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Khatiya Asvat

Khatiya Asvat

Patton, Moreno & Asvat


Khatiya has a decade of experience, providing legal advice to local and international clients on litigation and arbitration, administrative law, public procurement, commercial law, special economic zones, telecommunications and IT.

She has guided Fortune 500 companies in the apparel, telecommunications and construction industry beginning operations in Panama, and also advises regularly in all manners of commercial transactions and real estate matters.

Khatiya has participated in high-level corporate and financial transactions, including one of the most complex corporate restructuring case in Latin America, in which Patton, Moreno & Asvat provides the necessary legal platform to safeguard the operational continuity of one of Panama's most emblematic retail companies, and preventing the costliest bankruptcy proceeding ever to be initiated in Panama.

Graduated summa cum laude from the Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua (LLB, 2007)and obtained an LLM degree at Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts (2008). She studied at the International Law Institute, Washington 2007, on the Orientation of the Legal System of the United States of America. Khatiya is admitted to the Panama Bar (2007) and New York (2009).

She is a member of the Panama Bar Association, the International Bar Association IBA); the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Panama Chapter – Arbitration Committee; the American Chamber of Commerce – Panama, Real Estate Committee; the Harvard Club of Panama (Secretary 2013 – 2015); and member of the Advisory Board of King's College.

Co-author of our firm’s Doing Business in Panama Guide, the Panama Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law and the Panama Chapter of Aircraft Finance. Also, contributor for the Doing Business Guide of the World Bank. Khatiya teaches a seminar on US Corporate Law at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogota, Colombia.

Licensed translator (English / Spanish / English) and real estate broker as well.

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