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.


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 > Corporate and M&A

Jointly led by esteemed Alejandro Ferrer and Arturo Gerbaud, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee‘s corporate and M&A practice is well regarded in the market, not least because of the team’s wide-ranging expertise in sector-related matters. The sizeable department is a regular legal advisor to both purchasers and sellers in complex local and cross-border transactions, and offer a multitude of services related to acquisitions, mergers and share transfers, as well as corporate and regulatory matters. Petroamérica Terminal, Phoenix Tower International, Julius Bäer and Citibank feature on the practice’s longstanding client list. Standout work included the team’s advice to the Panamanian branch of The Bank of Nova Scotia on its $550m acquisition of Scotiabank (Panama), following its winding-up. The ‘very good‘ Eloy Alfaro is highly experienced and also active in the corporate arena, where associate Rita de la Guardia offers key support.

Panama > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Alejandro FerrerAlemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee‘s dispute resolution team enjoys an excellent reputation among clients and peers alike. The five-partner practice handles a diverse caseload, offering the full-array of services in relation to commercial, civil and administrative litigation, as well as on arbitral matters. Led by Alejandro Ferrer, the ‘accessible and responsive‘ team continues to assist longstanding client Grupo Unidos por el Canal in multiple high-profile construction disputes. Additional standout work saw the ‘meticulous‘ department represent Ideal Panama, as defendant, in a $400m dispute regarding prevailing rights and the termination of a concession contract in connection with the client’s role as concessionaire of the Bajo Mina Power Plant project. The highly endorsed Jorge Lee, and recently promoted partners Eduardo Gómez and Jaime Castillo, are additional noteworthy practitioners.