Cristina Lewis joined GALA in 1997 and became a partner in 2009. Her practice focuses commercial and administrative law, particularly in the areas of aviation, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and energy.
Cristina regularly advises airlines, financial institutions and other market participants, repair stations, in aircraft and engine acquisition, finance and leasing, general, commercial and operational matters and regulatory compliance. For her work the area, she has been distinguished by the Expertguides as one of the world´s finest in aviation chosen by their peers, and by The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field.
Cristina is the head of the Capital Markets practice group, and as part of her practice, she advises clients on the structuring and issuance of public offerings, as well as on regulatory.
Additionally, Cristina Lewis also has extensive experience advising organizations engaged in energy generation, and as such has been recognized by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) as a Leading Lawyer in the field of Energy and Infrastructure.
She has been published in numerous trade magazines and specialized publications, and is a member of the Panamanian Bar Association, the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha.
- Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Tulane University (1997)
- B.A. Political Science and Latin American Studies, Magna Cum Laude,Gettysburg College (1994)
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October 15, 2013
Advised Banco General, S.A., underwriter of the public offering of bonds of Banco Bac San José, S.A. (Costa Rica).
July 19, 2013
Galindo, Arias & López advised UEP Penonomé I, S.A. on the USD $70.9 million project financing for the 55MW project, which represents the first phase of the Penonome wind farms,…
April 13, 2013
Advised Desarrollos Hidroeléctricos Corp. on all legal aspects related to the concession and construction of a hydroelectric project – San Andres – 12.8MW.
January 11, 2013
Advised Banco General, S.A., underwriter of the public offering of corporate bonds of Productos Alimenticios Pascual, S.A. (Pascual). Pascual is an important food products manufacturing company in Panama.
November 15, 2012
GALA counsels ACE Hardware Group in all aspects of its local operation and as well as structuring of its regional distribution center.