Castillo, Pilar

Castillo, Pilar

Junior Partner
Panama

T +507 205 7000
F +507 205 7001
E pcastillo@arifa.com

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SUMMARY

Pilar Castillo joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2017.

She has a broad range of experience in shipping, aviation and commodities finance, as well as corporations.

Ms. Castillo frequently works with lawyers in other practice areas providing an IBT lawyer’s perspective on M&A transactions, and commodity finance and secured transactions located in Panamanian free zones.

As an active member of ARIFA’s aviation legal team, Ms. Castillo represents leasing companies and investors in the most complex transactions, as the leading Panamanian airline expands its fleet of international transport based in Tocumen International Airport.

Previously, Ms. Castillo worked as legal counsel to the Panama Maritime Authority’s Directorate General of Merchant Marine, assisting in the implementation of efforts in order to reposition Panama in the Paris MOU white list of ship registries.

EDUCATION

Master of Laws, Fordham University (2009) (concentration on international business and trade law)

Bachelor of Laws (Licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas), summa cum laude, Santa Maria la Antigua University (2008)

BOARDS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Member of the Panama Maritime Organizing Committee (2018-2019)

Vice President (2019-2020) and undersecretary (2015-2019) of the Board of the Panama Maritime Law Association (APADEMAR)

BAR ADMISSION

  • Panama

LANGUAGE

  • Spanish
  • English

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