Mr Raul Borrell A. > Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Work Department

Maritime and port facilities
Natural resources (oil)
Project Development
Real Estate
Corporate and M&A
Public Tenders and Concession Contracts




  • Partner at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2012 – present)
  • Associate at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2002 – 2012)


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Panama Bar Association.
  • Assistant to the Secretary of the Board, Petroamerica Terminal S.A. (PATSA) (2017-2019).
  • Member of the drafting committee of the Panama General Ports Law (2007-2008).


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (2002)
  • Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama City, Panama (Cum Laude, 2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Corporate and M&A

M&A powerhouse Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee has a stellar track record in advising on both the purchaser and seller side of high-profile transactions, with notable capabilities in cross-border matters and deals in the banking and energy sectors. It also has growing expertise in the telecoms, technology and logistics spaces. Its client base ranges from major multinationals and leading Panamanian corporations to smaller emerging businesses. The department is headed by the highly experienced duo of Arturo Gerbaud, an expert in the financial services sector, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Ferrer, whose practice takes in energy and telecoms-related transactions and antitrust matters. Other well-regarded partners in the sizeable team include Raúl Borrell, a specialist in the natural resources and maritime fields, Rita de la Guardia, who is also admitted to practice in New York and is well versed in international transactions, Patricia Cordero and Rafael Marquínez, while Diego Anguizola (another member of the New York Bar) and Mario Vlieg stand out at the associate level.

Panama > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Raúl Borrell – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee houses a comprehensive projects practice, which is particularly renowned for its expertise in the transport infrastructure space. The firm has significant experience in the financing, structuring, construction and operation of major transport projects, spanning the expansion of highways, port facilities and the Panama Canal. On the energy front, the team is equally adept at advising on conventional and renewable energy (with an emphasis on solar power), as well as assisting international clients with the operation of Panamanian mining concessions. Following the departure of former practice co-head Eloy Alfaro in July 2022, the key names at the senior level are former Minister of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Ferrer; Raúl Borrell, whose practice encompasses public tenders and concessions and the development of maritime and port facilities; and energy specialist Jaime Castillo. The experienced associate group includes Diego Anguizola, Sophia Astrid Lee and Doris Nieto.