Name: Juliette Passer

Title/Position: President and General Counsel

Company: PanaManagement Corporation

Business Description: Our company provides legal and financial consulting to both US and foreign clients involved in many industries, through our offices in Panama City, Panama and NYC, NY.

Chapter: New York


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Juliette M. Passer, is a U.S. attorney, has over 20 years of broad international transactional experience, specializing in corporate and project finance, as well as international joint venture transactions and e-commerce.

Ms Passer holds a JD (cum laude) from Cardozo School of Law and studied Soviet Law at the Columbia University School of Law. She practiced law with the international law firms of Debevoise & Plimpton and Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler in New York specializing in corporate and project finance. She has represented both US and foreign clients in transactions in such sectors as aviation, aircraft leasing, transportation, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, telecommunications, technology transfer, information technology (IT) and the Internet, executive compensation and wealth preservation, advertising, clothing manufacturing, defense conversion, energy production and conversion, entertainment, non-profit organizations and printing. She has worked on international transactions ranging from mid-size joint ventures (such as a venture between a US-based IT company with a Turkish software developer with a Russian outsourcing team or a Russian tractor manufacturer and a US investment fund) and debt and equity investments into Central and Eastern European manufacturers by U.S. investment funds to $300 million debt restructuring of a U.S. telecommunications company and a $250 million petrochemical plant financing by a Finnish company, among numerous others, in such diverse markets as the former republics of the USSR, Eastern and Western Europe, China, Turkey and Panama, where Ms Passer has an office since 2007.

During the last eight years she also has been working with the Internet-based companies on a broad range of projects, from financings to licensing and domain names disputes, as well as international business transactions and general corporate representation for new media and IT companies. She also serves on boards of several companies. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in American Women. As a pro bono undertaking she represents Russian artists, dancers and musicians. She is a frequent guest lecturer and adjunct faculty at the Russian Juridical Academy, Tashkent State University, Kaplan University, Marywood University, Moravian College and others.

She is fluent in Russian and has a working knowledge of Ukrainian. She writes and speaks widely on the issues of law and commerce in the emerging markets as well as the Internet, IT and e-commerce. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the Boards of Directors of the Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation and other companies. She maintains a wide range of contacts in Russian regions as well as in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, China and Panama. From 1990-1993 she was an U.S. Adviser to the Committee of Economic Development of St. Petersburg for the development of free economic zones and participated as an U.S. expert in drafting and commenting on various legislation for several Republics of the former USSR. From 1997 until January 1999 she was an US adviser to the Finance Committee of St. Petersburg. Ms Passer holds BM and MM degrees from the Manhattan School of Music majoring in harp, conducting and music education; postgraduate work at the New York University in child psychology and music therapy. She also studied at the Julliard School in New York and the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Italy. She performed in the US and Europe as a harpist, as well as directed numerous productions of American musicals before embarking on the career in law. She currently serves as music director for ES Records, Inc. and has co-produced and released three original recordings of classical and neo-classical music. Ms Passer is a proud holder of American citizenship since 1981.