To better serve the needs of clients affected by a myriad of highly-technical, industry-specific and ever increasing business regulations, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega established its regulatory work practice group.
A team integrated by expert lawyers whose primary responsibility is to advise clients on non-financial regulatory matters. ARIFA lawyers in this practice group are widely recognized by clients for their in-depth knowledge of the laws affecting regulated industries and for their experience and skills in dealing with regulatory agencies.
ARIFA's regulatory work practice group covers such areas of law as: antitrust, trade and competition; media and communications; environmental law; regulation of public utilities; and mining, oil and gas.
In these practice areas, lawyers frequently assist clients in connection with the interpretation of laws and regulations; preparation of legal compliance programmes; the representation of clients before regulatory agencies; monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals pending approval before the National Assembly or regulatory agencies; securing governmental consents and licenses; preparation of environmental assessments; negotiation and drafting of concession agreements; sale and acquisition of regulated business; financing of regulated businesses; drafting commercial contracts for use by regulated businesses; government investigations and claims by regulatory agencies; prosecution and defense of consumer complaints; and specialized litigation affecting regulated businesses.
OUR CLIENTS SAY
The senior members of this firm have regulatory experience few in this chapter can rival, giving the younger generation the advantage of being able to speak directly to the authors of some of Panama’s key legislation when advising clients.