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Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee
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Work Department

Areas of practice include: Corporate Law, Banking Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Civil Litigation.


Senior Associate


  • Senior Associate at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2019-present)
  • Associate at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2010-2019)


Spanish, English and French.


Emory University, J.D. (2010); New York University, B.S. (2007).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Banking and finance

(Rising stars)

Patricia CorderoAlemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Highlighted for its ‘technical excellence‘, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee counts some of Panama’s largest banks among its clients, as well as acting for foreign banks with operations in Panama and large corporate borrowers. The team’s wide-ranging practice spans leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance and real estate finance, and it also has notable expertise in M&A in the banking sector and in day-to-day regulatory matters. Cross-border deals, particularly those governed by New York law, are another area of strength. During the pandemic, the team has also seen an increase in work advising on debt refinancing, particularly for clients in the retail, hospitality and real estate sectors. The ‘always availableArturo Gerbaud, who is also the firm’s managing partner, leads the practice, while Eloy Alfaro and experienced senior associates Patricia Cordero and Rita de la Guardia are also key contacts.

Panama > Corporate and M&A

Complex M&A, particularly in the banking and energy sectors, is a key area of expertise for the ‘very strong‘ team at Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee, which regularly advises on major domestic transactions as well as cross-border matters. The practice counts both purchasers and sellers, including Panamanian corporations, financial institutions, and regional and international investors with a presence in Panama, among its clients. Arturo Gerbaud, who has significant strength in transactions in the banking sector, and Eloy Alfaro, who is highlighted for his ‘intellect and knowledge‘, lead the practice, while Raúl Borrell and Jaime Castillo bring additional expertise in the gas and energy sectors, respectively, to the team. At senior associate level, Rita de la Guardia stands out for her experience in large M&A deals, and Rafael Marquínez and Patricia Cordero are also noted.