About the Author
Estif Aparicio is an accomplished partner at Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega and as of 2020, he heads the firm’s capital markets and banking group. Mr Aparicio has worked on many of the most complex cross-border financial transactions that have taken place in Panama in recent years. He has extensive experience in the areas of securities regulation; banking and finance; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; antitrust, trade and competition; and taxation. From 2004 to 2006, Mr Aparicio worked for the government as chief trade negotiator of all bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements. In this role, Mr Aparicio coordinated Panama’s participation in the Doha Round of the World Trade Organisation, successfully negotiating free trade agreements with the US, Singapore and Chile. Mr Aparicio also worked for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, participating in capital markets, M&A and project finance transactions. Mr Aparicio has a Master of Law from the University of Houston Law Center and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Panama. He is a Fulbright scholar. Mr Aparicio is currently senior vice-chair of the International Bar Association’s Latin American Regional Forum. He is admitted to the Panama and New York Bars.