Commercial and Civil Matters Litigation

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has one of the strongest commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution practices in Panama, representing 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. Its lawyers are very knowledgeable of the arbitration rules of the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL and AAA. In addition, three of their partners have been 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.

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Representative Clients

American Airlines, Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (BLADEX), ChevronTexaco, Exxon, Marriott Corporation and Ricardo Pérez.

Representative Transactions