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Juan Francisco Pardini

Born in Panama, Republic of Panama, December 1, 1954.

Admitted to the bar, 1977, Panama. 

  • Education:
    • University of Panama (Licenciate in Law and Political Sciences, 1977).
    • Tulane University (LL.M., 1978).
    • University of Madrid, PhD studies (1980).

 

 

  • International Practice: Thelen Reid & Priest, New York, 1980-82.

 

  • Member:
    • Panama Bar Association
    • Panama – Canada Chamber of Commerce (President 2005-2017)
    • American Chamber of Commerce of Panama (President 1995-1996)
    • Panama Council for Investment & Development of Panama (President 1995-2004)
    • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chairman, Panama Chapter.
    • US-Panama Business Council (former member, Board of Directors)
    • Japan-Panama Friendship Association (former member, Board of Directors)
    • American Bar Association, Chairman, Energy & Natural Resources Committee, ABA (2000-2003)
    • Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

 

  • Other:       
    • Ambassador of Panama for Trade Matters 1993-95
    • Honorary Consul of Malaysia to Panama

 

  • Areas of Experience
    • Corporate / Transactional
    • Foreign Investments / Joint Ventures / M&As
    • Aviation & Maritime - Transactional
    • Energy / Mining / Petroleum
    • Foundations /Trusts / Taxation
    • Family Offices

 

  • Representative Experience
    • Merger of airline companies 
    • Corporate restructuring of major Middle East group with multinational operations
    • Gold mining exploration joint ventures for Canadian and Panamanian groups
    • Multiple hydroelectric projects with transactional matters for US group
    • Corporate legal opinions for European bank
    • International tender offer and corporate work for French solar power company
    • Set up of Multi-Family Office for European group.
    • Structuring of multiple trust and foundations for Cyprus/Russian group

 

  • Awards & Recognition
    • Private Client 2019 – Dr. Juan F. Pardini by Getting the Deal Through
    • Global Leader - Private Client 2019 - Dr. Juan F. Pardini by Who's Who Legal
    • National Leader - Central America 2019 - Private Client by Who's Who Legal
    • National Leader - Central America 2019 - Environment, Energy & Natural Resources by Who's Who Legal
    • Lawyers - Corporate and Regulatory by Citywealth Leaderslist 2019
    • Aviation & Maritime Law Firm of the Year in Panama by Corporate INTL Global Award 2019
    • Financial and Corporate 2019 by IFLR1000
    • Law Firm of the Year - Corporate and Litigation – Panama 2018 by Global 100
    • Best Foreign Investments Law Firm - Panama 2018 by M&A Awards of Acquisition International

 

  • Languages: Spanish and English


 

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