Mr Jaime Castillo > Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee
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Work Department

Areas of practice include: Electricity Law, General Practice, Insurance Law, Litigation and Telecommunications Law.




Partner  – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2018-Present); Associate – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2004-2018); In-House Counsel – Cable & Wireless Panama, S.A. (2002-2004); In-House Counsel – Assa Insurance Compny, S.A. (2001-2002); Associate – Gomez, Giraldo & Associates (2000).


Spanish and English.


President – Insurance Law Commission of the Panama Bar Association (2001-2002); Panama Bar Association (2000); Vice President – New Generation Juridical Association (1998-1999).


University of Louisville, M.B.A. (2005); Universidad de Panama, LL.B. (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Projects and energy

(Next Generation Partners)

Jaime Castillo – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee houses a comprehensive projects practice, which is particularly renowned for its expertise in the transport infrastructure space. The firm has significant experience in the financing, structuring, construction and operation of major transport projects, spanning the expansion of highways, port facilities and the Panama Canal. On the energy front, the team is equally adept at advising on conventional and renewable energy (with an emphasis on solar power), as well as assisting international clients with the operation of Panamanian mining concessions. Following the departure of former practice co-head Eloy Alfaro in July 2022, the key names at the senior level are former Minister of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Ferrer; Raúl Borrell, whose practice encompasses public tenders and concessions and the development of maritime and port facilities; and energy specialist Jaime Castillo. The experienced associate group includes Diego Anguizola, Sophia Astrid Lee and Doris Nieto.

Panama > Dispute resolution

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee is widely recognised for the depth and breadth of its dispute resolution offering, fielding a four-partner team that is equally adept at handling complex litigation and arbitration. The firm remains the first port of call for many of Panama’s leading banks in financial litigation, and also stands out for its representation of major multinationals in commercial disputes (with a marked focus on the insurance, telecoms and construction sectors). On the arbitration front, the team is active in both local and international disputes, recently playing a prominent role in a high-profile case relating to the expansion of the Panama Canal. At the helm of the practice, former Minister of Labour Jorge Federico Lee has expertise across the full spectrum of disputes, and is particularly well versed in labour cases, and Alejandro Ferrer, who previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, has a strong recent record in construction arbitration. Eduardo Gómez, a specialist in international arbitration and commercial litigation, and Jaime Castillo, whose practice spans tax, antitrust and construction-related disputes, are also key names. The enviably deep associate bench includes Doris Nieto (who has expertise in the telecoms, energy, insurance and media sectors), Anel RoachArcelio Vega and Ana Gabriela Santiago.