Law firm specialized in

Corporate and Immigration Law

Our utmost priority lies in delivering top-notch services with unwavering focus on quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. We take pride in catering to the needs of our esteemed clients with promptness and excellence.

Practice Areas



  • Establishing Insurance, Reinsurance, and Brokerage Companies
  • Advice on Regulatory Matters
  • Administrative Processes before the Superintendence of Insurance
  • Obtaining Licenses for Insurance & Reinsurance Companies, Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers, Adjusters, and Fault Inspectors
  • analysis of new insurance policies and plans for the presentation and acceptance by the insurance superintendency
  • Transfers of Portfolios
  • Training of the staff of insurance, companies, and insurance brokers
  • Recovery
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International law and special economic zones

  • Advice to Companies
  • Advice on the use of the advantages of the Free Trade Agreements
  • Advice and obtaining authorization to operate under the regimes of:
    • Headquarters of Multinational Companies.
    • Panama-Pacific Economic Area.
    • City of Knowledge.
    • Processing Zones for Export.
    • Colon Free Zone.
    • Fuel-Free Zone.
    • Free and Processing Zones.
    • Commercial and Logistics Due Diligence.


  • Tax Planning and Advice
  • Tax Structuring
  • Intercompany Taxation
  • Tax Processes
  • Taxation of Foreign Companies

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Real estate

  • Verification of Legal Situation of Property
  • Financial Structuring of Real Estate Projects and Purchasing
  • Promotion and Construction Contracts
  • Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate
  • Lease Agreements
  • Protection of Real Estate Investments
  • Drafting, Approval, and Registration of Co-Ownership Regulations (CONDO)
  • Segregation and Incorporation of Property
  • Property Titles

Panama canal


  • Registration and flagging of ships
  • Sale of Ships
  • Vessel Financing
  • Obtaining licenses (supply, car boat service, shipping agencies, among others)
  • Radio frequencies and permissions
  • Ship Mortgage
  • Maritime Litigation before the Admiralty Court of the Republic of Panama

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  • Work permits of domestic workers
  • Work card
  • Renewals of stay permits
  • Work visas for multinational companies
  • Pensionado Visa
  • Special Visas

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  • Constitution and Registration of Public Limited Companies: Panama, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Belize, Seychelles, Cayman Islands
  • Constitution and Registration of Limited Liability Companies in Panama
  • Grant of Powers
  • Preparation and Recording of Minutes of General Meetings of Shareholders or Boards of Directors
  • Corporate Governance
  • Shareholders' Agreement
  • Dissolution of Companies
  • Constitution and Registration of Private Interest Foundations and its Regulations
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Sales of Companies and Assets
  • Due Diligence of Companies and Businesses
  • Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Procurement in General
  • Reorganization of Bankruptcy Companies and Processes

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Labor Law

  • Wages
  • Regulations, Policies, and Manuals for the company
  • Work Solutions and Permits for expatriates and Multinationals
  • Rights of the disabled
  • Sexual harassment
  • Due diligence
  • Drafting of proposals and employment contracts
  • Negotiation of collective agreements
  • Disciplinary Processes
  • Calculation of settlements
  • Terminations
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration Procedures
  • Compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Procedures and Errands before the Ministry of Labor

Our attorneys

Rodolfo J. Arias



  • Associate Degree in Marketing of Florida Metropolitan University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Florida Metropolitan University
  • Master of Finance, Concordia University
  • Degree in Law and Political Science from the Universidad del Istmo, Panama


Extensive performance in law, practices and participation in countless courses of maritime law, commercial law, corporate law, real estate, law, insurance law. Experience in the general practice of law with emphasis on commercial law, corporate law, real estate and insurance law, immigration, law, intellectual property, law, and securities law.


"The Adoption of Minors as a Measure of Protection in the Interests of the Minor"

Felipe V. Rodriguez

Senior Partner


  • Universidad del Istmo, Bachelor of Law and Political Science, David, Chiriquí. 2017 – 2013
  • Wright State University, B.S. Business Administration, Dayton, Ohio. 1985 – 1987
  • San Jacinto Jr. University, Associate in Arts. Pasadena, Texas. 1982 – 1985
  • E.L.S. Houston, Texas. 1982.


President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Chiriquí, 2018 – 2021. Consultant, Advisor, Globe-tec, Conasa, Constructora del Barú, AmiworldGrupo Felipe Rodríguez, Corporación Inversiones Forestales.

Dámaso Díaz



  • Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Panama, 1978
  • Master in Maritime Law from Mackeendry University


With extensive expertise in Maritime Law, Maritime Labor Law, and Commercial Law, he presided over and organized the Panama Maritime World Conference I and II in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He also served on the Organizing Committee for Conference III in 1996. He played a crucial role in creating Law No. 8 (1982) for Maritime Courts and Rules of Procedure, and Law 43 (1984). His contributions have had a lasting impact on Maritime Law.


"Risk, damages and accidents of maritime transport"



RJAV y Asociados is a distinguished Panamanian law firm with a global outlook, committed to the pursuit of legal excellence and client satisfaction. Independently dedicated to the practice of law, the firm's mission is to serve as a trusted advisor to its clients, while fostering personal growth and contributing to the community through collaborative teamwork.



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+50 years of experience

With over 50 years of combined experience from our three seasoned lawyers, our firm is well-equipped to deliver unparalleled legal services, ensuring the success of our clients' endeavors.

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Corporate Law and Immigration

Internally recognized for our exceptional expertise in Corporate Law and Immigration matters, ensuring client success every step of the way.

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support from start to finish

Providing exceptional legal solutions with unwavering commitment and personalized support from start to finish.

Our Expertise

The law firm specializes in Corporate Law and Immigration, serving diverse corporate clients, providing comprehensive legal support including contract drafting, corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, visa applications, work permits, and residency matters. With a proven track record of success and unwavering commitment to excellence, the firm guides and protects clients' interests in the ever-changing landscape of Corporate Law and Immigration.

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Edificio Plaza Pacífic

Piso 2, Oficina 2A

Vía Israel y Calle 66 Ciudad de Panamá

+507 6612-7746