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Joaquín practices International law, specializing in Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate law. Previously, as Minister of Trade and Industry for the Republic of Panama ( 1999- 2004), he negotiated on a Free Trade Agreement with the United States and successfully shepherded the first four rounds of talks. During his tenure in office, Joaquín was also responsible for the negotiation of trade agreements with several other Central American countries, as well as Taiwan and Singapore. He led trade delegations to the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and represented Panama in international trade negotiations before the WTO. Prior to becoming Minister, Joaquín served as the Chief Legal Advisor to Econogrupo, a leading Panamanian financial institution, and held diplomatic positions in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Lithuania through the Embassy of Panama. He is also a contributor to the Latin American Advisor, Inter American Dialogue.