Sofía J Cohen joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2017. Ms Cohen heads the firm’s regulatory work practice group, serving the needs of clients affected by a myriad of highly technical, industry-specific and ever-increasing business regulations. Ms Cohen is well regarded for her in-depth knowledge of the laws affecting environmentally sensitive industries such as the manufacturing, chemical, petroleum and mining industries.
As an active member of the litigation team, Ms Cohen regularly represents local and multinational companies facing complex litigation proceedings in Panama.
A versatile lawyer, Ms Cohen also excels in her work as a legal adviser in the areas of privatisations, concessions with the government, public contracts and administrative law, as well as for her second-to-none experience in aviation law, having served as deputy general director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (2009–2010), and director of air transportation of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (1992–1994, 1999).
Ms Cohen has a Master of Business Law from the Latin American University of Science and Technology, and an LLB from Santa Maria La Antigua University.