Brett Patton



February 19, 1951 - November 14, 2017


  • Louisiana, U.S.A. (1976)
  • Panama Canal Zone (1977)
  • Panama, Republic of Panama (1981)



  • Loyola University (B.B.A. in Economics).
  • Tulane University (J.D.), Blue Key Phi; Alpha Delta.

Practices as a Foreign Law Consultant in London, England (Law Society - Foreign Lawyers' Section), since 1977.
Lecturer, Business Law, Florida State University, Panama Branch, 1980.
Delegate, United Nations Conference on Conditions for Registration of Ships, 1985.
Ambassador of the Republic of Panama on Special Mission to Europe, 1990.
Honorary Legal Advisor to her Majesty’s Ambassador to Panama as of 2011.



  • "Law of Trusts, Panama", Barry Spitz Thesaurus of World Tax Data, Volume 11, Isle of Man, February 1988.
  • "Registration, Security and Enforcement of Aircrafts in Panama", Richard Hames and Graham McBain, Aircraft Finance, Klumer Academic Publishers London, 1988.
  • "Section on Panama", Shipping Finance, Euromoney Publications P L C, London, 1991.
  • "Ship Mortgages Granted over Panamanian Flag Vessels", Shipping Finance Annual, Euromoney, London, 2003.



  • Panama Bar Association
  • Panama Maritime Law Association (President 1983-1985)
  • Latin American Institute for Advanced Studies (founding member)
  • Central British Chamber of Commerce (Director as of 1998 until dissolution)
  • Latin American Business Council (CEAL).
  • International Lawyers Association of Panama.



  • Chambers & Partners
  • Legal 500
  • IFL1000
  • Best Lawyers - Panama



  • Spanish and English.