Francisco Arias G heads the mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets and intellectual property practice groups of the firm.
Mr Arias has over 20 years of legal experience, first in New York as an associate at Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman (today Cooley Kronish); and then in Panama as an associate and then a partner of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega.
He regularly advises clients in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses as well as joint ventures. In recent years, he has participated in transactions in several industries, including electricity generation, insurance, construction, real estate, hospitality, banking related services, shrimp farms, restaurants, retail, printing and editing, and non-alcoholic beverages, some with cross-border components.
Mr Arias also has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, including but not limited to capital raising through public and private offerings, capital markets regulatory work and listings on the Panama Stock Exchange.
Furthermore, he has consolidated himself as a leading project finance lawyer in Panama, participating in the country’s most important transactions representing institutions involved in the principal projects in Panama such as the Panama Canal Expansion project.
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