Senior Associate

Practice Areas

LOURDES BISHOP

Lourdes Bishop is a Senior Associate at FABREGA MOLINO. Her practices focuses on providing assistance and guidance to resolve labor issues in companies that have special tax regimes, as well as in local and multinational companies. As a Labor Law specialist with more than 17 years of experience, she has handled high profile cases from which strategies have emerged that seek the good management of the most valuable intangible asset of a company, people.

During her practice she has advised several companies, representing clients before the Public Administration Authorities in Labor matters such as the Ministry of Labor and the Labor Courts. She also provides information on the rights and duties of employers and employees in order to prevent future conflicts in the employee-employer relationship.

Lourdes assists companies to obtain a Regional Offices of Multinational Corporations license (SEM). She has lectured conferences on administrative matters to public officials in the interior of the Republic, conferences on labor and immigration rights to students of the University of La Sabana of Bogotá. Lourdes is Member of the Social Responsibility Committee of FABREGA MOLINO by which render Pro Bono legal services in favor of foundations and non-profit associations focused on children.

 

Education

  • University of Panama, Panama (LL.B., 2001).

  • University of Louisville, Panama (Master Administration and Entrepreneurship, 2004).

  • Interamerican University, Panama(Diploma in Labor Law (2010).

  • Columbus University. Master of Higher Education, in course.

Languages

  • Spanish (Authorized Public Translator)
  • English (Authorized Public Translator)

Memberships & Associations

  • Women in the Profession – Panama Chapter
  • National Association of Jurists
  • Panama Bar Association

Publications

  • Legal regime of The Visas of Immigrants for Foreigners that work in Panama.
  • Keys to potentiate and use the maximum benefits that offers to have a SEM License.
  • Labor and Employment, Aspects of Corporate Transaction.

Relevant Transactions

  • Legal advice on Negotiations of the Union of a multinational company;
  • Assisting international companies in transferring its employees to commercial partners;
  • Accompanying our clients in labor issues on merge and acquisition’s processes;
  • Processing of two new SEM companies in Panama;
  • Litigation of plural labor process before labor court and the Supreme Court of Justice;
  • Providing legal assistance on cases related to Labor Harassment;
  • Accompanying our clients in the creation and registration of the Special Hygiene and Health Committee.