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Anti-Counterfeiting workshop at IACC Latin America Training in Colombia

June 28th, 2017

Recently, the IACC (International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition) held a Latin-American Training in Bogotá, Colombia. The event consisted of a series of presentations and workshops at the National Customs Department. Hugo Morán R., partner at Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Alemán, gave a presentation and directed a workshop in representation of our clients UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories LLC) and […]

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Unjustified tardiness as justified cause of dismissal: interpretation and analysis

June 19th, 2017

Recently, the Superior Labor Court of Panama, by ruling in second instance (appeal) on the labor complaint for unjustified dismissal filed against a Colon Free Zone company, declared fully justified the dismissal of an employee who had repeated unjustified tardiness and, consequently, acquitted the defendant company of all liability towards the economic claims of the […]

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Myths and realities of Panamanian Corporations

May 24th, 2017

During the last months the reader surely has come across diverse and perhaps incompatible information on the legal framework regarding the creation of corporations and private interest foundations. In such a context, it is not surprising to see a variety of questions arise. With this article, I intend to contribute to this debate with some […]

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Panama as an added value to SEM companies: a reflection 10 years later

April 24th, 2017

Ten years have elapsed since the enactment of Law 41 of 2007, whereby the Special System for the establishment and operation of Multinational Corporations Headquarters (SEM) was created in Panama. As of that date, 134 licenses have been issued for SEM companies in Panama, according to data from the Multinational Corporation Directorate of the Ministry […]

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World Trademark Review Ranking

March 6th, 2017

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has once again been recognized as a leading intellectual property law firm, ranking for the fourth consecutive year in the “Gold” category of the World Trademark Review (WTR 1000), an independent publication which annually issues a ranked guide of outstanding providers in legal services for Intellectual property. In its statement, WTR […]

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April 21st, 2016

Background   Law 42 of 2000 established the measures for preventing the money laundering crime and establishes the obligations applicable to the banks and trust companies to maintain due diligence and care in their operations to avoid that through this manner operations are executed with unlawful funds. Meanwhile, the Superintendence of Banks (hereinafter the SB) […]

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SEM Conference

November 2nd, 2015

On October 28th took place the second day of our update session entitled ” Régimen especial de sede de empresas multinacionales (SEM) ” organized by Icaza , Gonzalez -Ruiz & Aleman aimed at multinational companies and dictated by our lawyers Javier Vallarino, Ana Graciela Medina , Jordana Fasano and Ayleen Quintero. The event, held at […]

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Gabriela Tejada de Britton – BEST LAWYERS®

October 23rd, 2015

ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN, is pleased to announce that our partner, Gabriela Tejada de Britton, has been listed for the second year in THE BEST LAWYERS INTERNATIONAL® 2016 edition, Panama Chapter. This recognition is based on a peer review process regarding her IP practice and professional abilities. Gabriela Tejada de Britton is responsible for the […]

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“Best of the Best Latin America” – Gabriela Tejada de Britton

September 24th, 2015

ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN is pleased to announce that Expert Guides, a publication of the Legal Media Group have included our partner, Head of the Intellectual Property Department, Gabriela Tejada de Britton in the areas of “Best of the Best Latin America” and “Women in Business Law”. For 20 years Expert Guides have been researching […]

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Essential Steps – MIGRATION

September 22nd, 2015

Essential Steps to apply for an immigration status in Panama Request your criminal record. The criminal record is a document that you shall need for any immigration status you want to apply. You can request it in your country of birth or the country in which you currently reside (in this case, you shall also have to provide a copy […]

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