ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA is a leader in the area of mergers and acquisitions in Panama, in terms of dollar value of deals, complexity and frequency of transactions. ARIFA is broadly recognized by its unparalleled experience in structuring the most complex and difficult acquisitions in Panama and the Central America region.
Lawyers in the mergers, acquisitions and joint-ventures practice area are frequently called upon to advise clients, both purchasers and sellers, in connection with the negotiation and drafting of stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, cash and stock merger agreements, corporate spin-offs and reorganization documents, friendly and hostile public tender offer documents, shareholders’ agreements and joint-venture agreements.
M&A transactions are staffed with expert lawyers in the fields of corporate law, securities regulation, labor law, taxation, antitrust, environmental law, public utilities and regulatory work, as warranted by the conditions of each particular acquisition.
In the area of corporations, lawyers regularly advise corporate entities on issues of director liability, minority shareholders' rights, class preferences, corporate governance, voting rights, dividend policies, preemptive rights and rights of first refusal, among many other subjects. Lawyers in this area of practice are experts at negotiating and drafting articles of incorporation, by-laws, shareholders' agreements, voting trust agreements, proxy statements, subscription rights and other complex corporate documentation and records, both for private companies as well as publicly-held corporations.
Bancolombia, Banco General, Grupo Mundial, General Cable Corporation, Grupo Nueva, Mexichem, MHC Holdings, Corporación Medcom, Panamerican Beverages, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones, Azucarera Nacional, and ChevronTexaco.
Our M&A and Corporations Practice Group comprises the following practice areas: