Javier José Vallarino


+507 2056010

Born in the Republic of Panama, July 8th, 1970. 

Academic Instruction:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Law and Political Science, Universidad Santa María la Antigua, Panama, (1997). Thesis: “Amendments to the Individual Labor Right Introduced by Law 44 of August 12, 1995”.
  • Postgraduate studies in Labor Law, University Santa María la Antigua Panamá, (1998).

License Certificate: 1997


    Partner since 2019.
    Associate (2008 - 2018). In charge of the Labor Law Department.
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama
    Legal advisor in Labor Law since 2009.
    Minimum Wage Commission, Alternate Commissioner, (2013).
    Special Commission for the Bargaining table regarding Law 30, Main member, (2010).
  • Grupo Melo 
    Director of Labor Relations Department (1997 – 2002 / 2004 - 2008).
  • Rivera, Bolívar y Castañedas
    Labor Lawyer (1993 - 1997 / 2002 – 2004).
  • Rosas y Rosas
    Legal Assistant (1993).
  • Central Industrial Chiricana
    Sales Supervisor (1990 – 1992). 
  • Administración de Seguros, S.A. (ASSA)
    Assistant to the Risk Department (1990).

Practice Area: Labor Law: Advisor on labor issues, queries, procedures, conciliation, negotiations, claims and labor litigation.  

Memberships: Panama Bar Association; Panamanian Academy of Labor Law; Board of Directors of the National Association of Human Resources Professionals (ANREH).


  • “Merger of Corporations”. Economic Bulletin of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama, Third Quarter, 1994.
  • “Amendments to the Labor Code”. Special Bulletin  (Report) of Rivera, Bolívar y Castañedas.  August 1995.
  • “Amendments to the Individual  Right to Work  Introduced by Law 44 of August 12th, 1995”. Graduation project. January 1997.
  • “The Labor Mobility in the Panamanian Legislation”. Special Bulletin (Report) of Rivera, Bolívar y Castañedas. June 1997.
  • “Globalization of the Economy: Its Impact in the Employment, Union Activity and Bargainig Process”. Special Bulletin (Report)  of Rivera, Bolívar y Castañedas.  December 1998.
  • “Considerations Regarding the Possible Increase of Minimun Wave: The Reality of an Inconvenient Decision”. (E-MAGAZINE) “Legislación y Economía” of Rivera, Bolívar y Castañedas. August 2002.
  • “Trusted Worker”, monograph included in the literary work “Contratos y Regímenes Laborales Especiales” compiled by Professor Ricardo Lachman. October 2002.
  • “Disciplinary Measures: Concept, Characteristics and Limits Seth Forth on the Labor Code”. Magazine “Enlace” of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama. December, 2003.
  • “Recent Legislatives Amendments, and their Impact in the Concept of Wage”. Magazine “Recurso Humano Positivo”. May, 2006.
  • “Contributions to the Social Security Institution: The Conflict of the Thirteenth Month vs. Representation Expenses”. Monograph included in the literary work “Revista Jurídica Panameña” compiled by Panama Association of Financial and Tax Law. January 2009.

Language: Spanish, English.

Hobbies and Activities: Soccer, sports, reading and writing.


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