Margie-Lys Jaime, PhD., FCIArb, is Professor of Law at the University of Panama. She also acts as consultant and expert in commercial, trade and investment matters. Her practice includes international litigation, maritime disputes, commercial arbitration, investor-state dispute settlement, and international trade. She received her PhD in Law and LLM in International Economic Affairs Law from the University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas), an LLM in Arbitration and International Business Law from the University of Versailles (France), and an LLM in International Business and Economic Law with a Certificate in WTO Studies from Georgetown University Law Center.
She is admitted to practice law in Panama, the State of New York, U.S.A., and holds the Certificate of Aptitude for the legal profession (CAPA) in Paris, France. She is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (FCIArb), and the President of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the National Bar Association of Panama (2019-2023). She is member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), the Panamanian Maritime Law Association (APADEMAR), the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA), and ICC Panama.
She has been appointed to the list of Conciliators and Arbitrators of ICSID by the Republic of Panama (2022-2028).