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Juan Antonio Alfaro H.


Juan Antonio is a Partner in the Commercial Department of the firm.

He specializes in representing major port terminals operators and key players in the hydrocarbons market. His extensive experience includes assisting clients in establishing and developing significant projects related to container ports, shipyards, and logistics parks in Panama.

Beyond his focus on port and industrial projects, Juan Antonio provides valuable advice on a wide range of commercial matters, including corporate governance, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, acquisitions, and commercial transactions.

He is widely recognized for his expertise in advising multinational companies as they establish operations in special economic areas and regimes such as the Colon Free Trade Zone, Panama Pacific Special Economic Area, Free Trade Zones, Multinational Enterprise Headquarters (SEM), and Multinational Manufacturing Enterprises (EMMA).

Furthermore, Juan Antonio serves as a general counsel for various sectors, including real estate developers, manufacturing, tourism entertainment, family offices, pharmaceuticals, retail, among others industries.

His active participation in drafting and discussing relevant sector regulations ensures that our clients receive comprehensive and strategic legal guidance.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science, Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua, 2005.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Northwestern University Law School, 2006.


  • Panamá, 2006


  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners as Up and Coming Partner in the Projects & Energy practice "Juan Antonio Alfaro is a great lawyer to work with; his knowledge of the resolution of matters is impeccable and his client service is unbeatable”. Projects & Energy client for Latin America
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 as Leading Individual in the Projects and Energy practice “I would like to highlight Juan Antonio Alfaro, the partner with whom I maintain the most contact, as an outstanding lawyer”. Projects & Energy client for Latin America
  • Ranked by IFLR 1000 as a Notable Practitioner.


  • Panama Bar Association.
  • American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).
  • British Chamber of Commerce (BRITCHAM).
  • Maritime Chamber of Panama.
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).


  • Spanish & English


Real Estate and Hospitality

Mergers and Acquisitions


Environment Law