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Discurso de investidura del nuevo presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump

January 20th, 017 “Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course […]

Comunicado al país del Consejo Nacional de la Empresa Privada (CONEP)

The National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP), which is made up of the most representative business associations of the country’s productive sector, views with great concern the actions carried out by the Treasury Department of the United States Government which are damaging the principle of legal certainty and the rights to free speech and free […]

Califican de ‘doble moral’ actuación de países de la OCDE

By Roberto González Jiménez Published on La Prensa July 11, 2016

They are engaging in some of the same practices they have criticized Panama for.

Members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are making adjustments to their tax regimes in an attempt to attract […]

El nuevo paraíso fiscal es EU

By Alvaro Tomas

Published on La Prensa

February 1st, 2016

The title of this article is not my responsibility. Bloomberg Businessweek, one of the most prestigious financial news agency in the world, published an article by Jesse Drucker, on January 27th of this year, entitled The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States […]

Colombia, la OCDE y el exabrupto galo


By Alvaro Tomas

Faced with the impossible task of negotiating the signing of a treaty to avoid double taxation between Panama and Colombia, I would like to clarify my position in opposing the signing of any such agreement that would result in the automatic exchange of tax information with that country. It would […]

OMC falla a favor de Panamá en pugna comercial con Colombia

Reuters Fri Nov 27, 2015 (Adds Colombia saying it will appeal)

GENEVA Nov 27 A World Trade Organization dispute panel ruled against Colombia’s tariff on textiles, clothes and shoes on Friday, dismissing its argument that the measures were needed to fight -money laundering.

The WTO panel backed a complaint from Colombia’s neighbour Panama that the […]

Las Malvinas, las Listas Negras y el Doble Estándar

By Alvaro Tomas

August 2015

It turns out Argentina vehemently opposed Panama’s advance to the second phase of the OECD’s Global Forum, and, despite great efforts made by the private sector and the government to pass a package of laws that would emphasized the commitment of our country to the transparency demanded by […]

En defensa de Panamá y su economía

By Alvaro Tomas

This past February, Australian lawyer Dr. Terry Dwyer wrote an extremely important article to help in the understanding of OECD’s attacks against countries such as Panama and what these attacks mean for the international legal order. The distinguished jurist resides and practices in a country that is a member of the OECD, […]

El fin del secreto bancario parece estar acercándose

By Marcelo Gutierrez

Published on Invertax Newsletter

April 6th, 2015

Switzerland and the USA have different attitudes towards the new Standard for Automatic Exchange of Tax Information between countries. Let us look at an overview of the situation in each country1. In the last section we will analyze the use of Trusts as a Strategy […]

El perrito faldero de Gurría

By Alvaro Tomas

In an effort to explain how to live and legislate in their countries, last year, in November, the G-20 held a meeting in Brisbane, Australia. I just read, with great displeasure, the press conference given by the OECD executive Pascal Saint-Amans, who directly attacked Panama, seeking to discredit its banking center. He […]