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Sucre, Briceño & Co.

Banking and finance Tier 3

A broad range of national and international clients, including both borrowers and lenders, turn to Sucre, Briceño & Co. for advice on financial transactions, including real estate, operational, construction and acquisition finance. The team is also equipped to assist with the sale, purchase and restructuring of banks and other financial institutions. Senior associate Jhoanna Fong, who has particular expertise in financial structuring, leads the team; founding partner Fernando Sucre, who is highly experienced in regulatory issues, is also a key contact.

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Corporate and M&A Tier 4

The 'agile' and 'dynamic' team at Sucre, Briceño & Co. has experience advising local and international clients, ranging from start-ups to large corporations, in sectors such as finance, real estate and insurance. It assists with establishing operations, corporate governance, due diligence and contract drafting and M&A. The team is led by senior associate Natalia De Obaldia, who advises on corporate transactions and compliance, with founding partner Fernando Sucre another key contact.

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‘They provide a very personal and detail-oriented service in all transactions. All of the partners know the case perfectly and this saves us time and the quality of responses is high.’

‘There is excellent coordination between the team members. They have broad knowledge of the matters and of other related issues, including aspects that are not necessarily legal but are essential to know in order to provide good advice. In my experience, there are few firms where you can find this depth of knowledge about a case.’

‘They stand out for their availability, as well as their in-depth knowledge of the subject. In addition, they can understand the problem areas from the client’s point of view, which makes it much easier to get good results. The teamwork is excellent and there is strength in depth in the team, which avoids trivial problems. Fernando Sucre was outstanding in his work with us.’

‘One of their strong points (which is key for our company) is the immediate access to partners and associates. There is no unnecessary bureaucracy, which makes them much more agile.’

‘The team at Sucre Briceño is young and dynamic, but this doesn’t mean they lack expertise – quite the opposite. I received an excellent service from Fernando Sucre and Natalia De Obaldia.’

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Sucre, Briceño & Co. handles civil, commercial and administrative litigation and arbitration, with experience in labour, real estate and IP disputes. The team, which has a strong domestic client base, including many leading Panamanian financial institutions, has particular expertise in banking litigation; areas of strength include debt recovery actions, seizure of assets and mortgage processes. Founding partner Franklin Briceño Salazar, who has expertise in corporate, labour and administrative litigation, leads the team with senior associate Francisco Perdomo Sandoval.


‘It is a good team and the service provided is excellent and on time.’

‘Their understanding of the details of judicial proceedings is very good, and they are responsible and friendly. I would always recommend them.’

Key clients

Canal Bank, S.A.

Nacional De Seguros Panama Y Centroamerica, S.A.

Bac International Bank, Inc.

Hipotecaria Metrocredit, S.A.

Intercoastal Marine Inc.

Grupo Quartier

Tecnica Universal De Panama, S.A.

Arka Servicios De Recursos Humanos, S.A.

Levantina Ingenieria Y Construccion, S.L.

Central Fiduciaria, S.A.

We are pleased to announce that as of January 1st, 2021, our office name changed to SB&Co. Legal

This name change will allow us to present ourselves as truly a fast growing, progressive, innovative and trusted law firm. Our commitment to our clients and strategic partners remains our highest priority.


SB&Co. Legal is a law firm with a global business vision that offers comprehensive legal solutions to its clientele, now, with a more dynamic and modern structure. The firm specializes in providing legal advice to mid-sized and large companies in the US and Latin America region.

Boasting a multidisciplinary team of attorneys, SB&Co. Legal offers a wide variety of legal services in a quick and comprehensive manner, a fact that translates into direct benefits for its clients.

With the necessary human and technological resources and a dedicated team of attorneys committed to fulfilling the firm’s mission and vision, SB&Co. Legal is trained to offer clients guidance in complex, innovative and multilateral transactions with repercussions in different jurisdictions. Its group of professionals place at clients’ disposition all of their academic knowledge, with the goal of providing clients with advice down to the minutest detail pertaining to the operation and management of their businesses.

SB&Co. Legal has the support of an extensive network of strategic partners. This network is composed of prestigious law firms located throughout Latin America, a fact that strengthens the presence of the firm in the region; as well as other non-legal service providers that collaborates with the firm in benefit of our clients.

Whichever the type of advice clients may be looking for, the firm’s commitment to quality and efficiency is always the same, given its consideration of all clients as potential strategic partners. Its mission is to establish bases to encourage mutual growth in such a way that these clients may come to perceive SB&Co. Legal  as part of their team, thus resulting in a comfortable and natural relationship between the companies.

The firm: Sucre, Briceño & Co. was founded on 4 September 1995 with the name F. Sucre & Co. Since its beginning the firm has had the clarity to achieve success on the basis of good preparation, hard labor, great dedication and perseverance. The firm’s work and clients have steadily grown since then, and the market changes and new conditions invited us to provide our clients with a refreshed image, but the same commitment, now through SB&Co. Legal.

Areas of practice:  Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Foreign and International Arbitration; Corporate law; business law; tax law; banking law; financial law; intellectual property; sanitary registrations; real estate law; energy and telecommunications; labor law; immigration; insurance law; environmental law; administrative and governmental law; aviation law; maritime law; international law; and capital markets.

Other offices: Belize, BVI

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior contacts Fernando Sucre Miguez
Senior contacts Franklin Briceño Salazar
Senior contacts Juan Urquijo de la Sierra
Senior contacts Jose Maria Herrera
Corporate Juan Carlos Quezada
Business Fernando Sucre
Business Anibal Tejeira V
Business Juan Urquijo de la Sierra
Business Juan Carlos Quezada
Tax Franklin Briceño
Banking Franklin Briceño
Banking Jhoanna Fong
Financial law Fernando Sucre
Financial law Franklin Briceño
Financial law Anibal Tejeira V
Intellectual property Francisco Perdomo
Real estate Fernando Sucre
Real estate Jhoanna Fong
Immigration and labor Franklin Briceño
Immigration and labor Francisco A Gonzalez
Administrative and governmental law Francisco Perdomo
International law
Capital markets Fernando Sucre Miguez
Capital markets Anibal Tejeira V
Other fee-earners : 4
Total staff : 24
English (fluent)
Partners : 3