Panama City

Edificio Sucre Arias & Reyes Avenida Ricardo Arango y Calle 61, Obarrio Panamá, República de Panamá
Phone: +507 204 7900
Email: sucre@sucre.net

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Contact information

Email: jescobar@sucre.net

Telephone: (+507) 204-7924

JORGE ISAAC ESCOBAR

Associate

Practice Areas
Education

Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas, Universidad de Panamá (Bachelor of Law and Political Science, 1989).

Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología ULACIT, Panamá (Master in Commercial Law and Postgraduate in Public Law, Cum Laude Probatus, 1998).

Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (Postgraduate in Judiciary and Management of the Administration of Justice, 2001).

Promotion Number 52 of Judges of the General Council of the Judicial Power of Spain (Judicial School of Barcelona 2000-2001).

ISAE University (Master in Higher Education, 2011).

Professional experience

Practices since 1992. He began his professional career in the Órgano Judicial (Judicial Branch), holding several positions during the 23 years of public service, until becoming a member of the Judicial Career as a judge of the Civil Circuit of Panama. Jorge’s professional experience is essential to appear in civil and commercial litigations before the courts of ordinary justice and the national and international arbitration jurisdiction, especially in the areas of contracts in general, insurance and bonds, as well as in the administrative contentious jurisdiction at Tribunal de Contrataciones Públicas (Public Procurement Court).

He has also served as a professor in Procedural Law and Civil Procedural Law, and as a professor of Master in Commercial Law.

He is the author and has been an exhibitor of several essays such as Company Bankruptcies in Panama (practical and legal aspects), The Right to Accrete and Substitutions, Second Hearing Evidence, Extracontractual Civil Responsibility, The Civil Standard, Towards Orality in The Panamanian Civil Procedure, and The Civil Responsibility of Stockholders in Company Bankruptcies, which have been presented both in seminars and national and international conferences.

He has also carried out university expansion studies such as diplomas and seminars, on banking operations and new trends in Procedural Law.

Membership

Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Panamá

Comisión de Reformas al Procedimiento Civil por parte del Órgano Judicial (Civil Procedure Reform Commission by the Judicial Branch)

Languages

Spanish and English.