Partner Profile

Salomón Joseph Behar

Galindo, Arias & López

Panama

LL 250

Biography

Salomón Behar has managed GALA Services (BVI) Ltd, a Galindo, Arias & López’ subsidiary, since 1994. In addition, his private practice focuses on commercial, corporate and administrative law, with an emphasis on project financing, M&A, and a focus on the energy, real estate and tourism industries. He provides legal counsel to key energy-market players Unión Eólica Panameña, UEP Penonomé I and Petroport, SA, and leads the Panamanian counsel teams on the financing of the Panama Canal Expansion Project and on the development of the first wind energy project in Panama, the largest project of its kind in Central America. Furthermore, Mr Behar possesses extensive experience in public bids for the power generation sector.

Salomón Behar has also served as director of Térmica del Noreste, and is a former director of Banco Universal.

Education: Tulane University (JD, cum laude, 1993); Tulane University (BA, political economy, 1990).

Membership: The Louisiana State Bar Association, American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, TAGLaw and MENSA.

Languages: English and Spanish.

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