Mrs Patricia Cordero > Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

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.




  • Partner at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2022-present)
  • Senior Associate at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (2019-2021)
  • 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

(Next Generation Partners)

Patricia CorderoAlemán, 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 > Corporate and M&A

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.