Mr Inocencio Galindo > Morgan & Morgan > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Morgan & Morgan
MMG TOWER, 23RD FLOOR
AVE PASEO DEL MAR, COSTA DEL ESTE
PANAMA CITY
Panama

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining, Projects, Securities and Capital Markets, Business and Corporate Law

Position

Inocencio Galindo is a Partner in the Corporate Law Department of Morgan & Morgan and heads the Banking and Finance, and Mining practice groups of the firm.  Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Galindo worked as an Associate at a major US law firm.

Mr. Galindo has more than 20 years of experience in the legal sector. He mainly advises private and public companies on banking, finance, project development and financing, corporate and M&A, public tenders and concession contracts. He is recognized as a leading corporate and project development and finance lawyer in Panama, participating in large projects such as Line 1, 2 and 3 of the Metro of Panama- the most important public infrastructure project under development in Panama; the copper mining project Cobre Panama- the largest private sector investment in Panamanian history; the public bus transit system for Panama city (Metro Bus), among others. In addition, Mr. Galindo practices general corporate and commercial law, advising clients on a wide range of commercial transactions, both domestic and cross-border.

Mr. Galindo served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama, the principal organization of the private sector in Panama, for the 2017-2018 period. He also served as First Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce for the 2016-2017 period, and Second Vice President for the 2015-2016 period. Mr. Galindo is also an ICSID arbitrator / mediator appointed by Panama for the 2016-2022 period.

Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and Who´s Who Legal have recognized Mr. Galindo as a leading lawyer in banking and finance, project finance, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and energy.

He is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama, State of New York and District of Columbia, U.S. (although is currently inactive in the U.S.)

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships

American Law Firms Association (ALFA)

Education

Mr. Galindo obtained a B.A. in Business Administration (Cum Laude) in Georgetown University (1993), and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1996).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Inocencio GalindoMorgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan has a broad corporate practice, spanning both domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate governance, and is particularly noted for its advice to multinationals on the establishment of headquarters in Panama. Its diverse client base includes banks and financial institutions and companies from the real estate, transport, energy, and food and beverages sectors, among others. In addition, the firm has launched a new practice focused on advising start-ups on developing their businesses, led by Kharla Aizpurúa and international associate Miguel Arias, and offers pro bono services as a member of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas. The experienced Francisco Arias leads the team, which also includes Inocencio Galindo, who brings additional banking, mining and tax expertise to the team, Roberto Vidal and Ramón Varela.

Panama > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Inocencio GalindoMorgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan acts for both lenders, including major foreign and domestic banks, and borrowers, advising on a wide range of financial matters. Among the areas of strength for the ‘excellent‘ team are project finance, particularly in relation to energy, mining and infrastructure projects, syndicated lending, banking sector M&A, and regulatory matters. It has additional expertise in insolvency and restructuring, areas which have been particularly active during the pandemic. Inocencio Galindo leads the team, which also includes the ‘committed‘ and ‘accessibleKharla Aizpurua Olmos, who stands out for her strength in domestic and cross-border transactions, Francisco Arias, who has expertise in structured finance and regulatory matters, and project finance specialist Ramón Varela. Senior associate Ana Carolina Castillo is also noted.

Panama > Projects and energy

Morgan & Morgan counts government entities, major domestic and international financial institutions, multilateral development agencies and investment banks among its clients, and has extensive experience in advising on the financing and construction of large-scale infrastructure projects, including transportation, mining and renewable energy developments. In addition, the firm advises on public tenders and government concession contracts. Practice head Ramón Varela specialises in advising on the financing and development of energy projects, including renewable projects, in addition to handling M&A and regulatory issues in the energy sector. Other key contacts include Inocencio Galindo and Kharla Aizpurúa, who have considerable expertise in project finance, Aristides Anguizola, who is particularly experienced in mine development and finance, and senior associate Ana Carolina Castillo, who specialises in financial and corporate transactions and regulatory matters in the energy sector.

Panama > Tax

Highlighted for its ‘technical knowledge, experience and reputation‘, Morgan & Morgan has a wide-ranging tax practice, advising on the tax aspects of M&A, joint ventures and projects, as well as on tax compliance and litigation before the courts and the Panamanian Tax Authority. It has particular strength in corporate tax, advising on both national and international tax planning, transfer pricing and special tax regimes available to multinationals operating in Panama. In addition, the team assists private clients with tax compliance and residency issues. Practice head Inocencio Galindo has extensive expertise in tax structuring and corporate tax compliance. Senior associate Amanda Barraza, who has ‘a lot of experience in Panamanian and international taxation‘, is also a key contact. Since publication, fellow senior Fanny Evans, who focuses on wealth planning and corporate services, has been raised to the partnership – effective January 2022.