Mr Ricardo Arias > Morgan & Morgan > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Morgan & Morgan

Work Department

Securities and Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions



Ricardo Arias is a Partner in the corporate law department and co-heads the Securities and Capital Markets practice. Mr. Arias focuses primarily on complex securities transactions some involving cross-border components and usually involving dollar amounts in the millions.  He has worked on a broad range of public and private transactions for investment banks, financial institutions and companies in a number of industries, including energy, banking, real estate, education, private funds, gaming, automotive, aviation, among others.

Mr. Arias also regularly counsels on transactions related to banking, M&A and project finance. He has represented local and foreign lenders as well as local and foreign developer/borrowers in secured and unsecured financings and project financings.

He also specializes on setting up investment companies, including Real Estate Investment Funds (REITs); and is recognized for his participation in the first ever public offering of revolving Green Bonds issued in the Republic of Panama.

Mr. Arias has been recommended by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets, an collaborate with publications in the securities sector.



Mr. Arias obtained an LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad Latina de Panama.

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Ricardo AriasMorgan & Morgan

With ‘extensive knowledge‘ of capital markets matters, Morgan & Morgan is experienced in public and private offerings, including cross-border mandates. The team acts for both local and international issuers and underwriters, counting major banks and financial institutions, public entities and private corporations among its clients, and has notable expertise in advising investment funds, particularly real estate investment trusts (REITs). It is also experienced in regulatory matters. Francisco Arias, who has a strong client base of banks and financial institutions, leads the practice with Ricardo Arias, a specialist in the establishment and registration of investment funds and REITs. The team also includes Roberto Vidal, who is experienced in high-yield debt and equity securities offerings, Kharla Aizpurúa and Aristides Anguizola.