres, who has extensive publis sector and judicial experience, and will further develope the practice’s white-collar capability.