Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán are proud contributors to Lexology’s Labour & Employment 2023

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in the 2023 edition of Lexology’s Labour & Employment


Our experts, Javier Vallarino and Karen Tejeira provide local insight on a wide range of topics for this edition of Lexology’s Labour & Employment. 



Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through: Labour and Employment is a useful resource for comparing various regulations, laws, protected employee groups, and enforcement agencies across different countries. It also provides information about topics such as worker representation, background check requirements for applicants, terms of employment, foreign workers’ rights and restrictions on post-employment activity; employer liability for employees’ actions; taxation of employees; intellectual property created by employees; data protection guidelines; business transfers involving personnel changes; methods of terminating employment contracts; dispute resolution procedures; and recent trends in the field.



International Women’s Day – 2023

International Women’s Day: March 8



On International Women’s Day we commemorate and recognize the struggles and achievements of so many brave and courageous women who have allowed many more to have better personal and professional conditions and opportunities today to reduce the gaps of inequality and generate a fairer society.


Especially for all women that are part of Icaza, González-Ruíz & Alemán, we thank you for your tenacity and valuable work.


IGRA Women – Embracing Equity


Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán receives Multilaw

Icaza, González-Ruíz & Alemán receives Multilaw’s visit



On March 6th, we had the honor to welcome Multilaw Chair Carmo Sousa Machado, and CEO Adam Cooke, at our office in Panama.


Multilaw is a global network of law firms bound together. Across industries and practices, active client advice and referrals are shared, with the highest legal standards and local expertise.


We are proud to be part of Multilaw’s global network of law firms and work with them.


Our team enjoyed meeting them, catching up on the latest news, and discussing new projects.



Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán is recognized in Chambers Global 2023

Ranking Chambers Global Legal Guide 2023


Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has been recognized once again in the Chambers Global Legal Guide, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world.


The firm’s Banking and Finance and Intellectual Property departments were ranked by this publication.



In this year’s edition, our attorneys ranked by the publication were the following:


We congratulate our Partners and their teams on this achievement.




IGRA Foundation recognizes the efforts of the employees and children of Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán employees.

IGRA Foundation recognizes the efforts of the employees and children of Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán employees.



On February 27, the IGRA Foundation had the great pleasure of awarding the winners of its 2023 Academic Scholarship contest. These scholarships were awarded by the president and secretary of the foundation, Gabriela Tejada de Britton and Mariela de the Guardia Oteiza, employees and children of employees of Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán, who are studying at the primary, secondary and university levels and have outstanding qualifications.


The IGRA Foundation reiterates its support for the talent and education of the new generations in Panama, and urges the winners to continue reaching their academic and professional goals.








Panama has a new Mental Health Law

Did you know that Panama has a new Mental Health Law?


Through Law 364 of February 6, 2023, the human right to mental health is developed, and its national coverage is guaranteed.


This Law aims to develop the human right to mental health and guarantee its coverage and attention at the national level through the promotion, prevention, and treatment of mental illnesses.


Its main objectives are:

  1. To protect people’s mental health and well-being.
  2. Guarantee respect for the dignity of people with mental illnesses.
  3. Guarantee access to quality services for mental health care.
  4. Ensure non-discrimination of people with mental health conditions.
  5. Prevent mental health conditions.
  6. Reduce suicide rates.
  7. Reduce stigma and prejudice related to mental health.
  8. Incorporate a human rights perspective in mental health care.

Relevant points of the Law:

  • The State shall provide free public mental health care services to anyone requiring mental health treatment.
  • Insurance companies may not discriminate against people with mental health conditions when contracting a life or health insurance policy.
  • Private health centers providing care for people with mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental conditions may not refuse to provide psychological and medical assistance to persons experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Public and private educational institutions of all academic levels, governmental organizations, and public entities shall plan and carry out educational programs that promote mental well-being, prevention of mental deterioration, and awareness of people with mental health problems and in the process of rehabilitation, especially in the case of children and teenagers.


The Executive Branch shall regulate the Law in a period not exceeding six months, counted from its enactment.

Download the full text of the law


Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán is recognized as a Gold Tier Law Firm

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán is recognized as a Gold Tier Law Firm



Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán is proud to be recognized for the tenth consecutive year as a Gold Tier Law Firm by the World Trademark Review 1000!


Panama’s largest outfit Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán is steeped in historical significance and home to a modern, thriving trademark practice.”  — World Trademark Review 1000


Our experts Gabriela Tejada de Britton, Moisés Iván Rivera, and Fernando González-Ruiz have also been recognized by the publication as recommended individuals for their exemplary work.


We celebrate this achievement with gratitude for our valued clients and our exceptional Intellectual Property team.


Read more about our ranking clicking here.

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