JUAN PABLO FABREGA


Practice Experience
Juan Pablo was an appointed Ambassador of Panama on Special Mission to the Vatican and the Russian Federation in 1994. He was “Attaché ad honorem” at the Embassy of Uruguay in Panama from 1991 to 2005.

He is a member of the Panama Bar Association; the Panamanian Association of Industrial Property (Board Member from 1988 to 1990); the Inter-American Bar Association, The Offshore Institute; The Center for International legal Studies; Rotary Club of Panama (Board Member from 1995 to 1996) and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation of Panama. He is a Board Member of several Banking and Financial Entities. Since 2007, he has been appointed as member of the Ad Hoc Commission that by law has to look after transparency in the handling of the expansion project of the Panama Canal Commission.

From August 2004 he is accredited as Arbitrator before the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of Panama, part of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama and before the Center of Dispute Resolutions, part of the Panamanian Chamber of Construction. He represents the firm as co-founder of the Panama chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Chambers Global Panama 2015 and Chambers Latin America Panama 2015 say: “Experienced founding partner Juan Pablo Fabrega is recognized by sources as a solid practitioner. His broad practice spans the ranges of banking and corporate matters”

He is seen by sources as the leader at this firm, describing him as “hard-working, always available, and a top lawyer in his areas.” He is also noted for his academic works relating to Panamanian corporate law.

Publications
Author of several legal publications such as: “Mergers and Acquisitions in Panama” published in Latin Finance (1996), “Panama Corporations: Their Usefulness, Advantages and Benefits“, private publication of Fabrega, Molino & Mulino; “Substantive Law on Industrial Property in Panama“; “Panama’s Substantive Law on Captive Insurance Company“; and “Private Foundations as a Mechanism for Estate Planning and Inheritance Succession“. He has been a lecturer in corporative matters before several business organizations.

He has also published the books “Shareholder Rights and the Condition of Minorities in Panama Corporations”, awarded by the Inter-American Bar Association as “2006 Best Book Award” and “Treatise on Panama Corporations”, awarded by the Inter-American Bar Association as second place as “Best Book Award 2008”, “The Panamanian Private Interest Foundation as Subject of Banking Relationships for Estate Planning and Hereditary Succession (2010), 1st Place of the Second Edition of the Contest on Law Monographs for Senior Lawyers of the Latin American Committee of Financial Law (COLADE)” of the Latin American Federation of Banks (FELABAN)”, 2nd edition published in 2015 and his last publication named “Corporate Arbitration” 2015.

Education

  • Santa Maria La Antigua University, Panama (LL.B., 1986).
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (LL.M in Comparative International Law, 1987)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English