Cardoze, Rodrigo

Cardoze, Rodrigo


T +507 205 7000
F +507 205 7001

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Rodrigo Cardoze joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2014. He is Co-Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Cardoze is the Head of the Corporate Counsel and 360 Legal Solutions Practice Group.

Mr. Cardoze focuses mainly on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking transactions. Mr. Cardoze is noted for regularly advising international clients on general corporate matters and cross-border transactions with parties in multiple jurisdictions, including the United States, Europe and Asia.

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Cardoze has acted as counsel in some of the largest transactions in the country and regularly advises clients in connection with stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, and merger agreements.

On the finance side, Mr. Cardoze has been a leading lawyer advising clients on numerous types of financings in key cross-border and local transactions, including syndicated loan financings, locally registered equity and bond offerings, institutional placements of securities, and Regulation S and 144A offerings.

Mr. Cardoze is a LACCA Approved banking private practitioner in Panama, and has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the prestigious Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR.

Mr. Cardoze has served on multiple boards of directors of local companies and is member of the IBA.


Juris Doctor, Washington University School of Law (2003)

Bachelor in Arts, Duke University (2000)


Director of Assa Compañía de Seguros, S.A. (2017-present)

Director of Fondo General de Retorno Total, S.A. (2017-present)

Director of Fondo General de Inversiones (2007-present)

Director of Banco La Hipotecaria, S.A. (2009-2022)

Alternate Director of Central Latinoamericana de Valores, Panama’s clearing agency (2008-2014)

Alternate Director of the Panama Stock Exchange (2007-2014)


  • Panama and Florida


  • Spanish
  • English