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

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee
2ND FLOOR, HUMBOLDT TOWER
EAST 53RD STREET, MARBELLA
PANAMA CITY
Panama
Alejandro Ferrer photo

Position

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. 

Career

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).

Languages

Spanish, English and French.

Memberships

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).

Education

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 > Projects and energy

The financing and construction of transport infrastructure projects is a key area of expertise for the ‘always available‘ team at Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee, which also advises on public tenders and concession contracts. The team is currently advising Grupo Unidos por el Canal, the consortium responsible for the expansion of the Panama Canal, and has also advised operators and construction companies on major ports and highways projects. In the energy sector, the team is particularly active in advising major players in the electricity sub-sector and the energy generation and renewables space, assisting with the development of solar energy projects as well as corporate transactions. Eloy Alfaro, who acts for a number of developers of large-scale infrastructure projects, leads the team with Alejandro Ferrer. Jaime Castillo, who specialises in the energy sector, and Raúl Borrell, who has expertise in project finance, public tenders and concession contracts, are also noted.