SUMMARYEduardo de Alba joined ARIFA in 1975 and became a partner in 1984. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Mr. de Alba is a first class corporate lawyer, with an equally outstanding participation in the maritime, regulatory and litigation practice in the country.
As an experienced shipping lawyer, Mr. de Alba has made remarkable contributions to the creation of laws that introduced the system of preliminary registration of securities and mortgages of ships of Panamanian registry. He has also participated in important reforms and additions made to the Panamanian merchant marine law and the maritime legislation.
Few Panamanian lawyers can match Mr. de Alba´s depth of experience in litigation and international arbitration: Member of arbitration tribunals under Ad-Hoc rules in claims related to port construction and maritime transport; member of international commercial arbitration tribunal under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules of Arbitration (appointed upon designation of the Panamanian national chapter of the ICC) in an oil services contractual dispute under Venezuelan law, and in a separate dispute involving intellectual property rights; member of the legal team that represented Refinería Panamá, S. A., a Chevron/Texaco affiliate, in international arbitration proceedings against the Panamanian State for breach of a concession contract pursuant to the Rules of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission.
Mr. de Alba is a regular contributor for the World Bank's Doing Business Report since 2015.
OUR CLIENTS SAY
... has decades of experience in the market that he leverages to offer clients comprehensive advice on corporate management
WWL Corporate Governance 2019
A well-established name in Central America where he gains recognition for his extensive corporate experience.
WWL Corporate 2019
... an excellent, very responsive and knowledgeable lawyer.
Chambers LatAm 2017
He is super hands-on and extremely committed.
Chambers Latin America, 2019
A very recognised name. One of the best minds in Panama.
Chambers LatAm 2018
Very good, experienced and capable lawyer.
Chambers LatAm 2016
A long-standing leader in the corporate market, who distinguishes himself with his experience across a variety of transaction types and industries
WWL Central America - Corporate Governance 2019
I have a great impression of him; he has earnt his recognition.