Juan A. Tejada Mora

Of Counsel
juant@icazalaw.com

+507 205-6003

Born in the Republic of Panama on June 24th, 1935. 

Academic Instruction:

  • Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences at the University of Panama. Thesis: “Notes on Administrative Controversies”, 1959.
  • Master of Arts at University of Tennessee. Thesis: “Judicial Control of the Public Administration”, 1964.

License Certificate:  1960

Experience:

  • ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN, Partner since 1967.
  • Banco Nacional de Panama, Head of the Legal Department (1964 – 1967).
  • Supreme Court of Justice, Alternate Justice of the Panama Supreme Court of Justice, (1990 – 1999). 
  • Superintendency of Banks of Panama, Ad-honorem advisor on Money Laundering.  (2000).
  • Member of the Commission of Truth, regarding the crimes of the imposed military dictatorship from 1968 - 1989. "Final Report... The truth shall set you free."
  • Founding President of the Panama chapter of Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), 2004 – 2008.
  • Ad-honorem member of the commission appointed by the Panamanian Government for the drafting of a preliminary draft bill regarding the press, 1990. 
  • Legal Advisor of the Panamanian Government for the modifications of the Law Decree #9 of February 26th, 1998 whereby the banking system was amended and the Superintendence of Banks was established.
  • Participate in the elaboration of draft of laws: Trust Law, Leasing Law, Law to engage in the Legal Profession (1984), among others.

Academic Experience: 

  • Temporary Professor of Comparative Public Administration and Political Sciences, University of Panama, 1964-1967.
  • Speaker at local and international conferences in the subject of Trusts and Private Interest Foundations.

Areas of Practice:   Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Contracts; Insurance and Re-Insurance; Panama Private Interest Foundations; Panama Trusts; Trust Services.

Memberships:  Panama Bar Association (Vice President 1979 - 1980 & 1980 - 1981; Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). 

Languages: Spanish and English.

Hobbies and Activities: Panamanian history.