Dr Alejandro Ferrer > Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee
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Partner (1998). Areas of practice include: Arbitration, Business Law, Antitrust, Energy Law, International Trade, Litigation, Mining Law, General Practice, Oil Law, Ports Law and Telecommunications Law. Alejandro Ferrer is currently on leave. 


Minister of Commerce and Industries (2004-2008); Partner – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (1998-Present); International Trade Counselor – Embassy of Panama to the United States (1995-1996); Ambassador of Panama to the World Trade Organization (1994-1995); Deputy Permanent Ambassador of Panama to the United Nations and Other International Organizations (1994-1995); Joint Permanent Representative – Special Mission to the GATT (1993-1994); Legal Counselor – Commission of Accession of Panama to GATT (1993); Associate – Alfaro, Ferrer, Ramírez & Alemán (1989-1996).


Spanish, English and French.


Member – Roster of Panelists for Dispute Settlement under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (US-CAFTA DR FTA) (2011); Member – Foreign Relations Committee (1996-1999; 2008-2009); Member – International Transparency Panama; Alternate Justice – Third Superior Court of Appeal of the First Judicial District of Panama (2001-2004); Member – Presidential Commission against Money Laundering (1998-1999); Presidential Advisor (Ad Honorem); Advisor – Board of Directors of the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture; President – Board of Directors of the Amador Foundation (Biodiversity Museum); Forum of Young Global Leaders (World Economic Forum); Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI) Fellow; Panama Bar Association (1990).


University of Michigan, S.J.D. (2000); University of Michigan, LL.M. (1992); Fulbright Scholar (1991-1992); Universidad Santa María La Antigua, LL.B. (1990).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Alejandro Ferrer – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

‘With an exceptional level of technical legal knowledge’, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee is highly regarded for its expertise in complex civil and commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes in the banking, insurance, telecoms and construction industries. The firm, which is rated for its ‘vast knowledge of judicial processes‘, also has an active arbitration practice which encompasses high-profile international commercial and investment treaty cases. Jorge Federico Lee, who is renowned for labour disputes, jointly oversees the team with Alejandro Ferrer, who recently returned to the firm after serving as Panama’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Other names to note include Eduardo Gómez, who stands out for international arbitration and construction and commercial litigation, and Jaime Castillo, a specialist in tax and antitrust litigation. Partners receive key support from a strong team of associates, which includes Anel Roach, Arcelio Vega and Doris Nieto.

Panama > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Alejandro Ferrer – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee stands out for its expertise in the financing and development of large-scale transport infrastructure projects, including the construction and expansion of ports and highways and, most significantly, projects relating to the Panama Canal. The team is also adept at handling the development of renewable and conventional energy projects, and fields further strength in corporate transactions involving the energy and natural resources sector, most notably mining assets. Eloy Alfaro is recurrently retained by developers in major infrastructure projects; he oversees the department alongside Alejandro Ferrer, a specialist in energy, natural resources and infrastructure matters, who recently returned to the firm after serving as Panama’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mandates in the energy sector are a core area of focus for Jaime Castillo. Raúl Borrell has a strong track record in public tenders, concessions and project finance.

Panama > Corporate and M&A

The ‘excellent‘ corporate team at Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee is renowned for its experience in complex, cross-border M&A, with particular strength in regulated sectors including energy, telecoms and banking. International and Panamanian corporations as well as financial institutions are at the core of the client base, which routinely turns to the practice for advice on both sell and buy-side mandates. The team is led by the highly experienced Arturo Gerbaud, a key contact for transactions in the banking segment, and Alejandro Ferrer, who recently returned to the firm after serving as Panama’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Ferrer stands out for his expertise in M&A deals involving telecoms and energy assets. Other notable team members include Eloy Alfaro, who has a strong track record in financial services M&A, newly promoted partners Rafael Marquinez , Rita de la Guardia and Patricia Cordero, and associate Diego Anguizola.