He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Panama in 1990, and later studied Law in Capital Markets, Banking and Maritime law at University College London, University of London, United Kingdom. (1990-1991).
He has been a partner of Tapia, Linares and Alfaro since 1992, was Deputy Minister of Education from July 2001 to January 2004, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama from April 2009 to April 2010, member of the editorial board of newspapers La Estrella de Panamá, founded in 1849 and second oldest in Latin America, and El Siglo, local tabloid founded in 1981, from 2004 to 2010, he has been Director of St. Georges Bank (https://www.stgeorgesbank.com/) since 2013, President of AEGIS ASSET ADVISORS INC.
(http://www.aaapanama.com/) , since 2014, a company with an investment adviser license from the Superintendence of Capital Markets of the Republic of Panama and President of Inmobiliaria San Felipe (http://www.sanfelipe.com.pa/), a real estate developer company, since 2012 to the present.
He practices areas are Arbitration, Banking law, Capital Markets, Company Incorporation, Energy Law, M&A, Project Finance, Tax and Trust and Estates.
He is an active member of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives, the National Bar Association, the American Chamber of Commerce of Panama, the Panamanian Association of Maritime Law, Panamá’s Association of International Tax and Financial law, STEP chapter of Panama, Active Club 20-30, Freedom Foundation, the UCL Alumni Association.
He has published several articles in magazines such as Offshore Investment, The OFC Report, Absolute Offshore and has been a guest speakers in several forums to talk about topics related to Panama Financial Center, Money Laundering Policies, Private Interest Foundations, Open Registry Of Panama’s Ships, the Violation of International Law by the OECD in imposing its CRS; Panama Papers, the Clinton List and 21st Century Imperialism; the Panama Canal Neutrality and the Torrijos-Carter Treaties and the Tax Treaties signed by Panama, among others, in cities such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Monte Carlo, London, Santo Domingo, Miami, Sao Paulo and also in Panama.
In his free time he practices basketball, weights, mountain biking, kayaking and outdoors activities.