Ms Cristina Thayer > Galindo, Arias & López > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Galindo, Arias & López
SCOTIA PLAZA, 11TH FLOOR
FREDERICO BOYD AVE AND 51ST STREET
PANAMA
Panama
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Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets

Position

Partner. Ms. Thayer is a leading expert on regulatory matters, dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, antitrust and international trade, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning.

Career

Cristina Thayer joined the firm in 2004, providing business advice in Corporate and Commercial Law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as in International Commercial Law, Competition Law, and Consumer Protection Law. She held several positions at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, as well as in the Foreign Trade Council, participating in the negotiations of important international agreements, such as the Trade Promotion Agreement with the United States, amoung others. She was admitted to professional practice in the Republic of Panama and in the State of New York (USA), and she is also an active member of the American Bar Association.

Languages

English, Spanish, and German

Memberships

American Bar Association

Education

World Trade Organization (Commercial Policy Geneva, 2001), Georgetown University (L.L.M., 1997); University of Panama (Bachelor of Law and Political Science, 1995).

Lawyer Rankings

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.