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Icaza joins White & Case Miami in counselling the IFC
Icaza joins White & Case Miami in counselling the IFC

Icaza joins White & Case Miami in counselling the IFC

06 July 2001

Panamanian law firm Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has joined White & Case LLP’s Miami office, in counselling the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, to structure the legal frame work of Howard Air Force Base.

Arias, Fábrega advises BBV and Citibank in a eurodollar syndicated loan agreement
Arias, Fábrega advises BBV and Citibank in a eurodollar syndicated loan agreement

Arias, Fábrega advises BBV and Citibank in a eurodollar syndicated loan agreement

06 July 2001

Panama firm Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya (Argentaria) and Citibank in a US$120-million eurodollar syndicated loan agreement to subsidiaries of the Spanish company Unión Fenosa, SA. The loan was made to Unión Fenosa´s Panamanian electric distribution subsidiaries, Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Metro-Oeste, SA and Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí, SA.

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega advises Bank of America in US$110-million CPP
Arias Fábrega & Fábrega advises Bank of America in US$110-million CPP

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega advises Bank of America in US$110-million CPP

22 June 2001

Panamanian firm Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega represented Bank of America Securities LLC and ING Bank NV, the joint arrangers in a US$110-million commercial paper programme for Banco Continental de Panamá SA, the third-largest Panamanian-owned bank in terms of assets. The deal closed on June 7.

Hughes Hubbard scoops Panama deal
Hughes Hubbard scoops Panama deal

Hughes Hubbard scoops Panama deal

18 May 2001

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has just helped Primer Banco Del Istmo, the largest bank in Panama, with an issue of US notes.

In search of a Panamanian Law on e-commerce
In search of a Panamanian Law on e-commerce

In search of a Panamanian Law on e-commerce

16 February 2001

The Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Business Executives (APEDE), EAN PANAMA, the Panamanian Chamber of Telecommunications and the Association of Users of the Colón Free Zone have submitted a list of recommendations to Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Industry on the question of how the legal norms regarding Panamanian electronic commerce should be.

Improved anti-laundering legislation and banking and trust secrecy
Improved anti-laundering legislation and banking and trust secrecy

Improved anti-laundering legislation and banking and trust secrecy

03 October 2000

The Republic of Panama recently enacted four pieces of legislation to strengthen its fight against money laundering.

Banco General SA completes merger with Bancomer
Banco General SA completes merger with Bancomer

Banco General SA completes merger with Bancomer

30 June 2000

On June 30 the integration of Banco Comercial de Panamá (Bancomer) and Banco General was completed, creating Central America's largest bank.

Important changes in the migration regulations
Important changes in the migration regulations

Important changes in the migration regulations

24 March 2000

Law No. 47 regarding migration regulations enters into effect on 24 March 2000 amending several rules applicable to foreigners visiting or residing within the Republic of Panama.