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.