We are pleased to announce that shareholder John H. Friedhoff was a guest lecturer at the INIDEM Business Law School Master of Laws Program. John has been a guest lecturer at the school since its inception in Panama in 2010. On July 29, 2022, he presented “Taking Advantage of the Gringo Lawyer in Contract Negotiations: Examples and Principles for Future Use.”
The INIDEM Business Law School was founded in Panama in 2010 by a group of prominent lawyers and professors from various countries, to develop research and interdisciplinary training in Law and business with an innovative focus. Their Master of Laws program is a blended format structured program that combines 3 onsite, one intensive week (two in Panama and one in Miami) every 3 weeks with online courses. The program aims to train lawyers with a business vision. It complements their previous training with current, relevant, and practical content, without the participants having to leave the professional practice, work, or family responsibilities for an academic year. Faculty and lecturers include professors from 10 different nationalities, partners of recognized legal firms or consultants, and/ or professors at leading universities such as Stanford University, Georgetown University, ESADE, Catholic University of Chile.
John has been certified as a specialist in international law for over 20 years and works in Fowler White's Corporate, International, and Intellectual Property practice groups where he represents foreign investors in their investments in the United States and abroad. He is a frequent speaker on issues relating to foreign investment in Latin America and has authored international contract forms for practitioners in the USA and abroad as well as on foreign investment in the USA. John previously served as Vice President of the Central-American Chamber of Commerce and President of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and has spent over 50 cumulative years on boards of both profit and non-profit organizations, extending from a commercial bank to a university.