Senior Partner

Panama City

+507 205 7000

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Practice areas:

Capital markets

Industry sectors:

Technology and telecommunications

Eduardo de Alba joined the firm in 1975 and became a partner in 1984. Mr. de Alba is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

Mr. de Alba is a first class corporate lawyer, with an equally outstanding participation in the maritime, regulatory and litigation practice in the country.

Member of arbitration tribunals under Ad-Hoc rules in claims related to port construction and maritime transport; member of international commercial arbitration tribunal under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules of Arbitration (appointed upon designation of the Panamanian national chapter of the ICC) in an oil services contractual dispute under Venezuelan law, and in a separate dispute involving intellectual property rights; member of the legal team that represented Refinería Panamá, S. A., a Chevron/Texaco affiliate, in international arbitration proceedings against the Panamanian State for breach of a concession contract pursuant to the Rules of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (settled). 

  • Lecturer on Ship Finance, Maritime Law Graduate Program, Santa María La Antigua University (1994-1995) 
  • Member of the Presidential Commission that drafted constitutional amendments (Title XIV) on the Panama Canal and the Panama Canal Law (1992-1997) 
  • Participant, Committee Bareboat Charter Registry, International Chamber of Commerce, Commission of Sea Transport (1987-1988) 
  • Ad hoc Member of the Committee in charge of drafting Panama’s Code of Maritime Procedure (1982) and its amendments (1986) 
  • Delegate to the United Nations’ Conference on Conditions for Registration of Ships (1984-1985)

  • Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University (1975) 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Georgetown University (1972)

  • Director of Interlaw (1999- 2005)
  • President of Panama’s Maritime Law Association (1989-1990)

  • Government Contracts, Concessions and Privatizations
  • Government Permits and Administrative Matters
  • Media and Communications
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint-Ventures
  • Public Utilities
  • Shipping Litigation