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 Behar – Galindo, Arias & López

The projects and energy practice at Galindo, Arias & López stands out for the depth and breadth of its offering, with strengths encompassing project finance, public procurement and government contracts, real estate and regulatory matters. The financing of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects (including the development of major healthcare facilities) is a core source of mandates, but the team is also highlighted for its experience in energy-related disputes, where clients emphasise its ‘extensive knowledge of the laws that govern the Panamanian electricity market‘, and regulatory issues in the renewables space. Salomón Behar, a high-profile name for public tenders and project development in the energy sector, leads the practice alongside project finance expert Cristina Lewis. Diego Herrera and litigation partners Diego de la Guardia and Selva Quintero (both specialists in the energy and public utilities sectors) also lend senior expertise to the team.

Panama > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Salomón Behar – Galindo, Arias & López

Galindo, Arias & López fields a diverse real estate practice, capable of handling the full range of regulatory, corporate and project finance matters in this space, acting for an impressive roster of major real estate developers. The team’s broad expertise spans office, retail, hotel, luxury residential and restoration projects, where the team advises on procurement, permitting and financing; it also handles traditional real estate transactions and assists clients with condo regulation. Advising on real estate investment trusts (SIIs) is also among the practice’s core strengths. Of counsel Salomón Behar, the chair of the firm’s project finance department, heads the sizeable team, which also includes litigation leader Diego de la Guardia (who has experience in project finance and government contracting), Ramón Ricardo Arias, Diego Herrera and Jose Luis Sosa (who focuses on M&A and project finance transactions).