Joaquin De Obarrio



Joaquín has more than a decade of experience within the legal sector, specializing in Commercial Law, Administrative Law, Public Procurement, Tax Law, Litigation and Arbitration.

He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Sciences from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua; an L.L.M. in  Banking, Financial and Corporate Law from Tulane University, New Orleans (2015). 

Joaquín also has superior studies in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Accounting and Auditing, Business Enterprises, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law and the Practice Aspects of Hostile Acquisitions, European Union: Antitrust & Merger Control, Foreign Investment Law in China, International Trade, Finance & Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Regulation of Financial Institutions.

Joaquin is member of the Panama Bar Association; the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Panama Chapter, Arbitration Committee; the Maritime Chamber of Panama; the Panama Maritime Law Association (APADEMAR), member of the Board of Directors (2019-2020); and the Young Arbitrators Group (YAG) from the Center of Alternate Dispute Resolution (CESCON).  He was President of the Tulane Lawyers Association; Spanish Language trainer at the Tulane University, Business School, he is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the legal magazine GLAT Review.

Author: Co-author of the Panama Chapter of the publications Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement and Dispute Resolution, since 2018. The Shipping Guide of Chambers & Partners, 2019.

Languages:  English, Spanish and French (working knowledge).