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Ricardo Alberto Arias is a founding partner of Galindo, Arias & López. He is expert in Administrative Law, International Public Law, Banking Law and Corporate Law.

He has held positions such as the Ambassador of Panama to the United Nations (2004), where he was a member of the Security Council (2006-2008), Minister of Foreign Relations (1998) and Ambassador of Panama in Washington, D.C. (1994).

In addition, Mr. Arias was a Founding Director and Ex-President of the Panamanian newspaper La Prensa and the Panamanian Stock Exchange.

Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Banco General and a Director of Copa Airlines.


  • Master of Laws, Yale University, U.S., 1965.
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, 1964.
  • Bachelor of Specialized Studies, Georgetown, U.S., 1961.


  • Spanish
  • English
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