José Carrizo is “a great attorney” who is well versed in representing clients in high-value commercial and corporate litigation proceedings.
Jose Carrizo is a partner and head of the litigation and dispute resolution team, which advises clients extensively in the area of commercial litigation, corporate dispute resolution and criminal law. Mr Carrizo has been involved in complex matters, especially in the fields of civil, criminal, administrative, commercial, banking, insolvency and insurance law.
In the course of over 20 years of practice, his experience covers all kinds of litigation proceedings contemplated in Panamanian law before the different jurisdictional branches of the Republic of Panama including civil, administrative and criminal courts.
Furthermore, Mr Carrizo has substantial expertise in both domestic and international arbitration processes. He has served as arbitrator in the National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), based in New York.
His client portfolio includes renowned private companies, banking and financial entities, governmental entities and multinational corporations.
Mr Carrizo is acknowledged as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in the area of dispute resolution.
Mr Carrizo is the author of Nacionalidad y Registro de Aeronaves, Teoría de la Carga Dinámica de la Prueba and Responsabilidad del Estado por Fallas en la Administración de Justicia.
Mr Carrizo is also involved in pro bono activities. He regularly assists in the Legal Open House programme, organised by the firm, working in very low-income communities to provide free legal guidance on family law, domestic violence, labour law, immigration, litigation and other areas.
Mr Carrizo graduated from Universidad Santa María La Antigua in law and political science (1996). In 2003, he completed his master’s degree at Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota, specialising in civil liability.
Jose Carrizo is admitted to practise law in the Republic of Panama.