Mariano J. Oteiza I.


+507 205-6020

Born in the Republic of Panama on March 15th, 1962. 

Academic Instruction:                        

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Law, Cum Laude, Santa Maria La Antigua University, Panama, (1985). Thesis "Study on Mortgage Bonds and Recommendations for Adequate Laws in Panama".  
  • LL.M., Comparative and International Law, Southern Methodist University Law School, Dallas, Texas, USA (1986).

License Certificate: 1985


  • ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN, Partner since 1996
  • Legal Assistant, CAMERON, HORNBOSTELL, ADELLMAN & BUTTERMAN, New York, USA, 1984.
  • Director of Primer Banco de Ahorros (PRIBANCO), (1999 - 2000).
  • Director of Compañía Nacional de Seguros S.A. (CONASE), (1994 - 2001).
  • Alternate Director of Banco Internacional de Panamá (BIPAN),(1999 - 2002)
  • Alternate Representative to the Second Vice-Presidence of the Executive Council of Conciliation and Arbitration Center of Panamá (1995 - 1997)
  • Alternate Director of Banco Provincial de Ahorro (PROBANCO) - (1992 - 1995)
  • Director of Grupo Financiero Continental (2002 - 2007).

Memberships:  Panama Bar Association, President of the Civil Rights Commission and Professional Ethics Commission (1995 - 1997); International Law Association; International Lawyer Association of Panama (Director).

Areas of Practice:  Corporate Law; Contracts; Company Formation and Management for Multiple Jurisdictions; Panama Private Interest Foundations: Trust Services.

Languages:  English and Spanish.

Hobby: Sports.


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