Belisario J. Porras


Partner

 

Born Panama, Republic of Panama, June 15, 1970.

 

Admission:

  • Republic of Panama 1995.

 

Education:

  • Santa María La Antigua University, School of Law (Bachelor in Law and Political Sciences, 1994).
  • Boston University Law School, (LL.M. in International Banking Law, 1995);
  • Costa Rica University, Instituto Manuel María de Peralta (Master in Diplomacy and International Relations, 1997).
  • ULACEX  Panama- Santiago de Chile University (International Diploma in Negotiation, Treaties and International Trade, 2001);
  • Harvard University Law School (Program of Instruction for Lawyers- Negotiation Workshops, 2001).
  • Official Public Translator of the Republic of Panama (English-Spanish), 1995
  • Real Estate Broker License, 2003.

 

Author:

  • "Análisis Jurídico del Contrato de Depósito en Cuenta Corriente Bancaria en la Legislación Panameña", Thesis, 1994.
  • "The Central American Common Market: Panama's Alternatives for Economic Integration", Boston University, 1995.
  • "Panama's Mutual Funds Regulation in Comparison with U.S.A., Europe and Asia", Boston University, 1995.

 

Rankings:

  • Chambers & Partners
  • Legal500
  • IFLR1000
  • Who's Who Legal Central America – Transport
  • Best Lawyers in Panama – Lawyer of the Year 2017 (Maritime Law)

 

Member:

  • Panama Bar Association
  • Panama Maritime Law Association - APADEMAR (President 2016 – 2017)
  • Maritime Chamber of Panama
  • Panama-British Chamber of Commerce
  • Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law

 

Language:

  • Spanish, English, German (Intermediate) and French (Basic).