Firm Profile > Arias > Panama, Panama

Arias
The Towers, Piso 3
OFICINA 3D, CALLE 50
PANAMA
Panama

Banking and finance Tier 3

The Panama office of Central American firm Arias handles regional financial transactions, often working alongside the firm's other offices. It also advises on general banking matters, financial regulation and project finance. The team is known for its borrower-side experience, but has been increasingly active advising international financial institutions on the lender side of transactions. The practice is led by Maria Cristina Fábrega, who was promoted to partner in January 2019. Yuri Moreno, who has strength in the real estate and shipping sectors, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

The Panama office of Central American firm Arias is well versed in regional corporate transactions, where it works alongside the firm's other offices, including on significant M&A matters. The team also assists with due diligence and regulatory issues, corporate restructurings and the redomiciliation of foreign entities to Panama. Maria Cristina Fábrega, who was promoted to partner in January 2019, leads the team along with Yuri Moreno, who is particularly experienced in advising clients in the banking and insurance sectors.

Key clients

Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A.

Indecomm Digital Services Inc.

Telefonica Moviles Panama S.A.

Giant Bridge Company Inc.

PRB

Arias is the leading global business law firm in Central America and the firm of choice in the region. The firm stands out for providing innovative and effective solutions that help clients achieve their business goals, while enjoying the benefits of working with an integrated firm, with presence in six countries through seven offices and 160 highly trained and experienced attorneys.

The firm

Since 1942, Arias has been setting the standards in the region by combining its global reach with local expertise, and providing a visionary outlook on the world’s business environment.

The firm’s most recent recognitions include: Central America Law Firm of the Year by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) (2016, 2015 and 2008); Client Service Awards by Chambers Latin America (2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011); Central America Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Latin America (2014 and 2009); Central America Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review (2016 and 2015) and Women in Business Law Awards for Central America and Panama by Euromoney (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012), Best Individual Award for Central America by Chambers Women in Law Awards (2018), among others that reconfirm the firm’s commitment to excellence.

Areas of practice

Arias is a full-service law, providing advice in over 30 practice areas, with renowned specialists in each jurisdiction. Some of the firm’s main practice areas include: corporate, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, tax, arbitration and litigation, banking and finance, intellectual property, labor law, energy, oil and gas, real estate and immigration, among others.

International work: the firm advises in local and cross-border transactions, assisting some of the major international corporations doing business in the region, and also providing legal support to local clients going abroad.

Languages spoken

Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Italian.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Siaska SSS Lorenzo E: siaska.lorenzo@ariaslaw.com
Partners Yuri Moreno E: yuri.moreno@ariaslaw.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 María Cristina Fábrega  photo María Cristina Fábrega Partner
Ms Siaska SSS Lorenzo  photo Ms Siaska SSS Lorenzo Partner
Mr Yuri Moreno  photo Mr Yuri Moreno Partner
Other fee-earners : 130+
Partners : 32

OUR FIRM

Arias is the leading global business law firm in Central America and the firm of choice in the region. The firm stands out for providing innovative and effective solutions that help clients achieve their business goals, while enjoying the benefits of working with an integrated firm, with presence in six countries through seven offices, 35 partners,  and 130 highly trained and experienced attorneys.

Since 1942, Arias has been setting the standards in the region by combining its global reach with local expertise, and providing a visionary outlook on the world’s business environment.

OUR TEAM

Among our staff, we have attorneys with long experience in several practice areas combined with young lawyers, that makes our firm to be constantly innovating and adapting to today’s world needs, ensuring to offer our clients the best legal talent in the region. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Arias is a full-service firm, providing advice in over 33 practice areas, with renowned specialists in each jurisdiction. Some of the firm’s main practice areas include: corporate, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, tax, arbitration and litigation, compliance, banking and finance, intellectual property, labor law, energy, oil and gas, real estate, immigration, and general counsel services, among others.

OUR FOCUS: WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN

We provide creative and innovative legal solutions that add value to our clients, taking the time to know and understand their business goals, while always focused on providing reliable and accurate legal services, with their best interests in mind.

INTERNATIONAL REACH

The firm advises on local and cross-border transactions, assisting some of the major international corporations doing business in the region, and also providing legal support to local clients going abroad.

RECOGNITIONS

Consistently, we have been honored with important recognitions and awards such as “Firm of the Year in Central America”, “Firm of the year” in the countries we operate, “Client Service Award”, “Best Regional Firm for Women in Business  Law”, “Deal of the Year”, among other relevant regional and local awards for the firm and our members.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We promote diversity within the firm, professional growth is based on each individual’s merit regardless of the gender or ethnics.

49% of our partners are women

51% of our associates are women

65% of our management positions are held by women

2,000 PRO BONO HOURS PER YEAR

Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro-bono work have always been an important part of our DNA. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to inspire and generate positive changes in our environment in order to achieve and ensure a better future for the next generations.

Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French, German, and Portuguese

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Head of Labour Siaska SSS Lorenzo siaska.lorenzo@ariaslaw.com +(507) 2821400
Partner, Head of Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property, and Dispute Resolution Yuri Moreno yuri.moreno@ariaslaw.com +(507) 2821400
Partner, Head of M&A and Banking and Financie Maria Cristina Fábrega maria.fabrega@ariaslaw.com +(507) 2821400
Partners : 3
Associates : 8
English
Portugese
Spanish
INTA
AIPPI
LMA
World Law Group
ASIPI
Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC)
NYSBA
Central American Partners : 35