LACCA Approved: Ivette E Martínez S

Corporate / M&A Panama City, Panama

Sole practitioner
Tel: +507 321 5271, 507 6614 3582

Panamanian counsel with more than 25 years of legal practice, primarily focused on advising international and domestic clients interested in the areas of public bidding and government contracting; corporate and commercial law; commercial contracts; administrative law; mergers & acquisitions; energy and hydrocarbons; insurance and reinsurance regulations; telecommunications; banking; financial transactions; securities.

Her legal expertise as a leading lawyer in Panama has been recognised by the most reputable global legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners Latin America, Chambers and Partners Global, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal and LACCA. For several years, Ivette has been invited to contribute to the most international specialised publications on sophisticated finance and corporate issues, such as Getting the Deal Through, Panama’s chapter of Loans & Secured Financing and Project Financing; "Bank Credit and Consumer Protection", XLII Congress of the Banking Law Commission of the Union of International Lawyers; "The Responsibility of Bankers, Lawyers and Auditors in Merger and Acquisition Transactions", XLI Congress of the Commission of Banking Right of the Union of International Lawyers (UIA); "A Comparative Study of Panamanian and US Private Interest Foundations", LLM Thesis, Fordham University; "Panama-New Private "Anstalt" - International Lawyers' Newsletter; among others.


  • University of Panama, LLB, summa cum laude (1993);
  • Fordham University, New York, LLM in banking, corporate and finance law, cum laude (1996); 
  • Fulbright scholar at Fordham Law School (1995–1996); and
  • Salmon P Chase Memorial Prize, Fordham Law School (1996).​

Member: Panama Bar Association; Association of Fulbright Scholars of Panama; Junior Achievement Adviser (2002); arbitrator appointed by the Centre of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Panama (2002); mentor of Women in the Profession (WIP), Panama chapter.


LACCA Approved

Administrative Law

Anti-Corruption & Compliance



Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate / M&A


Intellectual Property Law




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