Mr Fernando Arias > Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
PH ARIFA, 10TH FLOOR, WEST BOULEVARD
SANTA MARIA BUSINESS DISTRICT
PO BOX 0816-01098, PANAMA
Panama
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Work Department

Mr. Arias’ practice focuses on litigation with emphasis on commercial and civil matters; taxation and administrative cases; corporations; and estates, trusts and foundations.

Position

Partner. Mr. Arias is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Operations Committee. He is also Head of the firm’s Corporate Services Practice Group and is Co-head of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group.

Career

Fernando A. Arias joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1995.
His corporate practice includes establishing estate planning structures involving trusts, foundations and special purposes vehicles including companies registered in the BVI and Panama. He currently overseas ARIFA office situated in Asia.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Education

Drake University, JD (1983)
Tulane University, BA (1979)
Admitted: Panama.

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Dispute resolution

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has significant expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes; the team frequently foreign companies in litigation and arbitration proceedings in Panama, and is particularly active in international commercial arbitrations against the Republic of Panama. The firm is experienced in a wide range of cases, including commercial disputes, administrative proceedings (including regulatory claims), admiralty cases, and labour and tax litigation, and has seen an increasing amount of work acting for debtors and creditors in insolvency litigation. Fernando Arias, who is well versed in civil, commercial, tax and administrative disputes, particularly involving Panamanian corporations, leads the team with Claudio De Castro, who focuses his practice on multi-jurisdictional disputes. Sofía Cohen, who leads the firm’s regulatory work group, is also a key contact. Since publication, the team has been joined by international associate Isabella de la Guardia from Baker McKenzie LLP‘s Miami office.