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María C. Arroyo
Partner
Panama
T: +507 205 7021
F: +507 205 7001
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SUMMARY
María C. Arroyo joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1995.

Ms. Arroyo is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Operations Committee. She is also Head of the firm’s Commercial and Real Estate Practice Group.

Ms. Arroyo practice focuses on commercial transactions and contracts; real estate and property; government permits and administrative matters; government contracts, concessions and privatizations; and banking and finance.

In the area of real estate and property, Ms. Arroyo has extensive experience in the negotiation and drafting of purchase, lease, joint-venture, management and construction agreements, as well as condominium rules, in connection with beach resorts, residential projects, exclusive condominiums, commercial premises, hotels, casinos and shopping centers.

Ms. Arroyo also has significant experience in the financing of commercial and residential projects.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Laws (Licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas), Panama University (1983)
LANGUAGES
Spanish
BAR ADMISSION
Panama, 1984

PUBLICATIONS
ARIFA's real estate lawyers comment on the recently enacted reforms to some of Panama's possessory rights laws

"Investing in land for tourism development. Concessions are regulated" (Territorios para la inversión turística. Se regulan las concesiones), ENLACE Magazine (2006)

PRACTICE AREAS
Banking and Finance
Commercial Transactions and Contracts
Government Contracts, Concessions and Privatizations
Government Permits and Administrative Matters
Real Estate and Property

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

US$71 million to finance Panama's first windmill generation farm: UEP Penonomé I

US$27.5 million to finance the construction of hydroelectric project Alto Valle

Citibank in new prepaid card mechanism for Panama City public transport

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RECOGNITIONS

Leading real estate lawyer, Panama, Chambers Latin America (2014-2015)

Leading real estate lawyer, Panama, Legal 500 Latin America (2012-2014)

Named one of the 50 inspiring women in Latin American law, according to Latin Lawyer (2013)

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