Aviation

ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA is one of the few law firms in Panama with experts in the field of aviation law.

ARIFA provides its local and international clients in the aviation sector with the truly focused and experienced legal assistance as only one of the few law firms in Panama actually bringing together a group of professionals with vast experience in the field of aeronautical law can do.

ARIFA’s legal team experience in the Aviation Sector includes advising airlines, aircraft owners, aircraft lessors and lessees, banks, and industry providers such as fuel suppliers, in the negotiation and drafting of complex aircrafts acquisition and leasing agreements; registration of aircrafts before the Civil Aviation Board; joint-venture agreements; international IPOs of leading commercial airlines in the region; as well as airport infrastructure project financing and fuel procurement contracts.

ARIFA’s wide range of services in the area of aviation law also includes providing legal advice to industry providers competing in the public procurement and public-private partnerships field, with full understanding of the requirements of the aviation contracting authorities and the various stages of the awarding process.

Over the last 20 years, ARIFA aviation group has been actively involved in the delivery, sale, and financing of aircraft leased to COPA Airlines, representing leasing companies and investors in the most complex transactions, as the Panamanian airline expands its fleet of international transport based in Tocumen International Airport. During 2015, ARIFA advised in the delivery of Copa Airlines' 100th airplane.

A partner member of the ARIFA's Aviation practice group is a former Director of the Air Transportation of the Civil Aviation Authority.