ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA has been at the forefront of the legal profession in Panama, advising leading international financial institutions and multinational corporations, as well as some of the largest domestic companies, for over 100 years.
Its legal practice includes over 30 areas of law, organized into 14 practice groups, including capital markets, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporations, regulatory work, government contracts, trade, competition and antitrust, real estate, environmental matters, employment relations, trust and estate planning, litigation, taxation and intellectual property.
The firm also has a strong offshore practice, for which affiliated and fully integrated trust and company agent offices in London, Hong Kong, The British Virgin Islands, Uruguay and Belize. Under its brand name ARIFA Corporate Services, ARIFA offers clients a complete list of offshore solutions, including company formation and management services, as well as trust and foundation services. For selected clients, ARIFA offers more sophisticated estate and family financial planning services, as well as trustee services, through its affiliate SwissARIFA.
The firm has a distinguished reputation for consistently providing the highest quality legal advice and is highly recognized for its unparalleled expertise in structuring complex, innovative and sophisticated mergers and acquisitions and capital market and financial transactions in Panama and the Latin America region.
ARIFA's success is the result of the superior quality of its lawyers, many of them educated in leading law schools in the United States and Europe or trained in law firms in New York. This unique background of its legal teams enables the firm to act as a bridge between legal and business cultures and to provide effective legal services to clients, particularly in challenging cross-border transactions.
Not surprisingly, the firm and many of its lawyers are regularly top-ranked by the leading international legal publications, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal, and Latin Lawyer 250.
ARIFA lawyers hold themselves to the highest professional and ethical standards. This is the main reason why their clients regularly entrust their most difficult and sensitive matters to them.
On-going investments in state-of-the-art law office systems and the support of professional managers and highly trained personnel enable the firm to offer the most efficient and competitive services to clients.
ARIFA members take pride in their organization and, with the support of their lawyers, personnel and clients, expect to continue focusing on what they have known to do best for over a century: protect their clients' interests with excellence and integrity.