JUAN PABLO FÁBREGA POLLERI

Juan Pablo Fabrega Polleri is a Senior Partner at FABREGA MOLINO. Juan Pablo represents clients from across America and Europe in banking law, commercial contracts, arbitration, corporate & commercial law, and mergers & acquisitions. He also acts as an expert witness on Panamanian corporate and contract matters.

Since 2018 has been president of the Sports Arbitration Commission of Panama, regent of the Court of Sports Arbitration of Panama (Tribunal de Arbitraje Deportivo de Panamá, TADPAN). From 2007 to 2017, he was a member of the Ad Hoc Commission that, by law,  ensured transparency in the execution of contracts associated with the expansion of the Panama Canal. Since August 2004, he has been accredited as an arbitrator before the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of Panama (Centro de Conciliación y Arbitraje de Panamá) and the Conflicts Resolution Center (Centro de Solución de Conflictos). Chambers Global, Chamber High Net Worth, and Chambers Latin America 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”. The sources see him as the leader of this firm, describing him as “hard-working, always available, and a top lawyer in his areas.” 

He is also known nationally for his academic works relating to Panamanian corporate law. He is the author of several publications in Panama’s corporation law and arbitration, some of which have received international awards by the Inter-American Bar Association.,.

Juan Pablo was appointed Ambassador of Panama on Special Mission to the Vatican and the Russian Federation in 1994. He has been the Honorary Consul of Uruguay in Panama since 2009; he is a Board Member of various banking and financial entities in Panamá.

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

Memberships & Associations

  • Panama Bar Association.
  • Spanish Arbitration Club.
  • International Commercial Chamber – Panama Chapter (Founder).
  • Inter-American Bar Association.
  • Rotary Club of Panama (Board Member from 1995 to 1996 and 2017 to 2019) and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation of Panama.
  • Panamanian Institute of Corporate Governance.

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.

Publications

  • Author of several legal publications, such as: “Mergers and Acquisitions in Panama” published in the magazine Latin Finance (1996), “Societies of Panama: their usefulness, advantages, and benefits,” a private publication of FABREGA MOLINO; “Substantive Law of Industrial Property in Panama,” “Panama’s Substantive Law in Captive Insurance Societies,” and “Private Foundations as a Heritage Planning Practice and Inheritance Succession.”
  • He has also published “Shareholder Rights and the Status of Minorities in Societies of Panama,” awarded by the Inter-American Bar Association as “Best Book Award 2006” and “Treaties of Corporations in Panama” awarded by The Inter-American Bar Association, second place as “Best Book Award 2008”. “The Panamanian Private Interest Foundation as Topic of Banking Relations of Estate Planning and Hereditary Succession” (2010), the first place of the second edition of the contest The Laws of Monographs for Senior Lawyers of the Latin American Committee on Financial Law (COLADE) of the Latin American Federation of Banks (FELABAN), second edition published in 2015 and its latest publication entitled “Corporate Arbitration” published in 2016, awarded of the third place of the “Book Award 2016” by the Inter-American Federation of Lawyers.