Arias & Muñoz continues its regional expansion and this time, strengthens its Panama partnership with the addition of the renowned litigation lawyer Jorge Molina Mendoza.
"We welcome Jorge, confident that his experience, skills and trajectory will allow us to further expand the quality of the services we provide to our clients," said Gisela Porras, Managing of Arias & Muñoz Panama.
Molina Mendoza, who has joined the firm from June 2014 as Partner and Head of the Litigation and Arbitration practice, has over 20 years of experience in the field, having held important positions in public and private sectors, among which stands out his work as Legal Adviser to the Ministry of the Presidency of Panama, Magistrate of the Third Superior Court of the First Judicial District and Partner at recognized Panamanian legal firms.
Attorney Molina Mendoza earned his degree in Law and Political Science at Universidad de Panamá in 1990, a Finance MBA from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología in Costa Rica, a Master’s Degree in Economic Law from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, Specialization in Public Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia and specialization courses in Law, Politics and Criminology, among other technical studies.
His leadership in the first two arbitration trials won by the Panamanian government in its country’s history stands out as a major milestone in his impeccable career; Molina is also recognized for leading the most highly valued cases of bankruptcy and Antitrust in Panama.
"My incorporation as Partner at Arias & Muñoz is - for me - an opportunity to add value to the most important law firm in Central America and complete my career development in this firm”, expressed Jorge Molina.
In addition to his experience in Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Jorge has renowned expertise in multiple areas of the legal practice, reason why his addition to the team at Arias & Muñoz Panama reaffirms the office’s position as one of the mayor law firms in the country, that since its opening in 2011 has been led by partners Gisela Porras and Siaska SSS Lorenzo.
About Arias & Muñoz
For over 70 years, Arias & Muñoz has been at the forefront of the Central American legal market, noted for its excellence in customer service, efficient solutions and their Corporate Social Responsibility. It is a solid and innovative company that continues to develop its influence throughout the region. Truly, a firm with no borders, Arias & Muñoz has 8 offices fully integrated in the six Central American countries, providing its clients with the coordination and management of regional affairs handled from a single point and through a single contact.
Arias & Muñoz has been recognized with the following awards:
· 2014, 2013 and 2012 Best Firm in Central America and Panama at the Women in Business Law Awards by IFLR;
· 2013, 2012 and 2011 Customer Service Award by Chambers Latin America;
· 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009 Firm of the Year in El Salvador by Chambers Latin America;
· 2009 Firm of the Year in Central America by Chambers Latin America;
· 2008 Firm of the Year in Central America by IFLR;
· 2007 Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer;
· 2006 Firm of the Year in Central America by Chambers Global.
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