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Criminal Law against Economic Patrimony

Fraud and Money Laundering

Unfair Administration

Private Corruption

Mediation and Negotiation

Abdel Almengor

T +(507) 322-2121


Practicing lawyer since 1999, Abdel Almengor Echeverría as a litigation lawyer advises in matters related to criminal responsibility in the business industry and as an external advisor for the management of criminal risks in the development of commercial activity, including crimes against economic patrimony. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Criminal Litigation, handling highly complex cases and contributing in various significant roles both nationally and internationally.

Abdel has a long and recognized career as an International Consultant and as an Expert Legal Examiner in Financial Systems of Anti-Money Laundering matters, certified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (FATF), since 2008.

He is an Anti-Money Laundering instructor certified by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was a member of the International Coding Team that drafted the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Code for the Central American Region on Organized Crime and Complex Crimes; It also has a multiple books, compendiums, codes and legal articles published.


Abdel Almengor Echeverría is an accredited public servant of the Judicial Career, specifically in the Criminal sphere for more than a five-year period, where he served as Judge.

 Mr. Almengor has held relevant public positions, to wit:

  • Sub General Director of the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF).

  • Project Coordinator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

  • National Director of the Penitentiary System.

  • Sub-Administrator of the Panama Pacific Special Economic Area (Howard).

  • ·Deputy Vice Minister of Government.

  • Ad- Hoc Magistrate of the Court of Public Procurement.


  • Bachelor´s Degree in Law and Political Science, Universidad de Panama (1999).

  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL), Harvard University (1999).

  • Master in Criminological Studies, Universidad de Panama (2002).

  • Specialization in Criminal Law, Academic Recognition and Accreditation for Program in Law, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (2001).

  • Specialist in Criminological Studies, Universidad de Panama (2001).

  • Diploma in Accusatory Criminal System, Universidad Católica Santa Maria La Antigua (2018).


  • Spanish

  • English

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