Government Contracts, Concessions and Privatizations

Perhaps no other firm in Panama has advised clients in the area of government concessions and public contracts longer than ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA. From the first public utilities concessions granted by the Government of Panama during the early years of the Republic to the most recent public contract for the construction of the $5.2 billion Panama Canal expansion project, we have assisted leading multinational and Panamanian companies in their affairs with the Government of Panama. We represent clients in transactions ranging from simple government supply contracts to complex concession agreements and public contracts.

Our representation extends to clients with business interests and operations in the petroleum storage, in transportation and refining industry, in port operations, in telecommunications, in power generation and distribution, in toll-roads, in mining, and in other public works.

With deep broad-based experience in privatizations, government concessions, public contracts and administrative law, ARIFA has one of the most active infrastructure finance practices in Panama. We have structured the financing of the largest hydroelectric plants, as well as all toll-road concessions and railway concessions.

Representative Clients

Bechtel Corporation, Cargill, ChevronTexaco, Enel, ExxonMobil, Holcim, INMET, Mitsubishi, Pedregal Power Company, RTZ, and Suez Energy.

Representative Transactions