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Dr. Alejandro Ferrer joined Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in 1998 as a Partner. Dr. Ferrer has advised domestic and international companies on a broad array of legal and commercial matters. Considered as a resourceful advisor for international commercial relations due to his vast experience in the field, Dr. Ferrer is also the author of Accession of Panama to the WTO: Implications for Developing Countries Joining the World Trade System.  Dr. Ferrer has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate, M&A and Dispute Resolution by Chambers & Partners, Finance and Corporate and Energy and Infrastructure by IFLR1000, and Dispute Resolution by Legal 500.

• Advised Celsia S.A., E.S.P, purchaser, as local counsel, in the acquisition of 51% of the issued and outstanding shares of Bahía Las Minas, the largest thermic power generator in Panama, as well as the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Alternergy, S.a., Suez Energy Central America, S.A. and Bontex, S.A., all property of Suez Energy International Luxembourg, seller, a subsidiary of GDF Suez, for USD$840 million, which is the largest private transaction in Panama in 2014;

• Advised First Quantum Minerals Ltd. as local counsel, in its US$5.1b acquisition of Inmet Mining Corp. which owns Minera Panamá and has one of the largest copper mine development projects in Latin America. This is believed to be the largest private M&A transaction in Panamanian history.

  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Energy & Infrastructure

  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Panama, 1990

  • Panama Bar Association
  • Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum
  • President of the Board of Directors, Amador Foundation - Biodiversity Museum (2006-2013)
  • Fellow, Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI)
  • Board of Directors, IES Honorary Business Representative for IE Singapore (in Panama) (2008-present)
  • Roster of Panelists for Dispute Settlement under the United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR FTA) (2011)
  • Foreign Relations Committee (1996-1999; 2008-2009)
  • Presidential Commission against Money Laundering (1998-1999)
  • Board of Directors, PSA Panama International Terminal, S.A. (2016-present)
  • Board of Directors, Petroamerica Terminal, S.A. (PATSA) (2017-present)

  • Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2000)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1992)
  • Fulbright Scholar (1991-1992)
  • Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama City, Panama (Summa Cum Laude, 1990)