Antitrust & Competition

Since Panama’s National Assembly enacted Panama’s first competition law in 1996 (the current law was enacted in October 2007), we have been intensively involved in advising small, medium, and large companies, as well as foreign and local investors on compliance with the law, and in defense of claims denouncing unfair trade practices and forbidden mergers and concentrations.

Our Antitrust & Competition lawyers offer local experience and extensive knowledge of complex antitrust and competition regulations.

We can counsel clients during investigations for alleged violations of the law. In unison with our Administrative Department, we file appeals and perform antitrust audits to ensure client compliance.

Our team handles mergers and acquisitions, civil and commercial litigation, and everyday counseling for corporations worldwide. 

Our attorneys, under the direction of Mr. Jorge Molina Mendoza, who has experience derived from his previous functions as Judge of the Court of Appeals, specialize in these matters regarding the defense of competition and consumer protection, and can handle complex regulations and specifically, offer the following services:

Legal advice in defense of competition and attend to the processes (administrative and judicial) on this matter.

Revision of contracts.

Manage authorizations and consultations before the competent administrative authorities on these matters.

Likewise, we have experience performing audits related to the practice area to ensure our clients comply with antitrust regulations. We have advised companies in various sectors, such as automotive, aeronautical, banking, and insurance.

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Jorge Molina CiArb.

Senior Partner

Carla Arritola

Associate