Joel Medina is a maritime law specialist who is looked upon with enormous favour by sources thanks to his impressive work on contracts and contentious proceedings.
Joel R Medina has been a partner at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán since 1985.
He has over 45 years of experience, concentrating his professional practice on maritime law, labour law, general commercial law and corporate law.
Former roles include deputy member of the drafting commission that created the Maritime Courts and its procedural rules (1978–1982); alternate judge at the Maritime Court (1991–2000); member of the drafting committee for the enactment of the Maritime Labour Law; member of the Special Commission for the review of the Consulates serving the Merchant Marine (2014–2016); and member of the drafting committee of the law creating incentives for maritime financing operations in Panama (2017–2018).
Joel graduated from the University of Panama, (1973), where he earned a bachelor's degree in law and political sciences.
Chamber Global and Chambers Latin America have recognised Mr Medina as a leading lawyer in shipping,
He is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.