Julio José Fábrega begins his legal private practice Julio José Fábrega Arosemena, founder partner of the firm, begins his legal private practice in Panama City.
First Secretary of Public Instruction Julio J. Fábrega serves as the first Secretary of Public Instruction (now Ministry of Education) of the newly independent Republic of Panama.
Harmodio Arias Madrid, deputy to the National Assembly Harmodio Arias Madrid, as deputy to the National Assembly, promotes Law 32 of 1927 on corporations, still in force with some modifications, and Law 8 of 1925 by which the merchant navy was organized.
Minister of Foreign Affairs during World War II Octavio Fábrega López serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs during the very difficult years of World War II.
Chief negotiator of the Remón-Eisenhower Treaty
Remón-Eisenhower Treaty Dr. Octavio Fábrega López is the chief negotiator of the Remón-Eisenhower Treaty. Read more...
The treaty between the United States and Panama that updated and amended the original Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903 for the Panama Canal and Panama Canal Zone. Other aspects of the treaty covered local trader / worker rights, upgrades and military base usage.
Minister of Finance and Treasury Gilberto Arias Guardia serves as Minister of Finance and Treasury during the administrations of Presidents Ernesto de la Guardia (1956-1960) and Roberto F. Chiari (1960-1964).
Alternate Judge of Superior Labor Court Roy Carlos Durling Cordones serves as Alternate Judge of Superior Labor Court.
Contributing to the growth of the National Merchant Marine Eduardo de Alba has an active participation in the drafting of important reforms and additions made to the Panamanian merchant marine law and the maritime legislation. Read more...
Eduardo de Alba has been a member of various commissions that have introduced changes to the maritime laws of Panama.
For instance, he participated in the drafting of the laws concerning the preliminary registration of titles of property and mortgages, which was a facilitator of the growth of the Panamanian merchant marine.
Maritime Court of Panama and rules of procedure
A U.S. Federal Court for the Panama Canal Zone handled maritime claims at the Panama Canal until March, 1982 when, as a result of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, Panama took over its maritime jurisdiction and the Panamanian maritime courts replaced the previous existing U.S. Federal Court in the former Panama Canal Zone. Eduardo de Alba was an active member of the Presidential Commission that drafted the legislation enacted into Law 8 of 1982 whereby the Maritime Court and Code of Maritime Procedures for Panama were created. The Code of Maritime Procedures of Panama was a fusion of the federal rules of civil procedures and the provisions of the then draft of code of civil procedures of 1987.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Fernando Cardoze Fábrega serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs during the administration of President Nicolás Ardito Barletta.
The Panama Canal transition ARIFA lawyers play a significant role in the transition of the Panama Canal to Panama. Read more...
Fernando Cardoze F. is appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Commission. The Panama Canal Commission had a binational Board of Directors (US and Panama), under US administration.
Fernando Cardoze F. is appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority. The Panama Canal Authority had a binational Board of Directors (US and Panama), under full Panamanian administration, in compliance with the handover of the Panama Canal.
During the 90's, Gilberto Arias Guardia raised for the first time the idea of bringing at the constitutional level, basic principles of Panamanian jurisdiction and administration on the Panama Canal.
Fernando Cardoze F. first draws the outline of what would become the Interoceanic Region Authority (ARI); the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) as an entity with full autonomy and financial independence; and the bases of Title XIV of the Constitution on the Panama Canal and the development thereof in organic ACP Law 19 of 1997.
Mr. Eduardo de Alba is appointed member of the legal committees of the Presidential Commission that drafted constitutional amendments (Title XIV) on the Panama Canal and the Panama Canal Law.
Director of Air Transportation Sofía J. Cohen serves as Director of Air Transportation of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama.
New securities legislation Ricardo M. Arango prepares and manages the adoption of a securities legislation in tune with the demands of a developing stock market, with the approval of Decree Law 1 of 1999, in force today. Read more...
Ricardo M. Arango also drafts the rules of operation of LatinClear, Panama's custody and clearing agency.
ARIFA structures the first securitizations of credit card receivables, remittances, export trade receivables, residential mortgages and toll-road payments in Panama.
Octavio Amat serves as Alternate Judge of the First Appellate Court of Justice, Civil Branch.
Chief Trade Negotiator of free trade agreements Estif Aparicio is appointed Chief Trade Negotiator of all bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements of the Republic of Panama during the administration of President Martín Erasto Torrijos Espino. Read more...
Estif Aparicio coordinates Panama’s participation in the Doha Round of Negotiations of the World Trade Organization and successfully negotiates free trade agreements with the United States, Singapore, and Chile.
ICAO Third Air Services Negotiation Conference Sofía J. Cohen is appointed Chief Negotiator of the Delegation of the Republic of Panama at the ICAO Third Air Services Negotiation Conference.
Notables Commission Octavio Amat is appointed member of a high level commission of jurists in charge of reviewing and recommending amendments to the Constitution during the administration of President Ricardo Martinelli.
Improving public transportation system ARIFA leads in the multiple financings for the first line, its expansion, and the second line of the Panama City Metro. ARIFA also contributes the new Metro Bus and Panama's road reorganization project.
Director of the Panama Canal Authority Ricardo M. Arango is appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority, coinciding with the opening of the expansion of the third set of locks. Mr. Augusto R. Arosemena serves as Secretary of Commerce and Industries of the Republic of Panama during the administration of President Juan Carlos Varela.