Juan A. Tejada Mora

Of Counsel
Areas of Practice:
Corporate Law
+507 205-6003

Partner of counsel, Juan Tejada Mora specializes in Corporate Law.

He was the founding president of the Panama chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and he participated in the drafting of legislation of Trust Law and advised the government in the admendments to the legislation of the Banking system which established the Superintendence of Banks.

Juan also held the position of Alternate Justice of the Panama Supreme Court of Justice.

He is a member of the Panama Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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


  • 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.


  • Panama Bar Association (Vice President 1979 – 1980 & 1980 – 1981).
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
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