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Lic. Abilio Batista Domínguez

Associate

abatista@mejiayasociados.net

Studies

He obtained his title of Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Sciences in the University of Panama (1996) and carried out studies in a Masters in Commercial Law in the Santa Maria La Antigua University (2000). He continued his studies in Spain, specializing in Administrative and Criminal System Law in the University of Salamanca (2001, 2014) and Castilla La Mancha, Toledo (2012).

Committed to education, he achieved a Specialty in Higher Education in the University of Panama. He has been a professor in Criminal Procedural Law for over twelve years, and has given classes in master degree level courses in several universities in Panama.

Additionally, he has participated in congresses, seminars, and education trainings in both national and international levels in several branches of Law.

Experience

He has invaluable experience of his practice as trial attorney, since he worked in the Public Ministry for more than twenty (20) years, where he has held several positions, in both the Office of the Solicitor-General, as well as the Office of the Nation’s Attorney General. In the year 2007, he resigned to the position of Chief Prosecutor Specialized in Civil Matters of the Office of the Nation’s Attorney General to provide professional services at the Firm Mejia & Asociados.

He currently provides professional services as trial attorney in criminal, administrative, tax, civil, commercial, and corporate law at Mejia & Asociados.

He has participated in several training courses in procedural law in the Legal Studies Center, Ministry of Justice of Spain, Public Prosecutor´s Office of Chile, Justice Studies Center of the Americas and INTERPOL, Lyon, France, and ASONAL and the University Sergio Arboleda of Colombia.

He has been an exhibitor both nationally and internationally in conferences, seminars, and workshops in criminal procedural, commercial, and administrative procedural matter.

He participated in the work group of experts for the drafting of the Model Law about Witness and Victim Protection for Latin America, and of the Office of International Witness Relocation, sponsored by the United Nations Office against Drug and Crime, Santiago, Chile, 2006, and Madrid, Spain, 2007.

He participates annually in the Procedure Law Congresses organized by the Colombian Procedure Law Institute and in the courses organized by the Latin American Bar Association.

He is author of several executors in criminal procedural, administrative, and commercial matter, published in Mexico, Venezuela, and Panama.

He served as special projects coordinator in the Public Ministry, regarding the Criminal Procedure Reform, Law Project about Instruction Career, the Public Ministry Organic Law, Gender Violence, Management Models, and the Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences Institute’s Organic Law, among others.

He has published several law books in contested administrative and criminal matters, the last one titled “The Protection of Victims and Witnesses in the Panamanian Criminal Process”.