Practice Areas: National and International Arbitration, Commercial and Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Corporate due diligence, corporate structuring and reorganization.


Education: Colegio Javier, Santa Maria La Antigua University: Bachelor of Laws and Political Science,1991. Tulane University, New Orleans, United States of America: L.L.M. International Law, Commerce and Finance, with specialization in Arbitration 1993. Panama Center of Conciliation and Arbitration: Sufficiency certificate as arbitrator, 1999.
Since 1994 he is Partner at KATZ & LOPEZ.

Professional Experience: Legal Advisor to the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Panama, year 1990-1994. Accredited ARBITRATOR and Secretary of the Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama, of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama (CECAP), Advisor for ICSID Arbitrations, ICC Arbitrations, UNCITRAL and for CAPAC (Panamanian Chamber of Construction) Arbitrations. Former Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, for five years, Mr. Lopez represented The Republic of Panama. He has been designated by Panama to the Panels of Conciliators and of Arbitrators pursuant to Articles 12-16 of the ICSID Convention.

Mr. Lopez specializes in arbitration and has extensive experience in national and international comercial arbitration. He has acted as chair, co-arbitrator and counsel in international comercial arbiration under ICC, UNCITRAL Rules and in investment arbitration under ICSID.

Associations: Founding Member of the International Institute of Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration, (2002). President and Director of the Panama Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Panama), Founding Member (2004). Member and former Vice President and director of the National Bar Association (2009-2013), Member of the Arbitration, Commercial Law – Financial Services, and Banking Practices and Techniques Commissions of ICC Panama. Member of the ICC Latin American Group of Arbitration. Member of the Panama Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club, member of the Latin American Arbitration (ALARB). Former Director representing Panama in EDECHI (Electricity Distribution Company). Independent Director of Banco Aliado and Tagua Fund.

Esteban López Moreno is an active member of diverse commercial organizations and charities, destined to provide social support and assistance. He is a Founding Member and former President of the Panama Chapter of Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Languages: Spanish and English.