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.



Lexology, an intelligent global legal research platform, offers quick and easy access to forward-thinking analysis, expert advice, and user-friendly tools. This helps you stay up-to-date with the latest changes and promptly answer any legal questions from around the world.



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.



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 authors Panama’s chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment

Javier José Vallarino and Karen Tejeira co-author Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment 2021.


Lexology Getting The Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and company directors and officers. 


In its sixteenth edition, the Labour & Employment guide addresses key questions on all matters of concern regarding labour law in multiple countries worldwide. 


Javier and Karen’s contributions to Panama’s chapter of the guide provides local insights on a wide range of topics, including legislation, protected employee categories and enforcement agencies; worker representation; checks on applicants; terms of employment; rules on foreign workers; post-employment restrictive covenants; liability for acts of employees; taxation of employees; employee-created IP; data protection; business transfers; termination of employment; dispute resolution; and recent trends.


Javier José Vallarino is the partner in charge of the Labour Department at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán and Karen Tejeira is an associate specialized in Labour Law. Their combined experience of over 25 years in their field allows them to provide comprehensive labour and social security advice to local and international companies operating in Panama.


To read Panama’s chapter on Lexology Getting The Deal Through Labour & Employment 2021, click here.

LACCA Approved 2021 Final

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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