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D. Mizrachi

David M. Mizrachi Fidanque
David is the senior partner at Mizrachi Davarro & Urriola. He is a US trained lawyer, admitted to practice in Panama and the State of Florida, United States of America. As such, David has had unique experience in the private practice of Panamanian commercial law in a  comparative legal  environment, including extensive exposure to several common law and civil law jurisdictions, in the United States, Latin America and Europe. During the early 1990’s he was associated with the firm of Adorno & Zeder (now Adorno & Yoss) in Miami, Florida. He has recently served as Panamanian co-counsel in a multi-million dollar commercial arbitration under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, in litigation against fashion apparel licensor in Federal Court in New York, and in a successful request for US based discovery in front of a Federal Court in Atlanta in aid of an action pending in a foreign court.He has also negotiated several apparel distribution contracts and licensing agreements on behalf of local licensees with international manufacturers and licensors. David represented an international architecture firm which was awarded a multi-million dollar public bid to renovate Panama’s international airport, drafted and negotiated several e-commerce related contracts on behalf of Panamanian banks, acted as defense co-counsel in multi-million dollar tort claim against one of Panama’s largest banks, and successfully defended a large retail chain against charges of selling allegedly counterfeit goods brought by an international apparel company. He acted as local counsel in large venture capital deal involving regional technology distributor, and assisted a local bank in its successful pre qualification to bid for management of government pension fund in conjunction with a Florida based investment management firm. Additionally, David has served as an expert on Panamanian law in several court cases including New York State Court and Federal District Courts in Florida and Indiana.   He is a neutral of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration Center and a Public Translator.

E-Mail:  david@mdulegal.com
Languages: Spanish, English and basic Hebrew

   
   


EDUCATION

Tulane University School of Law (1991)
New Orleans, United States of America
Juris Doctor, cum laude                   
Student Body President Award

University of Pennsylvania  (1988)
Philadelphia, United States of America
Bachelor of Arts, with Departmental Honors
Majors:  Economics, Political Science
Leo S. Rowe Memorial Prize
Senior Honors Thesis

University of Panama (1995)
Reválida en Derecho              
    
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1987)

Summer studies           
 


PUBLIC SERVICE

PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC                     Panama, Republic of Panama, 1994-1999               Social Emergency Fund -  Board Member

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRYPanama, Republic of Panama, 1994-1999
Mining Development Corporation - Board Member

MEMBERSHIPS

The Florida Bar, National Bar of Panama, B ’nai B’rith of Panama (Vice President 2000-2001, President of Human Relations Commission [ADL] 2001-2004, President 2005 - ) Delegate to the American Jewish Committee Annual Meetings (1998-2004) Caribbean American de Panamá, Compañía de Seguros, S.A. (Member of the Board and Liquidator.)          

 


PUBLICATIONS

• Processing Exports Panama Style, Business Panama, (March, 1995)
• Computadoras en la Práctica del Derecho (Computers in the Legal Practice), Analisis, (August, 1995)
• Approaching China, Business Panama, (May, 1996)
• Fundaciones de Interés Privado en Panamá (Private Interest Foundations in Panama) , Boletín Bnai Brith (October, 2000)
• Acuerdos Entre Accionistas (Shareholders’ Agreements) Boletín Bnai Brith (September, 2001)

 

   
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