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Junior Associate

Practice Areas

LUIGI IOVANE DE PUY

Luigi is a member of the firm since 2015 when he joined the firm as a paralegal less than a week after graduating from high school as valedictorian of his class.

During his time as a paralegal and while in Law School, Luigi worked closely with our Corporate, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, and Arbitration & Litigation Departments, and from time to time also handled cases from our Aerospace & Aviation, Estate Planning & Private Client, Immigration, and Mergers & Acquisitions Departments.

Luigi focuses his practice in Corporate and Estate Planning matters, as well as in local and international Arbitration.

He has experience advising local and international companies, family groups, family businesses, corporations, law firms, banks and insurance companies, in regulatory matters, particularly in challenging sanctions imposed by local authorities, with a focus in penalties related to environmental regulation and debt-related issues, as well as in general civil procedure and commercial matters, including disputes in family-owned companies, contracts, wills and probate, property, consumer protection, shipping and environmental issues.

He also advises clients in consumer protection matters, including telecommunications, automotive, aviation and logistics companies.

He can provide an efficient representation because of his experience incorporating and handling Panamanian corporations, limited liability companies, private interest foundations, drafting wills, and performing corporate due diligence processes.

Education

  • Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama (Licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas, 2020) (Summa Cum Laude)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Relevant Transactions

  • Current representation of a local family-owned company with a majority participation in a company specializing in sugar production. We are representing the company before the courts and a regulatory agency in numerous multi-million-dollar disputes with one of the shareholders.
  • Current representation in court of a foreign energy company in recovering a multi-thousand-dollar debt from a Panamanian client.
  • Current representation before the Panama shipping courts of an international insurance company against multi-thousand-dollar claims arising from marine accidents.
  • Corporate restructuring in 2019 of more than fifteen Panama entities with multi-million-dollar assets in Panama. Our client had high expenses related to having a high number of entities. To reduce these expenses, we proposed a complete restructuring of the corporate structure, which has maximized our client’s investments in Panama prime real estate.
  • Representation of the majority shareholders of a local family-owned conglomerate in a dispute with a minority shareholder in 2018. Our representation included acting in more than fifty complaints that were filed because of the multi-million-dollar dispute, which was settled for a confidential amount.