De Castro & Robles

Established in 1956

About Us

De Castro & Robles was established in 1956 by Woodrow de Castro † and David Robles †. During its first 20 years, the firm actively practiced before a US District Court located in the Canal Zone, with emphasis on admiralty and maritime matters. Upon entry into force of the Treaty between Panama and the United States in 1979, and anticipating the disestablishment of the US District Court, Woodrow De Castro and David Robles were appointed to the presidential commission that created the first Maritime Court of Panama and the Maritime Code of Procedure (Law 8 of 1982) and the Maritime Court of Panama. Many years later, other partners of the firm, Gabriel Sosa and Alberto Lopez Tom, participated in the commission that amended Law 8 and created the Second Maritime Court of Panama.

By the end of the eighties and the expansion of their professional practice, new members entered the firm. The needs of our clients, required the expansion of its portfolio of services, thus, De Castro & Robles became a full-service firm, expanding to practice areas such as Financial, Administrative, Civil, Commercial, Labor, and Criminal Law.

Abogados de DCR

About us

De Castro & Robles was established in 1956 by Woodrow de Castro (rip) and David Robles (rip). During its first 20 years, the firm actively practiced before a US District Court located in the Canal Zone, with emphasis on admiralty and maritime matters. Upon entry into force of the Treaty between Panama and the United States in 1979, and anticipating the disestablishment of the US District Court, Woodrow De Castro, and David Robles were appointed to the presidential commission that created the first Maritime Court of Panama and the Maritime Code of Procedure (Law 8 of 1982) and the Maritime Court of Panama. Many years later, other partners of the firm, Gabriel Sosa and Alberto Lopez Tom, participated in the commission that amended Law 8 and created the Second Maritime Court of Panama.

Abogados de DCR

By the end of the eighties and the expansion of their professional practice, new members entered the firm. The level of clients of De Castro & Robles, required the expansion of its portfolio of services to meet a wide array of needs, thus, De Castro & Robles became a full-service firm, expanding to practice areas such as Financial, Administrative, Civil, Commercial, Labor and Criminal Law.

We pride ourselves on maintaining personal contact with our principles. This philosophy has allowed us to maintain customers dating from the beginning of our practice in 1956.

Representative Clients

Our clients are leading organizations with a local and international presence. These include multinational corporations, national and international banks, natural resource development projects, industrial and commercial corporations and companies involved in real estate, construction, hydrocarbons, retail, and telecommunications, to wit:

  • Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  • Evergreen Line
  • CMA-CGM
  • ONE
  • SAAM
  • Inchcape Shipping Services
  • Hapag Lloyd A.G.
  • Lloyd’s of London
  • China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO)
  • Wilhelmsen Lines
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
  • Bernhard Schulthe
  • China Shipping Co.
  • Hamburg Sud
  • Crowley Liner Service
  • Zim Integrated Shipping Services
  • Shipowners and agents at the Panama Canal.
  • Representing major P & I Clubs
  • Compañia Latinoamericana de Navegacion (CLAN)
  • Smit International
  • Atlantic Feeder Services
  • APL
  • Korea Line
  • Aggreko International Projects Limited
  • UEP Penome I, S.A.
  • Peninsula Petroleum
  • Petro-Terminal de Panama
  • VT Shipping Services
  • K.L.M Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Société Air France
  • TAME Linea Aérea del Ecuador
  • Musson Company Group
  • Productive Business Solutions
  • Eppley Limited
  • Xerox
  • Plásticos Rimax
  • Industrias Cannon de Colombia
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Towerbank