Commercial and Civil Matters Litigation
ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA has one of the strongest commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution practices in Panama.
The firm's litigators represent clients in a broad range of civil and commercial disputes before trial and appellate courts, before the Supreme Court and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings in Panama.
The firm's litigation partners frequently work with U.S. and European counsel in international arbitrations and proceedings before foreign courts. Such participation includes, acting as expert witnesses, preparing expert testimony rebuttal and rendering affidavits and legal opinions on matters of Panamanian law before such foreign courts. ARIFA also assists U.S. and European clients in connection with service of notice of process on defendants in Panama and in obtaining the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in Panama.
ARIFA's team of commercial and civil litigators is very active in arbitration. Our lawyers are very knowledgeable of the arbitration rules of the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL and AAA. In addition, three of our partners are accredited arbitrators before the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ARIFA is also a founding member of the Panama Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce, an organization serving as host to the International Court of Arbitration.
American Airlines, Arcos Dorados (McDonald's), Banco de la Nación Argentina, Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (BLADEX), ChevronTexaco, Del Monte Fresh Fruit Produce, Exxon, Holcim, Marriott Corporation, Minera Tesonera, Ricardo Pérez and Starr International Company.
OUR CLIENTS SAY
We are very happy with the service. The lawyers are highly experienced and responsive, and their work product is very high-quality. They have a solid understanding of the dispute resolution arena
Chambers LatAm 2018
Sources describe the team as "attentive, detail-oriented, capable and incredibly meticulous," and also highlight its "very sound advice."
Chambers LatAm 2018
A strong arbitration offering complements the firm’s litigation expertise
Latin Lawyer 250, 2017
The team's deep expertise and experience in the market allows them to understand different areas of our business and provide us with a comprehensive service.
Chambers LatAm 2017
The work the department did for me was first grade – they met international expectations. It is a brilliant firm.