How to Hire & Fire: Panama Chapter

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán contributes to Multilaw’s publication How to Hire & Fire: A Global Guide.


Our partners Javier José Vallarino and Alexis Herrera Jr. contributed to Multilaw’s labor publication How to Hire & Fire. This guide has been put together by experts from law firms worldwide that cover more than 60 countries.

The guide is intended to assist you in answering cross-border employment law quesitons that arise in your daily practice and help you advise clients recruiting in other countries or considering setting up new branches abroad.

To read the publication access the following link: How to Hire and Fire – Panama 

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Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán ranked in IFLR1000’s 31st edition

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IFLR1000’s 31st edition ranks Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán among Panama’s leading firms


IFLR1000’s thirty-first edition has been published, and Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán was ranked in Banking and Finance, Project Development, and M&A, while five of our partners were rated as Highly regarded lawyers:

We congratulate our partners and their teams for this recognition.

About IFLR1000

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers from over 170 jurisdictions worldwide. The rankings are based on the research of law firms’ financial and corporate transactional work.


Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán recognized in Chambers Global 2021

Chambers Global Guide 2021 Ranking

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has once again been ranked in the Chambers Global Guide, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world.
In this year’s edition, our attorneys ranked by the publication were the following:

The firm’s Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property departments were also ranked by the publication.


We congratulate our lawyers and their teams on this achievement.

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IFLR1000 recognizes Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán

ILFR1000 LogoIFLR1000’s thirtieth edition has been published, and Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán was recognized in Banking and Finance, Project Development, and M&A, while four of our partners were named as Leading Lawyers – Highly regarded:


We congratulate our partners and their teams for this recognition.

About IFLR1000

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers from over 170 jurisdictions worldwide. The rankings are based on the research of law firms’ financial and corporate transactional work.

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Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán recognized in LACCA Approved 2021

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has published its list of recommended lawyers in the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, which recognizes Latin America’s leading private practitioners, as voted for by the region’s leading corporate counsel. We are pleased to announce that three of our lawyers have been recognized:



LACCA is a recognized association, part of Latin Lawyer, that brings together important private company lawyers to exchange and share ideas as well as best practices. Likewise, it aims to establish contacts among different lawyers in diverse areas of specialty throughout Latin America to offer a successful legal service of greater value to its clients.

Latin Lawyer and LACCA are part of Law Business Research Limited, an independent, multi award-winning publisher of research, data, and analysis on international business law and international legal markets.

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Chambers & Partners Global 2020

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has been ranked in Chambers Global 2020, which assesses the reputations and expertise of business lawyers worldwide. The rankings are determined by technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

Read Chambers’ review of our ranked departments below:


Renowned firm with a strong track record assisting clients with commercial contracts and stock purchase agreements. The team possesses notable expertise in corporate restructuring for financial entities. Also gets widespread recognition for its niche expertise in acting for state-owned entities. The firm also possesses a noteworthy regulatory practice in the banking and finance arena, while also offering a broad expertise in the dispute resolution field.


Gabriel González-Ruiz wins recognition from market commentators as “very active.” He is noted for his experience advising state bodies on a range of financing matters. His experience further extends to the corporate and M&A space, where he is recommended by clients for being “a lawyer with many years of experience who is highly active and very capable.” Department head Marisol Ellis is hailed by sources as “a very good lawyer.” One interviewee particularly appreciates her “expansive knowledge, great work ethic and ability to work under pressure,” while another highlights her “personalised service and immediate availability for our needs.”


Intellectual Property Department
Well-reputed team with capabilities running the gamut of IP mandates. Acts as counsel to well-known multinational clients, from sectors including TMT, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. Provides expertise on trade mark registrations and litigation, along with anti-counterfeiting matters.

Head of department Gabriela Tejada de Britton is hailed as “very good” by sources, who also highlight the scope of her IP practice. She is “knowledgeable, objective and focused,” interviewees state.


Shipping Department

Active shipping practice known to handle both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Focuses on issues related to the cruise ship industry, including labour law, as well as registering and re-registering fishing vessels and luxury yachts.


Alexis Herrera is noted by sources for his activity in shipping litigation. He is also experienced acting on non-contentious matters, including regulatory issues related to permitting. Joel Medina is recognised by a market observer for being “highly experienced” in this area. He boasts expertise in both transactional and regulatory shipping matters, including ship financing work.

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Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán ranked in Chambers Latin America 2021

The Chambers Latin America 2021 guide has, once again, highlighted Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán by ranking the firm in five practice areas for the Panama chapter and recommending our attorneys as leaders in their fields. The areas of practice in which the firm was ranked are:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Projects & Energy

Our lawyers ranked in the guide are:

Chambers and Partners is a prestigious legal service guide, that identifies and ranks the most prominent law firms and lawyers in more than 180 jurisdictions around the world.

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