Mr Salomón Behar > Galindo, Arias & López > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Galindo, Arias & López

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Projects, Energy, and Real Estate


Consultant. Mr. behar is an expert on commercial law, corporate law, hospitality, project financing, power generation industry regulation, and administrative law.


Salomón Behar excels on project financing and M&A transactions within the energy, real estate, and tourism industries. He provides counsel to energy-market players Unión Eólica Panameña, UEP Penonomé I, and solar power providers. He lead the local team on the financing of the Panama Canal Expansion and the first wind energy project in Panama. Salomón possesses extensive experience in public bids for power generation sector.


English and Spanish


Louisiana State Bar Association, American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AMCHAM), TAGLaw Association, and MENSA


Tulane University (J.D., Cum Laude, 1993); Tulane University (B.A. Political Economy, 1990).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Projects and energy

(Hall of Fame)

Salomón BeharGalindo, Arias & López

Galindo, Arias & López‘s multi-disciplinary practice offers advice to a diverse client roster of financial institutions, major developers, energy companies and venture capital investors on the full spectrum of project finance and development matters. Its broad service offering also covers public procurement, government contracts, and regulatory matters. The team is particularly experienced in advising on the development of large-scale renewable energy projects, but acts for clients across the construction, infrastructure and healthcare sectors. Of counsel Salomón Behar heads the project finance practice, with a focus on acting for key names in the energy space, while Cristina Lewis de la Guardia leads the regulatory department and possesses notable expertise in project development. Other key names include Diego Herrera, who focuses on project finance and M&A deals involving energy assets, and Jose Luis Sosa. Cristina Thayer  is no longer at the firm.

Panama > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Salomón Behar   –Galindo, Arias & López

Galindo, Arias & López‘s diverse real estate practice covers financing and corporate transactions, commercial agreements, regulatory matters in the sector, and the development of major office, commercial and high-end residential projects. The team is noted for its advice on real estate transactions and developments in Panama City’s historic Casco Antiguo district, and has carved out a niche in the creation and operation of real estate investment trusts. Of counsel Salomón Behar spearheads the practice and has longstanding experience in project finance. Ramón Ricardo Arias also plays a key role in advising major Panamanian real estate developers.