• Strategic counsel, proven results

    SB&CO. LEGAL, we create personalized legal solutions for each of the particular needs of our clients

  • Experience that Counts

    With over 30 years of experience in various legal areas, our team is ready to guide you through every step of the legal process.

  • Our Clients say

    One of their strengths (which is key to our company) is immediate access to partners and associates. There is no unnecessary bureaucracy. which makes them much more agile

  • iSB&Co. LEGAL offers a comprehensive legal practice

    SB&CO. LEGAL is a multidisciplinary firm that addresses all areas of Law. Our team is trained to provide all types of legal advice. Discover how SB&CO. LEGAL can be your integral ally.

    Our Practice Area

    We raise the standards of legal service in the plaza

    Tax Law Immigration Law Corporate Law Sanitary Registration and Regulatory Affairs Real estate law Litigation and Arbitration Capital Markets Estate Planning Commercial Law & Special Regimes Intellectual property Insurance Administrative Law Banking and Finance Maritime and Aeronautical Law Energy and Telecommunications
    Tax Law Immigration Law Corporate Law Sanitary Registration and Regulatory Affairs Real estate law Litigation and Arbitration Capital Markets Estate Planning Commercial Law & Special Regimes Intellectual property Insurance Administrative Law Banking and Finance Maritime and Aeronautical Law Energy and Telecommunications

    The Firm

    More than 30 years offering legal solutions

    Message from the CEO
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    Lic. Franklin Briceño

    The firm's commitment to quality and efficiency in its services has been consistent over the years. SB&CO. LEGAL is a law firm, formerly known as Sucre, Briceño & Co., founded on September 4, 1995 under the name of F. Sucre & Co. Since its inception, the firm has been clear that to achieve success it must be based on good preparation, hard and timely work, great dedication and perseverance. The firm's clients have grown progressively since then, allowing us to be a progressive, innovative and trustworthy law firm, where the commitment to our clients and strategic partners continues to be the top priority.

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    Lic. Franklin Briceño

    SB&CO. LEGAL is characterized by a global business vision, with a dynamic and modern structure, which offers agile solutions tailored to the needs of our clients, specializing in providing comprehensive legal advice to medium and large companies. The firm's commitment to quality and efficiency in its services has been a constant characteristic over the years.

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    Lic. Franklin Briceño

    Looking ahead, we are excited about the opportunities that the future holds. Our commitment to excellence and client-centric service will continue to guide our path. We are not just a law firm; we are your partners in navigating the complexities of the legal world. We look forward to serving you with distinction and contributing to your continued success.

    Work Methodology


    Initial consultation

    The process begins with a client approaching SB&CO. LEGAL, through a meeting or consultation, where you are duly assisted by a lawyer specializing in the matter. During this consultation or meeting, the attorney listens to the client's situation, provides legal advice, and evaluates the viability of the case or request.


    Case Evaluation and Formulation of the Proposal

    After understanding and analyzing the client's situation, the lawyer conducts a thorough evaluation of the case or request. This involves reviewing relevant documents, conducting legal research, and analyzing the legal issues involved.


    Strategies development

    Once the case or request has been evaluated, based on the investigation and evaluation carried out, a proposal is sent to the client, which, once accepted, allows SB&Co. LEGAL develop a legal strategy adapted to the client's objectives. This strategy describes how the case or request will be approached, what arguments will be presented and what evidence should be considered for the success of its objectives.


    Execution of the agreed Strategy

    SB&Co. Legal Once the evaluation and strategy process has been completed, the legal documents necessary to begin the legal process or request entrusted by the client will be presented.

    Our Team


    Notes and Publications of legal interest

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    Office in Panama

    +507 306 1200


    Samuel Lewis Avenue and 58th Street, 

    Obarrio ADR Tower, 7th Floor Office 700-D

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    Lic. Franklin Briceño

    Franklin Briceño Salazar

    Senior Partner


    Franklin Briceño Salazar has a degree in Law and Political Science (“Magna Cum Laude”) from the University of Panama since 1990 and has a Master's Degree in Comparative Commercial Law from TheDickinsonSchool of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America, as a Scholar of the prestigious Program Fulbright. He also has a Postgraduate Degree in Taxation (2010) and a Master's Degree in Tax Planning from UNESCPA (2011).
    He has been an Associate Attorney at well-known Professional Firms in the area and since 1999 he has been a Partner at the forensic firm SB & Co. Legal.

    His professional experience has focused fundamentally on the field of Banking and Corporate Law, with a successful foray into the field of Labor Law and litigation.

    Franklin Briceño is an active member of very diverse professional, trade and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He stands out for being a member of the Interamerican Bar Association, the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), in which he has served as President of the Ethics, Civics and Corporate Social Responsibility Commission, member of the National Council of Lawyers, of the Association of Fulbright Scholars, member of Amnesty International, among others.
    Among his most relevant monographs we find “Sufficient Powers in the Opening of Bank Accounts and Granting of Credit”, “Considerations regarding Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on Promissory Notes and Negotiable Documents and Panamanian Legislation”, “Some forms of extinction of Obligations” and his Thesis “On the Object and Risk in Maritime Insurance”.

    In the field of public service, Franklin Briceño has served as a member of the Conciliation and Decision Boards of the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development as a representative of the employer sector and External Legal Advisor of the Agricultural Insurance Institute.

    Franklin Briceño Salazar is Professor of the Master's Program in Commercial Law and Procedural Law at the Inter-American University. He has been a speaker at multiple seminars and meetings with topics related to his areas of professional practice and around corporate ethics and transparency.


    Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Panama, graduated with honors (“Magna Cum Laude”) – 1990.
    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

    The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, LLM- Comparative Business Law, Fulbright Scholar -1993.
    Specialized University of Certified Public Accountants (UNESCPA), Panama, 2010 – Postgraduate in Taxation; 2011- Master in Tax Planning.


    Spanish / English

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    José María Herrera Correa

    Senior Partner




    Lic. José María Herrera Correa graduated in Business Administration from the Latin American University of Sciences and Technology (ULACIT) in 1995, so his professional experience has focused mainly on the field of Administration and Management.

    As a complement to his postgraduate studies in Commercial Law and Business Law, he attended a Seminar on Diplomacy and Negotiation Techniques given by the Latin American University of Sciences and Technology (ULACIT) in 2002.

    Within his work experience we can mention his role as Head of Purchasing, Manager and Supervisor in different companies in the Free Zone such as, for example, Invader International, Esprit and Yaveka International.

    Later he held the positions of Marketing Manager at A.A. Alpha Real Estate in 1992 and Managing Director at Cajir, S.A. from 1992 to 2002.

    From 1994 to the present he is an advisor to Financiera Metrocredit, S.A., and from 1994 to 2004, to Metroempaños, S.A.

    He has also held the position of Manager of Repossessed Assets (1999-2003), Executive Management of Administration (2003-2004) and Leasing Management (2004-2005) at the Savings Bank.

    From 2005 to 2009 he held the Collections Management position at Hipotecaria Metrocredit.

    Additionally, Mr. Herrera obtained the Real Estate Broker License through UNACOBIN.


    Graduate in Business Administration, Latin American University of Sciences and Technology, 1985.
    Postgraduate in Commercial Law, 2002.
    Master in Business Law, 2003.
    Graduate in Law and Political Sciences. Latin American University of Sciences and Technology. 2014.


    Spanish / English

    Jorge Alberto Rios

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    Mr. Ríos currently works in the practice areas of civil and administrative law, working in this position as a qualified lawyer since 2013.

    In addition, he has a degree in Journalism, he was associated for more than 10 years in the coverage of judicial and police events in the La Prensa Corporation and Director of Media in State entities as Deputy Chief of Communication in the National Police between 2014 to 2018 and as Head of Press in the Ministry of the Public until January 2020.

    He has specialized in the field of Criminal Procedure Law. He has dabbled in crisis management administration. He has been practicing law since 2013.


    Mr. Jorge Ríos has a Bachelor's degree in Law and Political Science, which he obtained at the Latin American University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in 2013.  

    Additionally, he has a degree in Journalism, obtained at the University of Panama, at the Faculty of Journalism in 2001.



    Francisco Perdomo

    Francisco Rolando Perdomo

    Junior Partner




    Francisco Rolando Perdomo Sandoval has a degree in Law and Political Science since 2009 and has a master's degree in Procedural Law.

    Mr. Perdomo acquired extensive professional experience working at the renowned forensic firm Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee from 2001 to 2010, being in charge of litigation matters.

    Mr. Perdomo is part of the SB&Co team. LEGAL since 2010, currently serving as Senior Associate Lawyer, offering services in the areas of Labor Law and Litigation.


    Latin American University of Sciences and Technology (ULACIT), Bachelor's Degree in Law and Political Sciences – 2009.
    Inter-American University of Panama, Master's Degree in Procedural Law – 2011.


    Spanish / Intermediate English


    Roberto de la Espriella

    Associate attorney


    Roberto de la Espriella Martinez obtained a Degree in Law and Political Science from Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua , Panama in 2005.

    ◦ Served as parter in the law firm De la Espriella & De la Espriella.

    ◦ Belonged to the law firm Veleiro, Mihalitsianos & de la Espriella.

    ◦ Served as general manager of Grupo Rical de Panama, company dedicated to residential and comercial real estate development since 1979.

    His professional experience has been based in Real Estate Law, Corporate and Banking law, estate planning and asset protection as well as off shore estructures.

    He has belonged to several associations and organizations as member such as ACOBIR, Convivienda, APEDE and Camara de Comercio y Agricultura de Panama (Chamber of Commerce).

    In the public service area, Roberto de la Espriella belonged to the board of directors of the Banco Nacional de Panama, main banking institution in Panama. 2010-2014


    School of Law and Political Science, Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua 2005


    Spanish / English


    Monica Suero

    Mónica Suero

    Junior Partner




    Monica joined the SB&CO team. Legal in 2018 and was named Senior Associate in 2021.

    She is characterized by its organization, aimed at obtaining results, with the ability to successfully answer queries and procedures in a timely manner, in addition to empathizing with all the needs of its clients.

    She completed a thesis on Unfair Competition in Franchises in 2015.

    Her practice focuses on extensive experience in the branches of Administrative, Commercial, Labor, Real Estate and Intellectual Property Law.

    In the performance of his profession, he has been able to participate in the incorporation of businesses and their due regularization in Panama, business restructuring, collective dismissals, union negotiations, company acquisitions, advice and guidance in the field of trademark registration and use contracts, recognition of tax credits, negotiations and mediation of conflicts on consumer protection, ship registration, health records, among others.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa María la Antigua (USMA)
    • Master in Private Law with specialization in Commercial Law at the Complutense University of Madrid.
    • Diploma in Labor Law, Center of Educational Excellence in Panama (CEEDPA).
    • Diploma in Real Estate and Registry Law, Center of Educational Excellence in Panama (CEEDPA).

    Leib Friedman

    Associate attorney




    Leib Friedman Velarde holds a Bachelor's degree in Law and Political Science since 2013 and completed a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Procedural Law from the Instituto Superior en Derecho y Economía (ISDE), Madrid (LL.M in Litigation, 2016-2017).

    Before joining the firm, Mr. Friedman worked as an associate in various firms in the country, focusing his practice on civil, commercial, criminal, administrative, and family litigation.

    Mr. Friedman has been a part of the SB&Co. LEGAL team since March 2023, currently serving as a Senior Associate Attorney, providing services in the firm's Litigation department.


    • Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Panamá (LL.B., 2013)
    • Instituto Superior en Derecho y Economía (ISDE), Madrid. (LL.M en Litigio, 2016- 2017)


    Spanish / English

    Anibal Tejeira

    Aníbal Tejeira V.

    Junior Partner




    Aníbal A. Tejeira Vásquez has a degree in Law and Political Science since 2013.

    Mr. Tejeira acquired extensive experience working for renowned Panama Law Firms, including SB&Co. Legal (formerly Sucre, Briceño & Co.) since 2010 and currently works as Senior Associate Attorney of the Firm.

    Mr. Tejeira was elected as a Scholar of the prestigious “Chevening” scholarship fund funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, to represent the Republic of Panama and complete a master's degree in Commercial and Corporate Law at Queen Mary University of London. Mr. Tejeira also has a master's degree in International Financial Law at King's College London and also completed a cultural exchange program and study of the Mandarin language (elementary-basic) at Donghua University in Shanghai, People's Republic of China (2014).

    Mr. Tejeira offers his services in the areas of Corporate and Financial Law, Commercial Litigation, specializing in Wealth Planning and Management, asset protection and fiduciary services, as well as incorporation of companies in multiple jurisdictions. 

    His clients include local banks, national and international companies and family groups, who require sophisticated and customized solutions for the organization and administration of private affairs or specific commercial transactions.