Simon Tejeira Q is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department of Morgan & Morgan. Mr Tejeira has been with the firm for over 40 years, and during that time, has litigated some of the landmark cases in Panama regarding civil, administrative, banking, insurance, corporate and commercial matters.
Furthermore, Mr Tejeira has ample experience in arbitration processes both domestic and international.
His client portfolio includes well-known private companies, banking and financial entities, and multinational corporations who carry out operations in Panama.
Mr Tejeira has served as legal adviser to the Agrarian Reform Commission (1964-1968); member of the Commission in charge of drafting new Civil and Procedural Codes (1977-1978); president of the Panamanian Bar Association (1984-1985); and president of the Panamanian Institute of Procedural Law (1991-1995).
He also has been involved in public service as judge in the First Circuit of Panama, Civil Branch, Superior District Attorney in the First and Third Judicial District of Panama.
Chambers and Partners, IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer and The Legal 500 have profiled Mr Tejeira as one of the most prominent litigation lawyers in Panama.
He has been a member of the board of directors of the National Bar Association of Panama, the Panamanian Institute of Procedural Law and the Panama-Japan Association. He is also involved in community activities serving as member of the Board of Trustees of the Mary Arias Foundation, NGO established to provide attention to Panamanian children with cerebral palsy.
Mr Tejeira Q obtained an LLB from the School of Law at Panama University in 1973.
WWL says: Tejeira is a “longstanding member of the bar” with a “world-class practice”
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