SUMMARYPilar 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.
OUR CLIENTS SAY
Impresses sources with her swift response time to questions, as well as her availability during evening and weekend hours. She’s a great lawyer.
Chambers LatAm 2016
She is a very focused lawyer; it is a pleasure to work with her.
Chambers Latin America, 2019
Excellent to work with – she understands marine issues very well, is always responsive and reacts quickly to different legal situations.
Chambers LatAm 2015
A problem-solver and very solution-oriented
Chambers LatAm 2018
Very confident in her practice and provides very high-quality legal advice
Chambers LatAm 2021
She is a wonderful lawyer. She is always responsive, prompt, thorough and detail-oriented.
Chambers LatAm 2017
Pilar Castillo is very efficient
Legal 500 Latin America 2021
… responsible and knowledgeable. …a pleasure to work with.
Legal 500 Latin America 2015
I feel comfortable reaching out to her. Her advice is good, and she provides clear and thoughtful explanations.