In the last few years, the Panamanian Government has been approving a series of regulations relating to economic competition matters, regulated public services and protection to users and consumers. These legal provisions have empowered different regulatory entities such as the Free Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission, the Public Services Regulatory Entity, and the Bank Superintendence, to exercise a level of control on the development of certain administrative proceedings.
ICAZA, GONZALEZ-RUIZ & ALEMAN has a team of expert lawyers who are specialized in dealing with current regulations applicable to the aforesaid free competition and consumer protection matters. We have acted for complainants and respondents.
In this context, we represent banks and providers of other services to the public, and in particular we can offer preventive advice to help contain any risk related to possible actions. In this area we often support the Banking and Finance as well as the Communications and IT teams.
Among others, we handle administrative proceedings before the Free Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission as well as those proceedings arising from complaints filed by users of banking and public services which we handle before the Regulatory Entity and the Bank Superintendence, respectively. Additionally, our department has experience in judicial proceedings, on related matters.