Banking and Finance

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We represent a large number of banking institutions, insurance companies, securities market companies, among others, advising them on industry regulatory issues and the design of the most innovative financial structures. We have extensive experience in topics such as:
  • Issuance of corporate bonds and commercial notes.
  • Advice on the issuance of debt and capital, public or private, including initial public offerings, commercial notes and subordinated debt, registration of securities and securitizations.
  • Advice on the placement of structured products.
  • Legal advice for the negotiation and drafting of all types of banking contracts.
  • Bank restructuring and portfolio acquisition.
  • Due diligence on financial matters.
  • Advice on transactional issues and regulatory matters related to the industry.
  • Advice on the entire process of constitution and operation of banking, insurance and securities market institutions, including registration with the Superintendency of Banks of Panama and the Superintendence of the Securities Market, as well as obtaining operating licenses.
  • Debt restructuring.
  • Structuring and formation of collective investment funds and private funds.
  • Structuring of guarantees.
  • Advice on financing acquisitions of companies or assets.
  • Structuring and implementation of complex syndicated loans, credit facilities and financing with credit risk improvement instruments.

Kadima Holdings, S.A.:

  • Advised Kadima Holdings, S.A. on a public offering of corporate bonds for an amount of US$90,000,000.00 in series; including authorization for issuance by the Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama. (October 2018)

Los Castillos Real Estate, Inc.:

  • Advised Los Castillos Real Estate, Inc. on a public offering of corporate bonds for an amount of US$70,000,000.00 in series; including authorization for issuance by the Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama. (December 2018)

BAC Valores Panamá, S.A.:

  • Advised BAC Valores Panamá, S.A. on regulatory matters and compliance with its Business Plan and its interaction with the Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama. (November 2018)

Copa Holding, S.A.:

  • Advised Copa Holding, S.A. on day-to-day operations and regulatory compliance with the Panama and New York Stock Exchanges. Our client is one of the few Panamanian companies that are actively listed on both the Panama Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. (October 2018)

Atlantic Security Bank:

  • Advised Atlantic Security Bank, S.A. and Correval Panamá, S.A. on the restructuring and approval of exchange controls, as well as on regulatory compliance with the Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama and the Superintendency of Banks of Panama. (November 2017)

BIBANK (Bicapital Corporation):

  • Advised BIBANK, S.A. (Bicapital Corporation) on regulatory compliance to obtain a Trust License with which it could expand its business portfolio. (December 2017)

BCT Bank International and Balboa Bank and Trust:

  • Advised BCT Bank International on the procedures for the acquisition of Balboa Bank and Trust and its subsidiaries. (October 2017)

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