Esteban López Moreno is “an active arbitrator” who is highly commended for his leading work in international commercial and investment disputes.
Esteban Lopez Moreno is a partner at KATZ & LOPEZ in Panama. Mr Lopez specialises in arbitration and has extensive experience in national, international commercial arbitration and in investment disputes before ICSID. He has acted as chair, co-arbitrator and counsel in international commercial arbitration under ICC, UNCITRAL Rules and in investment arbitration under ICSID and UNCITRAL.
He is a founding member president and director of the Panama chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Panama); former member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration representing the Republic of Panama; member of the ICC Latin American group of arbitration and the ICC commission on arbitration (Panama, national committee); founding member of the International Institute of Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration, 2002; member, former vice president and director of the National Bar Association; and member of the arbitration, commercial law/financial services, and banking practices and techniques commissions of ICC Panama.
He was designated by Panama to the Panels of Conciliators and of Arbitrators pursuant to articles 12-16 of the ICSID Convention. He is a former director representing Panama in EDECHI, the electricity distribution company; member of the Panama chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club; member of the Latin American Arbitration Association; director of Banco Aliado; and president of the arbitration, mediation and conciliation commission of the Panama National Bar Association (2015–2017).
Mr Lopez is an active member of various commercial organisations and charity foundations, established to provide social support and assistance. He is a founding member and former president of the Panama chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Mr Lopez has been recognised by Chambers Latin America as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution.