Mr Arturo Gerbaud > Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee
2ND FLOOR, HUMBOLDT TOWER
EAST 53RD STREET, MARBELLA
PANAMA CITY
Panama
Arturo Gerbaud photo

Position

Partner (1992). Areas of practice include: Banking Law, Corporate Law, Securities Law and Project Financing.

Career

Partner – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (1992-Present); Associate – Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (1990-1992); Partner – Grimaldo, Tejeira & Gerbaud (1988-1990).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

  • Presidential High Level Commission for the Modernization of the Capital Markets
  • Drafter, Securities Law of Panama
  • Director, Superintendency of Banks of Panama
  • Director and President, Central Latinoamericana de Valores, S.A.
  • Director and President, Latinex Holdings, Inc.
  • Director and President, Bolsa de Valores de Panamá, S.A.
  • Panama Bar Association
  • Director, Soluciones de Microfinanzas S.A. (Microserfín)

Education

Duke University, LL.M. (1987); Universidad Santa María La Antigua, LL.B (1986).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Arturo GerbaudAlemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

The ‘exceptional‘ banking and finance team at Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee counts some of Panama’s largest banks among its clients, and routinely advises major international financial institutions on high-value, cross-border financing transactions. Besides being a go-to choice for lenders in the country, the group is regularly instructed by an impressive roster of multinationals on borrower-side mandates. Significant areas of expertise range from leveraged and acquisition finance to asset finance, project finance and lending transactions involving the real estate sector. The practice, which is particularly active in the energy, hospitality and aviation segments, is also noted for its ongoing regulatory advice to domestic banks and other financial institutions. Described as ‘one of the best lawyers in the country‘, Arturo Gerbaud leads the practice. Other notable practitioners include the highly regarded Eloy Alfaro, a key contact for financings involving multiple jurisdictions, and Rita de la Guardia, Patricia Cordero and Rafael Marquínez, all of whom were promoted to partner in January 2022.

Panama > Capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Arturo GerbaudAlemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee has ‘extensive experience‘ in capital markets matters, with a particular emphasis on the debt capital markets space. Besides its strength in international Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions, the team is frequently involved in large domestic corporate bond issuances. The practice predominantly acts for leading Panamanian and international investment banks and financial institutions, although it also advises issuers on bond offerings, listings and regulatory issues. Managing partner Arturo Gerbaud, who has a wealth of experience in acting for both underwriters and issuers in significant bond offerings, oversees the practice. Other notable contacts include Eloy Alfaro, who excels in structured finance and complex securitisations, and newly promoted partners Rita de la Guardia and Rafael Marquínez, both of whom are seasoned in international securities offerings.

Panama > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Arturo GerbaudAlemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

The ‘excellent‘ corporate team at Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee is renowned for its experience in complex, cross-border M&A, with particular strength in regulated sectors including energy, telecoms and banking. International and Panamanian corporations as well as financial institutions are at the core of the client base, which routinely turns to the practice for advice on both sell and buy-side mandates. The team is led by the highly experienced Arturo Gerbaud, a key contact for transactions in the banking segment, and Alejandro Ferrer, who recently returned to the firm after serving as Panama’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Ferrer stands out for his expertise in M&A deals involving telecoms and energy assets. Other notable team members include Eloy Alfaro, who has a strong track record in financial services M&A, newly promoted partners Rafael Marquinez , Rita de la Guardia and Patricia Cordero, and associate Diego Anguizola.