Firm Profile > Fabrega Molino > Panama, Panama

Fabrega Molino
P.O. BOX: 0816-00744

Real estate Tier 2

Fabrega Molino advises on the construction and financing of commercial, residential, retail and industrial developments, and also assists with the sale and acquisition of land for development and the negotiation of leases. Land use matters, including zoning law, special permits and government authorisations, are also areas of expertise, as are contentious matters such as lease disputes, where the team can draw on the firm's experienced litigation practice. The experienced Jose Agustin Preciado and senior associates José Antonio Sierra and Marleny Medina are the key contacts.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Fabrega Molino advises Panamanian and international banks, trusts and financial institutions on banking transactions, establishing operations in Panama, and regulatory and licensing issues. The team also acts for corporate borrowers and assists with the financing of M&A and other transactions. Senior partners Juan Pablo Fabrega and Jorge Molina, who is experienced in banking litigation, are the key team members.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Fabrega Molino advises on M&A, joint ventures, investments in public and private companies, and leveraged buyouts, including cross-border transactions. The team also assists with commercial documentation such as manufacturing, licensing and distribution agreements. Corporate governance and compliance are also key areas of expertise. The team includes senior partner Juan Pablo Fábrega, Tatiana Abadía and Dani Kuzniecky.

Shipping Tier 3

Fabrega Molino focuses on shipping finance and registration. It regularly advises on the registration and discharge of naval mortgages, the acquisition and sale of vessels, obtaining licences for fishing and other activities, and multiple flag authorisations, and also handles maritime litigation. The key contacts are highly regarded principal partner Ana Lorena Morales and senior partner Dani Kuzniecky.

The firm: FABREGA MOLINO  has provided advice and legal services to many of the world’s biggest companies, with an established tradition of excellence earned by the efficiency and quality of its services. The firm acts for a significant number of clients, including multinational corporations and institutions, shipowners and agents, international law firms, family businesses, high-net-worth individuals, major international groups, holding companies, banks, and financial institutions as well as aviation and pharmaceutical companies. The firm is widely recognized as a superior provider of Panamanian legal services globally by leading publications and professional organizations. Its lawyers are members of the most preeminent international associations. The firm’s core values are excellence, ethics, commitment, respect and social responsibility.

Main areas of practice
Arbitration and litigation: The firm has a solid litigation practice concentrating in civil, commercial, labor, tax, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and maritime proceedings. The firm represents clients in commercial and investment arbitrations concerning a wide range of industries. The firm’s dispute resolution lawyers are fully trained and they are recognized as leaders in international arbitration in various international rankings.

Banking and Finance: Banking and finance have always been a core practice in Fabrega Molino. The Firm has significant experience in cases concerning Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s practice covers a wide range of services including the process of establishing and developing banking and finance operations in Panama.

Capital markets: The firm’s diverse securities practice includes representing financial institutions in a wide variety of debt and equity offerings in Panama, providing as well counsel on compliance matters. Fabrega Molino has assisted many clients in obtaining different types of licenses before the Superintendence of Securities Markets, including securities brokerage and investment funds administration. The firm’s lawyers also assist and advise clients in connection with private and public securities offerings in the Panamanian capital market, as well as structuring and registration of investments funds.

Estate planning and private client: The firm specializes in estate planning, advising on structuring, organization, and governance of family businesses and private wealth, as well as, providing succession planning. The firm represents corporate clients as well as high net-worth individuals and family businesses.

M&A and corporate: The firm advises on the full range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s practice includes negotiation and drafting of contracts and other commercial documents, including those concerning the manufacture, product licensing and distribution, import-export, real estate, loans, financings, anti-trust, and unfair competition legislation. The firm has represented institutional, corporate, and privately held companies in transactions of all sizes.

Real estate: The Firm has extensive experience in real estate matters representing corporations, real estate investors, lending institutions, contractors, and developers. The firm’s professionals have a wide experience in the preparation, negotiation, and closing of purchase agreements for the acquisition and sale of unimproved land, commercial, multi-use, residential buildings, shopping centers, farms, hotels, warehouse developments, among others.

Tax: The firm has a team of attorneys with vast experience providing assistance to national and foreign clients in relation to Panamanian fiscal standards and the implications of businesses and financial or commercial transactions to be carried out in the Republic of Panama and abroad.

Other areas of practice
Antitrust and competition law, aviation, aerospace, corporate governance, and compliance, energy and natural resources, environmental, government contracts and procurements, health care, and life sciences, hospitality & leisure, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, project finance, shipping,  telecommunications, media and IT, trust and sport.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration & Litigation Jorge Molina (Senior Partner) 507-3016600
Banking & Finance Tatiana Abadia (Partner) 507-3016600
Capital Markets Eduardo Molino (Senior Partner) 507-3016600
Estate Planning & Private Client Gretel Ciniglio de Perez (Senior Partner) 507-3016600
Intellectual Property Farah Molino (Partner) 507-3016600
M&A and Corporate Law Juan Pablo Fabrega (Senior Partner) 507-3016600
Real Estate Jose Agustin Preciado (Senior Partner) 507-3016600
Tax Jose Juan Marquez (Senior Partner) 507-3016600
Labor & Employment Miguel Urriola (Partner) 507-3016600
Energy& Natural Resources Dani Kuzniecky (Senior Partner) 507-3016600
Shipping Ana Lorena Morales 507-3016600
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Pablo  Fabrega Polleri  photo Juan Pablo  Fabrega Polleri Since 2018 has been president of the Sports Arbitration Commission of Panama,…
 Dani Kuzniecki  photo Dani Kuzniecki Dani has an active participation in various Board of Directors and Committees…
 José Juan  Marquez  photo José Juan  Marquez Jose Juan is also active in all areas of the firm’s real…
 Eduardo Molino  photo Eduardo Molino
 Jose Agustin  Preciado M  photo Jose Agustin  Preciado M He has acted as Chief Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Government…
Number of partners : 12
Number of other fee-earners : 9
Total staff : 102
IBA (International Bar Association)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
ABA (American Bar Association)
INTA - International Trademark Association
Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
ICC Arbitration Centre (court member)
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers