Ms Cristina Lewis de la Guardia > Galindo, Arias & López > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Galindo, Arias & López

Work Department

Capital Markets


Partner. Ms. Lewis’ practice focuses on commercial and administrative law, particularly in the areas of aviation, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and energy.


Cristina Lewis has excelled advising market participants in aircraft and engine acquisition, finance and leasing, corporate, commercial and operational matters, and regulatory compliance. Cristina stands out for her effective counsel in M&A processes, public offerings, and securities regulation, and has been recognized as a prominent lawyer in the field of energy for her role in the development of renewables projects.


English and Spanish


International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), Women in the Proffesion (WIP), Phi Beta Kappa, and Pi Sigma Alpha.


Tulane University (Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1997); Gettysburg College (B.A. Political Science and Latin American Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Cristina Lewis de la GuardiaGalindo, Arias & López

The ‘dedicated‘ team at Galindo, Arias & López is highly experienced in public offerings of debt and equity securities and regulatory compliance. It also advises on the registration and trading of foreign entities on the New York Stock Exchange and in the local market. Roberto de Araujo López, who specialises in banking and securities regulation, leads the team, which also includes Cristina Lewis de la Guardia, who is noted for her expertise in the structuring and issuance of securities, and experienced senior associate Carla López, who is praised for her ‘technical knowledge‘.

Panama > Projects and energy

Galindo, Arias & López‘s sizeable team is regularly involved in high-profile energy and infrastructure projects in the market; areas of expertise include project finance, regulatory issues, public bid processes, procurement and construction. In the energy sector, the team is also experienced in advising on power purchase agreements, M&A involving energy companies, and government authorisations. Clients include domestic and international financial institutions, corporate lenders, investors and developers. The practice is led by Salomón Behar, who has extensive experience in the development and financing of energy, real estate and infrastructure projects; Cristina Lewis de la Guardia, who has expertise in renewable energy projects; and public procurement expert Cristina Thayer. Diego Herrera, who is highly regarded for project financing, is another key contact.

Panama > Banking and finance

The ‘always available‘ team at Galindo, Arias & López advises on syndicated loans, M&A financing, asset and project finance, and financial regulation, with a niche expertise in highly regulated industries, including aviation, telecoms and energy. Its client base includes domestic and international financial institutions and corporations. The practice is led by Roberto de Araujo López, who is known for his expertise in regulatory law, and head of project and asset financing Salomón Behar. Other names to note include aviation finance specialist Cristina Lewis de la Guardia and Diego Herrera, who is experienced in complex project finance.