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Morgan & Morgan

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Rodrigo Ernesto Arias Valderrama holds a degree in Law and Political Science, and nearly 30 years of experience. He began his professional practice as associate attorney of Morgan & Morgan in 1987, and laterbecame a partner of the group in 1996.

Mr. Arias Valderrama is part of Morgan & Morgan’s team of lawyers specialized in civil and commercial matters, contract and non-contract civil liability, litigation and dispute resolution in regular and arbitration venues.

He advises clients interested in the collection of debts from natural or legal persons, seeking to collect damages that may have been caused as a result of defaulting legal or contractual obligations and/or illegal and non-contractual facts, actions and omissions involving fraud or some level of negligence or fault.

Mr. Arias Valderrama has become a leading practitioner in the Republic of Panama, particularly in civil and commercial litigation fields and application of precautionary measures of all sorts, effectively representing the interest of clients of Morgan & Morgan seeking this type of service.

Mr. Arias Valderrama graduated from Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua, in the Republic of Panama (1987); and made postgraduate studies in Procedural Law at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (2001). He also made postgraduate studies in Mediation at Universidad de Panama (2002).

Among his clients there are renowned banking entities, private companies, and multinational corporations operating in Panama.

Mr. Arias is the author of “Civil Liability from Crime under the New Penal Code (1982)”.

He is a member of the Bar Association of Panama, and the Instituto Antioqueño de Responsabilidad Civil.

Mr. Arias is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Dispute resolution

The ‘excellent‘ dispute resolution team at Morgan & Morgan attracts strong praise for its ‘in-depth local knowledge‘ and ‘superior‘ client service, with a broad practice encompassing civil, commercial, administrative and criminal litigation, as well as high-profile arbitration. The firm has a formidable record in cases before the Supreme Court, particularly contentious-administrative proceedings on behalf of major clients in the energy, mining, ports and telecoms industries, and has also seen a notable uptick in international commercial and investment arbitration mandates. Jose Carrizo, who has a wealth of experience across the full spectrum of commercial and corporate litigation, leads the practice with Luis Vallarino, a go-to specialist in disputes relating to government contracts and regulatory law. Other fixtures in the sizeable senior team are Omar Rodriguez, who heads the criminal law practice; Rodrigo Arias, a noted expert in debt recovery actions; and up-and-coming partner Mayte Sánchez González, whose wide-ranging expertise takes in commercial and corporate litigation, and local and international arbitration. The talented line-up of associates includes Orlando Tejeira, a key figure in disputes in the energy, mining, telecoms and ports sectors; Alejandro Chevalier, who is dual qualified in New York and Panama, and stands out for his strength in international arbitration; and David Ramos.