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BGI Panama

Almengor, Caballero & Asociados

BGI Panama

​The Law firm was established based on the mandatory need to study the applicability of laws, rules and procedures within the Republic of Panama, thus allowing us to provide our legal services with the highest quality to our clients.

Our main Goal is to provide personalized legal services based on highest standards of professional quality, to effectively protect the rights of our clients and act in their best interests.

Our main Mission is to raise the quality and ethical standards applicable to our industry, and professionalize the legal services under the procedural and parameters established by law.

Our activities comprise the Objective and Mission for the establishment of the important business vision, defined by the Senior Partners, which seeks to position ourselves as one of the leading firms of the Republic of Panama, with regional and international projection.

Areas of expertise
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Banking Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Labor Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Company Law
  • PublicAdministration and GovernmentServices
Our team
Víctor Javier Almengor Torres

Víctor Javier Almengor Torres
Senior partner

Is one of the founding Partners of Almengor, Caballero & Asociados, Law Firm, since its creation on 1995. His experience reaches general practice in law and includes a wide engagement in nationally recognized criminal procedures. His participation in the criminal law area has given the distinction of being considered as one of the most important lawyers in the matter currently. His activity includes bothdefendants’ advisory and representation as claimant on behalf of crime victims. Based on the fact that his first professional career is Business Administration, and having worked for a food chain Enterprise for twenty consecutive years, he is highly qualified for rendering advisory services related to corporate, financial, taxation and labor matters. Likewise, having held a position for six years as legal advisor for the Municipal Council of Colon District has attained a wide experience in administrative matters, including among other activities, granting and execution of concessions as well as the internal procedures within the governmental authorities. Mr. Víctor Javier Almengor Torres latest distinction was his appointment as Second District Attorney for Electoral Matters, participating in the initiation, orientation, guidance and analysis of prosecutions related to probable infractions of electoral legislation in Panama.

Damarys Itzel Caballero de Almengor

Damarys Itzel Caballero de Almengor
Senior partner

Is one of the founding Partners of Almengor, Caballero & Asociados, Law Firm, since its creation in 1995. Her experience includes general practice in laws, mainly directed into matters related to criminal, civil, family and administrative, counting with an important intervention on this type of procedures with important national relevancy. Held different positions within the Judicial Body, both as Circuit Judge and Deputy Magistrate, having jurisdictional knowledge in areas related to criminal, civil and family law. Her wide experience in procedures guidance offers the strong commitment to handle the interests for defendants, claimants, and victims; moreover, throughout the years she has participated in discussions about different criminal matters’ legislations, reaching a huge level of expertise and general distinction in this particular subject. On the other hand, she has been actively involved in the practice of legal advisory within different governmental institutions, attaining a wide experience in administrative matters, including among other activities procedures and general administrative actions, advisory in the preparation of legislative documents, guidance in regulatory norms, administrative contracts’ execution and legal advisory for highest ministerial authorities. Was the Director for the School of Law of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences within the Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA). Having received basic educational training, Dra. Caballero de Almengor continued her educational commitment and has served as professor for different university subjects both for Bachelors and Magistrates. In the year 2008 she received a Doctorate in Laws from the Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA), attained through this objective an extraordinary distinction for being a lawyer with wide philosophical engagement in criminal matters.

Víctor Javier Almengor Caballero

Víctor Javier Almengor Caballero
Partner

Currently he holds the position of partner at the law firm which Almengor, Knight & Associates, based in Panama. It is part of our Board of Directors and is also in charge of the processes in Civil Litigation, Maritime, Commercial and Criminal. Moreover, it is the lawyer responsible for advising our clients on Real Estate. Before joining Almengor, Knight & Associates, held positions in the Panama Maritime Authority, initially as Advisor to the Director General of the Merchant Marine, and later as Head of the Legal Department of the Panamanian-registered ship. During this experience, which acted as one of the coordinators of the Panamanian Merchant promulgated the Law of the Sea (Act 57 of 2008), and supported the Maritime Administration for the IMO audit the Republic of Panama. Thereafter, he had the opportunity to act as a consultant for an international shipping company based in Greece, helping in the marketing process with owners and managers of Greece and Turkey. Moreover, it is an accredited ISO 9001 auditor, for which she has also participated in many of the audit process undertaken by the Maritime Authority of Panama own and private enterprise. In addition, he has worked in business and legal advice related to corporate business and financial transactions undertaken by our firm. He graduated in Law and Political Science (JD equivalent) of Panama at the Catholic University Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA), Master in Maritime Law (LL.M.) from Tulane University (Louisiana, USA). Additionally, he was the recipient of the Henry F. Styles Scholarship given at the Institute of Maritime Law of the University of Tulane. Recently he served as adviser to the Directorate General of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority from July 2014 to January 2015 and also serves as a visiting professor in the Program of Santa Maria Antigua Catholic University Maritime Law, where he teaches Financing matters of Maritime Commerce, Merchant Marine Rules and Regulations of National Ports.

Jorge Luis Almengor Caballero

Jorge Luis Almengor Caballero
Managing partner and president

Bachelor of Law and Political Science from Santa María La Antigua Catholic University (USMA), Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Commercial Law from Fordham University (New York, NY, USA), Postgraduate in Management Development of ADEN Business School (Panama), Postgraduate in Financial Risks of the Technological Institute of Monterrey (City of Knowledge, Panama), and Certificate of the Hateful Course of the Accusatory Penal System (SPA) dictated by the Judicial Organ of Panama in conjunction with the National Bar Association of Panama (CNA). ​ He has more than ten (10) years of aggregate experience in financial, commercial, corporate and fiduciary local and international transactions. Likewise, he maintains the position as Independent Director in the Board of Directors of a Bank with an international license granted by the Superintendency of Banks of Panama and a Securities House with a license granted by the Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama, participating in various Committees as risk, credit, internal audit, compliance, and prevention of money laundering. ​ He is currently the Managing Partner and President of the Law Firm Almengor, Caballero & Asociados, and is in charge of his Corporate, Transactional and Financial Practice. Provides services as external advisor to financial institutions in Panama, including the evaluation and structuring of commercial transactions, financial and fiduciary services structures as means of investment or guarantee in the execution of projects (public, private, Project Finance and operations of administration of liabilities ). Prior to that, he participated as an Independent Member of the Fiduciary Committee of Trustee Lafise, S.A. ​ He previously held management positions in the Citibank Securities and Funds Services Division (SFS - Securities and Funds Services) for Panama, Central America and the Caribbean, where he led the bank's participation in the first transaction of administration of liabilities derived from Payment Accounts. Partial (CPP's), managed financing unions for turnkey projects (CPP's and CNO's), and participated in various public and private investment structures. Previously, he served as an International Associate for the Corporate and Securities practice group, and for International Arbitration, of the United States of America law firm Arnold & Porter, LLP (Washington, DC) and acted as legal advisor to the Board of Directors. of Public Credit of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of the Republic of Panama, participating in different public contracting processes, public financing operations (debt issuance, structured financing and risk hedging operations through ISDAs) and in review of applicable laws on different matters (ie Organic Law of the Social Security Fund, Law Project of Tocumen International Airport, SA, revisions of the Law on Public Procurement and Fiscal Social Responsibility, among others). ​ In academic capacity, he currently serves as Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Santa María La Antigua Catholic University (USMA), giving courses on Banking Law, Economic Law, Commercial Law and Private International Law, at the level of Bachelor's degree, and those of Economic Theory and Financial Practice, and Legal Regime of Financial Transactions, at the Master's level.

Carlos Alberto Almengor Caballero

Carlos Alberto Almengor Caballero
Senior associate

Counsel, responsible for the representation of parties involved in litigation, civil and criminal proceedings, preparation of contracts, performance in family proceedings and advancement of administrative approaches to government institutions. In trade, business legal advice, from analysis of contracts, company incorporation, registration as a taxpayer, to the implementation of operations through commercial operating licenses and notices Legal Assistant. Responsible for research and analysis of the litigation process in which the firm is representing stakeholders; drafting and review of legal documents used in judicial processes of this type, like the presentation of evidence and other documentation for the operating rights of the parties. As a paralegal, active participation and administrative staff management to public institutions, in order to effectively advance the process. Member of the negotiating team of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama for negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States of Mexico (Mexico) Delegate of the Republic of Panama for LXXXI Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC) (Colombia). Member of the negotiating team of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama for negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding with the island of Barbados (Barbados) Member of the negotiating team of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama for the negotiation of a bilateral agreement with the Republic of Costa Rica (Costa Rica) Head of Delegation of the Republic of Panama for the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Expert Group on Political, Economic and Legal Affairs Air Transport of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (Guatemala) Delegate of the Republic of Panama for the Preparatory Meeting of the Council of Ministers and the Sixteenth Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Association of Caribbean States (Trinidad & Tobago) Member of the Panamanian team soccer (futsal), representative to the Inter-University Tournament 2006 held in Dublin, Ireland. Sports Coordinator (male branch) of the Association of Graduates; Faculty of Law and Political Science. Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA).

Génesis Vanesa Domínguez

Génesis Vanesa Domínguez
Associate

Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Panama, between the years 2016-2017 she participated in the Diploma Course in Negotiation Techniques of the Accusatory Criminal System, conducted by the University of Panama, Vice-Rector for Extension, Institute of the Panama Canal and Studies Internationals In 2012 he completed the first part of Social Work required by the University of Panama as a requirement to choose the degree of Law and Political Science, in the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (MITRADEL), in the Department of Judicial Secretary . The second part was carried out at the Legal Aid Office of the University of Panama in 2013. She is currently an Associate of the Firm Almengor, Caballero & Asociados, she has four (4) years working for this Firm.

Location

Panamá

Almengor, Caballero & Asociados
BGI Panama
info@almengorlaw.com
http://www.almengorlaw.com/

Tel. + (507) 213-006
Fax + (507) 213-112
Bella Vista, Calle 43 Este, Edificio Colores de Bella Vista, Piso 17, Oficina AB
Ciudad de Panamá
Panama

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