"Panama's ADR push", IFLR Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution (2011)

As Panama has become an interesting place for foreign investors, the country has also understood the need of the foreign investor to settle disputes without having to resort to the traditional judiciary litigation formula, and has adopted a policy favoring the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms in international large-scale public infrastructure contracts. Co-authors Fernando Arias and Fernando Aued, join the expert panel contributors to the IFLR 2011 Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution and describe the use of ADR by the Panamanian government in international public contracts.

About Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
ARIFA boasts one of the strongest litigation and dispute resolution practices in Panama. Our lawyers are very knowledgeable of the arbitration rules of the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL and AAA. In addition, three of our partners are accredited arbitrators before the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ARIFA is also a founding member of the Panama Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce, organization serving as host to the International Court of Arbitration.

ARIFA’s contribution is reproduced with permission from The International Financial Law Review (Legal Media Group) as an added benefit for its clients.