José Juan Marquez is a Senior Partner at FABREGA MOLINO. He focuses his practice on meeting the corporate and transactional needs of private equity sponsors and public and private companies in a variety of complex domestic and cross-border business transactions, including succession planning, private interest foundations, family private trust companies, trust and estate administration, and fiscal matters. He looks after individual clients and corporations’ affairs, planning all aspects of their structures, including onshore and offshore investments, advising on specific legal issues, and commercial and property matters.

Jose Juan is also active in real estate practice, including training, structuring, related transactions, and real property development. His clients include both national and international investors, companies, developers, financial institutions, and public sector entities in different industries. Throughout the years, the international publication Chambers Latin America Panama has recognized Jose Juan’s estate planning expertise, stating, “not only gives theoretical advice but always considers issues from a practical perspective.” The Legal 500 Panama recognized him in estate planning and real estate, stating, “Jose Juan Marquez brings estate planning expertise to the team” and “has a reputation for his specialist advice on transactional, development and environmental matters.”


  • Santa Maria La Antigua University, Panama (LL.B., 1990).
  • The University of Notre Dame, USA (LL.M, in International Comparative Law 1991)


  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association (ABA).
  • International Bar Association (IBA).
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Relevant Transactions

  • Legal advisors of several family groups and family-owned companies in the preparation of their succession planning strategy, transfer of control to the next generation, and review the organization of their assets, including the preparation of family/corporate governance strategies.
  • Legal advisors of various Latin-American families analyzing the succession planning strategy, transfer of control to the next generation, and reviewing the organization of the assets. These Latin American families were from the Dominican Republic. This advising was realized with a Dominican Law Firm.
  • Legal advisors of several clients concerning the preparation and drafting of wills complying with Colombian and Panamanian Law.


  • Panama’s New Law of Incentives to Tourism.
  • Juridical Stability of Investments.
  • Nullity of the Insurance Contract in General.