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

Morgan & Morgan
MMG TOWER, 23RD FLOOR
AVE PASEO DEL MAR, COSTA DEL ESTE
PANAMA CITY
Panama

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Position

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.

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships

APEDE (Panamanian Association of Business Executives)

Education

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

Panama > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Jose CarrizoMorgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan‘s ‘robust‘ team has a broad dispute resolution practice spanning civil, constitutional, administrative and commercial disputes, with particularly notable expertise in insolvency litigation, acting for both debtors and creditors. The team handles both litigation and an increasing amount of domestic and international arbitration, with a diverse client base which includes major local banks, mining and maritime companies and multinationals from the insurance, construction and financial services sectors. In addition, the firm has a strong criminal litigation practice, led by Omar Rodríguez, which specialises in white-collar crime cases. At the head of the team, Jose Carrizo has wide-ranging experience in litigation and arbitration, including large insolvency and asset recovery cases, and Luis Vallarino has expertise in government contract and regulatory disputes, among other areas. Senior associate Mayte Sánchez Gonzalez  stands out for her expertise in arbitration, particularly in disputes over infrastructure projects, as well as in corporate and commercial litigation. Since publication, Sánchez has been raised to the partnership – effective as of January 2022.