Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán wins ‘Panama firm of the year’ at Managing IP Americas Awards 2022

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has been named Panama’s Firm of the Year at the Managing IP Americas Awards 2022.

 

Now in its seventeenth edition, the Managing IP Awards celebrate remarkable Intellectual Property achievements by law firms and in-house teams in more than fifty jurisdictions.

 

The first installment of the Managing IP Awards 2022, focused on the Americas, took place on April 7 in New York where the achievements of the winning firms were recognized and celebrated.

 

Learn more about the awards and read the full list of winners by clicking on the following link: Managing IP Americas Awards 2022.

 

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán ranked by The Legal 500

Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán ranked in the tenth edition of The Legal 500 Latin America.

 

Our firm has the pleasure to share that it has been recognized in multiple practice areas in the tenth edition of The Legal 500 Latin America rankings.

The departments ranked this year are the following:

  • Intellectual Property – Tier 2
    • Gabriela Tejada de Britton – Leading Individual
    • Fernando González-Ruiz – Rising Star
  • Capital Markets – Tier 2
  • Corporate and M&A – Tier 2
  • Banking & Finance – Tier 3
  • Transport: Shipping – Tier 3

To read testimonials from the rankings and view the key members in each department, click on the images below.

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Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán ranked in Chambers Latin America 2022

The Chambers Latin America 2022 guide has, once again, highlighted Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán by ranking the firm in two practice areas for the Panama chapter and recommending our attorneys as leaders in their fields. The areas of practice in which the firm was ranked are:

  • Banking and Finance (Band 3)
  • Intellectual Property (Band 2)

Our lawyers ranked in the guide are:

Chambers and Partners is a prestigious legal service guide, that identifies and ranks the most prominent law firms and lawyers in more than 180 jurisdictions around the world.

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán named Panama’s firm of the year at the Managing IP awards 2021

Managing IP Americas Awards 2021 names Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán Panama’s Firm of the Year

 

We have the honour to announce that on April 7, 2021, Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán was recognized by the Managing IP Americas Awards 2021 as Firm of the Year in Panama. The awards recognize remarkable intellectual property achievements by law firms and in-house teams during the past year.

 

We thank Managing IP for this recognition, and we congratulate our Intellectual Property Team for their hard work and commitment to our clients, which earned them this achievement. 

 

About the Managing IP Awards

Managing IP launched its awards programme in 2006. The ceremony attracts hundreds of guests from private practice and in-house as well as prominent figures in the IP industry. It is regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. In total, more than 1,000 guests attended the ceremonies in 2019 and 2020.

 

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán recognized in Chambers Global 2021

Chambers Global Guide 2021 Ranking

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has once again been ranked in the Chambers Global Guide, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world.
In this year’s edition, our attorneys ranked by the publication were the following:

The firm’s Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property departments were also ranked by the publication.

 

We congratulate our lawyers and their teams on this achievement.

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán ranked Gold band firm by WTR 1000 2021

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has been ranked for an eighth consecutive year in the World Trademark Review 1000. In the 2021 edition, the firm maintains its Gold Band ranking. The publication also highlights our Head of Intellectual Property, Gabriela Tejada de Britton, and Fernando González-Ruiz as leading individuals in the gold and silver bands, respectively. Moreover, Moisés Iván Rivera makes his debut in the publication this year, alongside Mariela De La Guardia Oteiza.

 

The publication provided the following review on the firm’s Intellectual Property team and its services:

“Respected by examiners, judges and customs agents alike, Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán has all bases covered when it comes to trademark practice. The IP team, led by Gabriela Tejada De Britton, is well equipped to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of even the most exacting rights holders. De Britton is one of Panama’s most creative thinkers on brands and an engine of a prosecution unit which registers rights with striking efficiency. Expertise in anti-counterfeiting is another major selling point: Fernando González-Ruiz and Moises Ivan Rivera closely monitor the market and act decisively to eliminate fakes for high-profile players such as Hewlett Packard and Dreamworks Animation. González-Ruiz is distinguished by his enforcement versatility and is instructed by household names including Jaguar Land Rover and Swatch. “Rivera connects closely with clients, which enhances his strategic efficacy”; he acts for Unilever and Global Bank Corporation, among others. He makes his WTR 1000 debut this year alongside recently promoted partner Mariela De La Guardia Oteiza, who dispenses holistic advice on diverse branding problems.”

 

 

 

About WTR 1000

The WTR 1000 research directory focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.  The WTR 1000  ranking shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. 

Gabriela Tejada de Britton recognized in WTR Global Leaders

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán is pleased to announce that our partner Gabriela Tejada de Britton was included in the World Trademark Review (WTR) Global Leaders 2020 edition, which identifies the best of the best in trademark practice.

 

Head of the IP Division of the firm, Gabriela handles and provides expert counseling for the trademark portfolio of local and multinational companies in a wide range of sectors which include, among others, beauty and personal care, pharmaceutical, automobile, retail, luxury goods, food and beverages, finance and entertainment.

 

Counseling includes trademark and copyright licensing, franchising, trademark enforcement, trademark and patent prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings.

 

About WTR Global Leaders

WTR Global Leaders is an important publication that gathers the world’s top law firm and corporate trademark experts drawing on research from the WTR 1000 and WTR 300.

To be included in WTR Global Leaders, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the WTR 1000, which is a research directory focused exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, that identifies the leading players in 80 key jurisdictions globally.

Chambers & Partners Global 2020

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has been ranked in Chambers Global 2020, which assesses the reputations and expertise of business lawyers worldwide. The rankings are determined by technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

Read Chambers’ review of our ranked departments below:

 

Corporate/Commercial
Renowned firm with a strong track record assisting clients with commercial contracts and stock purchase agreements. The team possesses notable expertise in corporate restructuring for financial entities. Also gets widespread recognition for its niche expertise in acting for state-owned entities. The firm also possesses a noteworthy regulatory practice in the banking and finance arena, while also offering a broad expertise in the dispute resolution field.

 

Gabriel González-Ruiz wins recognition from market commentators as “very active.” He is noted for his experience advising state bodies on a range of financing matters. His experience further extends to the corporate and M&A space, where he is recommended by clients for being “a lawyer with many years of experience who is highly active and very capable.” Department head Marisol Ellis is hailed by sources as “a very good lawyer.” One interviewee particularly appreciates her “expansive knowledge, great work ethic and ability to work under pressure,” while another highlights her “personalised service and immediate availability for our needs.”

 

Intellectual Property Department
Well-reputed team with capabilities running the gamut of IP mandates. Acts as counsel to well-known multinational clients, from sectors including TMT, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. Provides expertise on trade mark registrations and litigation, along with anti-counterfeiting matters.

Head of department Gabriela Tejada de Britton is hailed as “very good” by sources, who also highlight the scope of her IP practice. She is “knowledgeable, objective and focused,” interviewees state.

 

Shipping Department

Active shipping practice known to handle both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Focuses on issues related to the cruise ship industry, including labour law, as well as registering and re-registering fishing vessels and luxury yachts.

 

Alexis Herrera is noted by sources for his activity in shipping litigation. He is also experienced acting on non-contentious matters, including regulatory issues related to permitting. Joel Medina is recognised by a market observer for being “highly experienced” in this area. He boasts expertise in both transactional and regulatory shipping matters, including ship financing work.

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán ranked in Chambers Latin America 2021

The Chambers Latin America 2021 guide has, once again, highlighted Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán by ranking the firm in five practice areas for the Panama chapter and recommending our attorneys as leaders in their fields. The areas of practice in which the firm was ranked are:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Projects & Energy

Our lawyers ranked in the guide are:

Chambers and Partners is a prestigious legal service guide, that identifies and ranks the most prominent law firms and lawyers in more than 180 jurisdictions around the world.

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