Castillero, Gian

Castillero, Gian


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Gian Castillero joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2008. He is an ARIFA Compliance Committee member and the Sponsor Partner of the ARIFA Pro Bono and CSR Committee. At present, Mr. Castillero heads the firm’s estate and private clients group.

He focuses his practice on private client work, including, estate planning, organization and management of family offices, international tax planning and corporate work.

From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Castillero was the resident lawyer of our London office and an active member of the ship finance and registration department of the firm from 2000 to 2006. Later, and until 2013, Mr. Castillero headed ARIFA Corporate Services and its network of offices abroad.

He is the President of the Panamanian Association of International Lawyers and a member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


Master of Laws, London University (1995) (concentration on commercial and corporate law)

Bachelor of Laws (Licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas), Santa Maria La Antigua University (1994)


Director of the Banco Nacional de Panamá (BNP) (2017-Present)

Chairman of the Panamanian International Lawyers Association (2008-Present)

Member of the High Level Committee appointed by the Government of the Republic of Panama for the protection of its international services (2015-2017)

Member of the National Council of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama (2015-2017)

Member of the International Maritime Committee (2007-Present)

Member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Maritime Authority (2013-present)

Member of the Board of Directors of the Maritime University of Panama (2006-2015)

Director of the Panamanian Maritime Lawyers Association (2005-2008)

Chairman of the Committee in charge of drafting the Merchant Marine General Law of Panama and its Regulation Act (2005-2008)

Member of the Executive Counsel of Marviva Foundation (2002-Present)

Fellow of the seventh class of the CALI Foundation (2011-present)

Member of the Board of Directors of the PanVest Fund (2013-present)

President Board of Directors of the LPF Group (Liga Panameña de Futbol) (2015-2016)

Member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (2011-present)


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