De Castro, Claudio

De Castro, Claudio

Partner
Panama

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

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SUMMARY

Claudio De Castro joined the firm in 2011 and became a partner in 2017. He is Co-Head of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group.

Mr. De Castro specializes in representing foreign clients and multinational companies facing complex arbitration or litigation proceedings in Panama or involved in multijurisdictional disputes that include a Panamanian component.

Mr. De Castro is well-known for his advocacy skills, thorough knowledge of Panamanian legal frame work and proceedings, as well as his global, honest risk analysis of complex arbitration or litigation cases.

Mr. De Castro developed his international experience working as trainee in the International Arbitration Departments of Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris (2010) and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London (2010-2011). Mr. De Castro has also participated as an Arbitrator in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. He is a contributor for the World Bank's Doing Business Report since 2015.

EDUCATION

Postgraduate Degree in International Commercial Litigation (D.U. Contentieux International des Affaires) Université Paris Est (UPEC) (2010)

Master in International Commercial Law (Master Professionnel, Mention Droit International, Spécialité Droit du Commerce International) Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2009)

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

BOARDS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Ambassador for the Arbitration Academy (2013-present)

BAR ADMISSION

  • Panama

LANGUAGE

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

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