Team Leader, PanamaDr. Alexis V. Herrera

26 years of experience in labor and employment law.

Other Areas of Practice:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Environmental and energy law
  • Communications & IT
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation & ADR
  • Maritime and admiralty
  • Public contracting & privatization
  • Trust services

Professional  Experience:

  • Partner, Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Aleman Panama City, Panama, Since 1996 and Partner from 2006 - Present
  • One of the first Panamanian arbitrators to be chosen for a labor dispute case involving Panama Canal Authority employees. 
  • Exxon company Law Department , Houston, TX, USA,
  • Law Clerk, 1995


  • Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bachelor degree in Science (Finance and Economics, 1993, Cum Laude)
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana (Juris Doctor, 1996, Cum Laude), and Maritime Certificate, 1996
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana, (USA), United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit(USA), United State Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (1996), and the Republic of Panama, 1997

Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English; knowledgeable French.

Professional Memberships:

  • Panama Bar Association (Admitted 1997)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Admitted 1996)
  • Panama Maritime Law Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Fraternity)
  • Panamanian Computer Law Association (APANDETEC)


  • Editor of @LEX, the electronic newsletter of the Panamanian Computer Law Association (APANDETEC)
  • The chapter on Panama of  â€śInternational Execution Against Judgment Debtors” (Oceania Publications, Inc.,1999)
  • Ciertos Aspectos Legales del Comercio ElectrĂłnico (Semanario JurĂ­dico y Empresarial, 2000)
  • Panama: New Law On Signatures And Electronic Documents (, 2001)


  • Has given lectures concerning Labor Law,  Offshore and E-commerce related issues locally as well as in other countries. 


Founded in 1920, our Panama affiliate has an established reputation as one of the country’s most prestigious law firms. Comprised of extremely experienced lawyers with outstanding academic credentials, the team in Panama offers invaluable advice on all matters pertaining to business law to a diverse range of international and domestic clients. Committed to delivering sophisticated solutions to the most complex international commercial and financial issues, the firm has accumulated an impressive client list including high profile corporate clients, international institutions, public entities and private clients.

Labor and Employment Practice: 

With the reputation for working on some of Panama’s most significant transactions in recent years, the firm also excels at dealing with clients’ ongoing concerns in their day-to-day operations including labor and employment law. Our dedicated counsel is intimately familiar with all the nuances relating to labor rights and obligations including wages, work schedules, benefits, terminations and compensation and social security in addition to having unparalleled expertise in dealing with all manner of labor-related suits.

The firm has represented a number of international clients establishing operations in Panama, providing business-minded advice on all aspects of labor and employment law, negotiating and drafting documentation. The team’s expertise also includes advising on the legal aspects of liabilities from pre-existing contracts and collective severances or reductions following acquisitions, corporate restructurings or the closing of businesses, negotiating with trade unions, collective bargaining agreements and contracts pertaining to outsourcing. 

The Plus - Business Law Capacity:

With almost a century of experience, our Panama law firm has earned an international reputation for providing innovative, tailor-made solutions to major corporate clients, international institutions and public entities.

Representative client list includes numerous leading multinationals in the beverages, banking, engineering, pharmaceutical, confectionary airline, clothing, shipping, consumer goods, film and media, entertainment, finance and investment, electronic and fashion industries among many others.

Key Facts:

  • Location: Panama City, Panama
  • Size: 18 Partners, 19 Associates
  • Business Law Practice Areas: Administrative Law; Banking and Finance; Bankruptcy & Reorganization; Capital Markets; Communications & IT; Company Formation and Management; Consumer Protection & Competition; Contracts; Corporate Law; Energy and Environmental;  Labor and Employment law; Immigration and Naturalization; Insurance and Re-Insurance; Intellectual Property; Litigation & ADR; Maritime and Admiralty; M&A; Panama Private Interest Foundations; Public Contracting & Privatization; Real Estate & Tourism; Taxation; Trust Services; New Zealand Trusts; Panama Trusts; Vista Trusts
  • Languages: Spanish, English


  • Consistently ranked among the leading firms in Panama.