Mr Federico Alfaro > Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
PO BOX 0816-01098, PANAMA
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Work Department

Corporate Services practice area.
Mr. Alfaro is member of the firm’s Executive Committee.


Federico Alfaro joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2017.
Mr. Alfaro’s practice focuses on corporate services in Panama, the British Virgin Islands, and Belize, providing tax efficient structures and sophisticated estate planning vehicles to ensure the preservation, transfer and management of clients’ wealth.


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama (2019-2020)


Spanish, English


Director of the Fundación Omar Torrijos (present)
Member of the Board of Directors of Petroterminal de Panamá S. A. (2019- present)
Member of the Board of Directors of ENSA (Elektra Noreste S.A.) (2019- present)
Member of the Board of Directors of ENEL Fortuna S.A. (2019- present)


Juris Doctor, Loyola University of New Orleans (2007)
Bachelor of Sciences and Political Communication, George Washington University (2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Offshore

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega wins high praise from clients for its ‘exemplary experience and knowledge‘ across a wide range of issues affecting HNWIs, supported by a broad network of offices in the BVI and Hong Kong, affiliated offices in London, Uruguay and Belize, and its SwissARIFA arm (which provides trustee services and assists with the management of non-traditional assets such as yachts and private aircraft). The firm’s multidisciplinary offering encompasses cross-border wealth planning, the establishment of trusts and foundations, the management of family offices (including corporate governance and succession planning), and international taxation, with an emphasis on setting up tax-compliant structures. Notable names among the team’s ‘first-class lawyers‘ are co-managing partner Fernando Arias, who heads the corporate services practice and oversees the Hong Kong office; the ‘expertGian Castillero, the leader of the estate and private clients group; and BVI office head Rosa Restrepo. A capable pool of junior lawyers, including senior associate María Guardia and associates Jesús De Luca, Alejandra Tapia and Ana Torres, provides support on the full spectrum of taxation, estates, trusts and foundations matters. Federico Alfaro, who has expertise in tax and estate planning, is currently on a leave of absence while serving as Minister of Commerce and Industry.