Corporate and Commercial

Galindo, Arias & López is renowned for its many achievements in the field of Corporate and Commercial Law, and always offers individually tailored solutions that most benefit each client and its particular needs. Based in one of Latin America’s fastest growing and most stable economies, the firm prides itself on its comprehensive understanding of what makes a business succeed and remain ahead of the curve.

Galindo, Arias & López has overseen numerous multimillion-dollar deals and agreements which have helped shape the local market. It has also assisted many companies in achieving key market positions in their respective areas of business.

  • Spin-off of Pharmaceutical Business

    January 14, 2014

    Galindo, Arias & López advised Covidien PLC in the Spin-Off of its Pharmaceutical Business in the Republic of Panama. Organization of Mallinckrodt entities in the Republic of Panama and advice…

  • Advised Inmobiliaria San Fernando, S.A.

    December 10, 2013

    Advised Inmobiliaria San Fernando, S.A. in the sale to Banco General, S.A. of a 5 hectare piece of land in the Metropark Real Estate project in Panama City.

  • UEP Penonomé I, S.A.

    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,…

  • Advised Coca Cola FEMSA SAB de CV in the acquisition of Grupo Industrias Lácteas

    July 18, 2013

    Advised Coca Cola FEMSA SAB de CV in the acquisition process, together with The Coca Cola Company, of the Panamanian Grupo Industrias Lácteas (Industrias Lacteas, S.A., Conservas Panameñas Selectas, S.A….

  • Panamanian O&G terminal obtains refinancing

    May 16, 2013

    Galindo, Arias & López in Panama, in conjunction with Fullbright & Jaworski LLP in New York, negotiated the refinancing of a syndicated loan for $288 million dollars for the oil…

  • Bearer Shares Limitations

    August 26, 2015

    In a move designed to further discourage the use of bearer shares in the Republic of Panama, the Panamanian Superintendency of Banks issued, on December 2nd, 2014, the General Resolution…

  • The access to credit test

    February 10, 2015

    Atimeless standard by which to assess the ease of doing business in a given jurisdiction, and, indeed, the strength of an economy, is access to credit. With this connection between access to credit and ease…

  • LLCs: on the up

    Historically, the most utilised form of legal entity in the Republic of Panama has been the sociedad anónima (corporation). However, the limited liability company (LLC) is becoming an increasingly popular type of legal entity. It offers…

  • Diversification of Panama’s energy generation matrix

    July 10, 2013

    The legal framework for the Panamanian Energy Sector (Law 6 of 1997) divides the Republic of Panama into three distribution territories. For each territory an exclusive concession is granted to…

  • The advantage of establishing Regional Headquarters in Panama

    March 18, 2013

    In this era of increased globalization, the need for strategically located regional headquarters is paramount. Multinational companies are dividing their operations in homogeneous markets so as to allow them to more effectively…