Alejandro Ferrer joined Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in 1998 as a partner. His professional practice concentrates on mining law; international trade; competition law; business law; telecommunications; energy; oil; mining; litigation; arbitration; M&A projects development; and general practice.
Dr Ferrer has advised domestic and international companies on a broad array of legal and commercial matters. He served as member of the Foreign Relations Committee (2008–2009 and 1996–1999); president of the advisory council to the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Authority (2006–2008); minister of commerce and industry (2004–2008); alternate justice of the Third Superior Court of Appeal of the First Judicial District of Panama (2001–2004); and member of the Presidential Commission against Money Laundering (1998–1999).
Before joining Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee, Dr Ferrer served as deputy minister of foreign affairs (1996–1997); international trade counsel at the Embassy of Panama to the United States (1995–1996); deputy permanent ambassador to the United Nations and other international organisations (1994-1995); ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1994–1995); joint permanent representative on a special mission to the GATT (1993–1994); legal counsel at the Commission of Accession of Panama to GATT (1993); and associate at Alfaro, Ferrer, Ramírez & Alemán (1989–1996).
Dr Ferrer is featured as a leading lawyer in Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and Latin Business Chronicle.
Dr Ferrer has an SJD (2000) and an LLM (1992) from the University of Michigan Law School (2000), and a Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences from Universidad Santa María La Antigua (1990). He was a Fulbright scholar (1991–1992) and studied at Georgetown University and (1991) and Harvard Kennedy School (2008).
WWL says: Clients “cannot praise him highly enough”; Alejandro Ferrer is a "sophisticated operator" with "huge experience" in the contentious arena
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