Ms María Montserrat Dorado > Galindo, Arias & López > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Galindo, Arias & López
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Work Department

Labor & Inmigration; Litigation & Dispute Resolution.


Associate. Ms. Dorado focuses on Labor & Inmigration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution.


In the area of Litigation and Arbitration, Maria has participated in various litigations, mostly civil, for claims for damages, as well as annulment and reinstatement of title deeds, testate and intestate successions, among others.

In the area of Immigration, Ms. Dorado has experience in all the procedures related to
visa approval, residence permits, and work permits for foreign personnel hired by national and transnational companies.

Finally, regarding the Labor area, she has experience handling labor regulations and their application to each particular case, such as the hiring of national and foreign personnel, verification of working conditions, termination of the labor relationship, among others.


English and Spanish


Panamanian Bar Association


  • Master’s Degree in Maritime Business with an emphasis in Negotiation, Conciliation, and Arbitration
    Universidad Marítima de Panamá (2012)
  • Bachelor in Law and Political Sciences – Sigma Lambda
    Universidad de Panamá (2007)

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution practice at Galindo, Arias & López is lauded for its ‘experience and knowledge to deal with sensitive issues‘. The firm is commended for the depth of its expertise in administrative litigation in highly regulated sectors, acting for an impressive roster of key players in the energy (particularly electricity), financial, aviation and telecoms industries, and for its stellar track record in cases before the Supreme Court. The team also has extensive experience in construction litigation, and is increasingly active in the arbitration arena, including in international proceedings. Diego de la Guardia, who is a mainstay on high-profile contentious mandates, steers the practice alongside Selva Quintero, who wins high praise for her ‘professional, personalised, transparent and empathetic service‘, with a strong focus on complex energy and telecoms disputes. Of counsel Adán Arjona, an expert in corporate disputes and a former President of the Supreme Court, is another name to note at the senior level. The firm also benefits from a sizeable pool of skilled associates, including Jeimy Lasso, who is particularly well regarded for administrative litigation; Gabriela Vásquez, a specialist in labour and regulatory disputes; and María Dorado, who frequently handles damages claims.