Khatiya Asvat


Partner

 

Khatiya has a decade of experience, providing legal advice to local and international clients on Administrative Law, Commercial, Special Economic Zones, Telecommunications and IT.

She has guided Fortune 500 companies in the apparel, telecommunications and construction industries to set up operations in Panama. Khatiya also advises regularly in commercial transactions and real estate matters.

Khatiya has participated in high level corporate and financial transactions, including one of the most complex corporate restructuring cases in Latin America, in which Patton, Moreno & Asvat  provided the necessary legal platform to safeguard the operational continuity of one of Panama's most emblematic retail companies, and preventing the costliest bankruptcy proceeding ever to be initiated in Panama.  

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua (LL.B, 2007) and obtained an LLM Degree at Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts (2008). She studied at the International Law Institute - Washington 2007, on the Orientation of the Legal System of the United States of America.  Khatiya is admitted to the Panama Bar (2007) and the New York Bar (2009).

Member of the Panama Bar Association, the International Bar Association IBA); the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Panama Chapter, Tax Committee; the American Chamber of Commerce - Panama, Real Estate Committee; the Harvard Club of Panama (Secretary 2013 – 2015); and member of the Advisory Board of King's College.

She is a contributor to some of the most prestigious legal guides, such as: “Benchmarking PPP Procurement”, published by the World Bank; our firm’s Doing Business in Panama Guide;  the Panama Chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law” and the Panama Chapter of  “Aircraft Finance”.  Also, the Doing Business Guide of the World Bank, and Co-author of the Panama Chapter of the publications  Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement and Dispute Resolution, 2018.

Licensed as Real Estate broker.

Languages: Spanish and English.