Partners

Woodrow De Castro (R.I.P.)

woodrow

Founding Partner

May 4, 1918 – 1998

Admitted: 1944, U.S. District Court, Canal Zone; 1946, Republic of Panama.

Areas of Practice: Admiralty and Maritime Law

Education: Southwestern University, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. (LL.B., 1942)

Memberships: Canal Zone Bar Association; National Bar Association of Panama (Life Member); International Maritime Comittee Member (1985); Faculty Member, Maritime Law Institute, Tulane University (1983).

Others: Member of the Presidential Commission, which drafted Law 8 of 1982, creating both the Maritime Court and Maritime Procedural Code of Panama, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague (1990-1998); Member of the National Council for Foreign Relations (1990-1994); Founding Member for ILDEA.

David Robles, OBE (R.I.P.)

Founding Partner

June 22, 1933 – August 5, 2014

Admitted: 1955, U.S. District Court, Canal Zone; 1956, Republic of Panama; 1958, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, New Orleans, Louisiana; 1960, U.S. Supreme Court

Areas or Practice: Admiralty and Maritime Law, International Law, Corporate Law, Vessel and Mortgage Registration.

Education: La Salle Extension University, Chicago, IL, U.S.A. (LL.B., 1956)

Memberships: Canal Zone Bar Association (Vice-President, 1960; President, 1961); National Bar Association of Panama (Life Member); Comité Maritime International (Titular Member); Maritime Law Association of the United States; Maritime Law Association of Panama (Life Member).

Others: Member of the Presidential Commission, which drafted Law 8 of 1982, crating both the Maritime Court and Maritime Procedural Code of Panama, Vice-president (1960) and President (1961) of the Canal Zone Bar Association, Order of the British Empire.
Languages: English and Spanish

Gabriel Ramón Sosa De la Guardia

Partner

Email: sosa@decastro-robles.com

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Born: Panama City, Panama, May 4, 1968

Admitted: 1993, Republic of Panama, and Louisiana, U.S.A.

Areas or Practice: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Transportation Law and Cargo Claims, Corporate and Commercial Law.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage; Juris Doctor of Laws Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.

Memberships: Panama Chamber of Shipping (Board Member 2009), Panama Maritime Law Association, National Bar Association, Maritime Law Association of the United States of America, Louisiana State Bar Association.

Other: Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Norway in Panama. Vice-President, 2002-2005; Director, 2009-2010, Panama Maritime Chamber.

Languages: Spanish and English

Eduardo Antonio Real Solis

Partner

Email: real@decastro-robles.com

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Born: Panama City, Panama, January 4, 1968

Admitted: 1995, U.S. Virgin Islands; 1996, Republic of Panama

Areas of Practice: Admiralty and Maritime Law, International Law, Vessel and Mortgage Registration, Cargo Claims, Charter Parties.

Education: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York (B.S. Marine Transportation, 1990) Third Mate, Unlimited Tonnage, U.S. Coast Guard; Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Juris Doctor 1993.

Memberships: National Bar Association of Panama; Maritime Law Association of Panama; Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Languages: English and Spanish

Alberto Lopez Tom

 

Partner

Email: lopez@decastro-robles.com

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Born: Panama City, Panama, January 4, 1975

Admitted: 1999, Republic of Panama

Areas of Practice: Civil and Maritime Litigation, Banking Law, International Trade And Finance

Education: University of Panama Law School (Bachelor of Laws and Political Sciences); Technologic University of Panama, Faculty of Industrial Engineering (Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Business Administration); University of Nottingham, England, School of Law (Master of Laws in International Commercial Law)

Memberships: Appointed Adjunct External Fellow of the Centre for Maritime Law of the National University of Singapore (2015-2018), National Bar Association of Panama; Maritime Law Association of Panama (Director 2008-2011; President 2010-2011).

Other: Authorized Public Translator; Former Professor of Maritime Law, MBA Programme, Latin American University of Foreign Trade, Panama City. Former Professor of Commercial Law and International Trade Law, Latin American University of Foreign Trade, Panama City.

Languages: English and Spanish

Maria Lourdes Galan Diaz

Partner

Emailgalan@decastro-robles.com

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Born: Panama City, Panama, May 26, 1980

Admitted: 2003, Republic of Panama

Education: Catholic University Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama (Bachelor of Laws and Political Science, Magna cum laude, 2003); University of Nottingham, England, School of Law (LL.M., International Commercial Law, 2004); Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (Foundations of American Law & Legal Education Program, 2004); Boston University, Boston, USA, School of Law (LL.M., Banking and Financial Law, 2005)

Areas of Practice: Maritime Law and Litigation, Project Finance, International Law, Banking Law, Administrative Law, Administrative Claims against the Panama Canal.

Memberships: National Bar Association of Panama; Maritime Law Association of Panama.

Other: Fulbright Scholar. Fulbright Alumni Association Panama, (Director 2006). Anglo-Panamanian Alumni Association, (Director 2008). Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), Panama Chapter, (Director 2010-2011).

Languages: English and Spanish