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BIOGRAPHY

Beatriz Cabal joined the firm in 2008 and since then has focused her practice in the areas of Corporate and Commercial (Mergers and Acquisitions), Regulatory and Government Contracts and Public Procurement; specializing in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Energy, Retail and Wholesale, and Pharmaceutical industries.

In the Corporate and Commercial area, she routinely advises local and multinational companies in the start-up or deployment of their operations in Panama, which includes obtaining local permits, negotiating contracts, related accessory legal procedures and structuring the business through Panamanian companies.

Also within the Corporate and Commercial area, she specializes in local and international M&A transactions, representing buyers, sellers and targets in a wide range of industries. She leads and coordinates Due Diligence processes of companies established in the Republic of Panama, as well as negotiating and drafting contracts for the sale of shares, purchase and sale of assets and other related contracts in this matter.

Regarding the Regulatory area, she represents some of the main companies in the Telecommunications and Media (TV / Internet / Cellular), Energy and Pharmaceutical industries, in a multitude of regulatory procedures before different governmental entities, in addition to advising such clients on data protection and information and communication technologies.

Finally, with regards to the area of Government Contracts and Public Procurement, she regularly advises multinationals interested in participating in public procurements for large-scale public works in the Republic of Panama.

Beatriz regularly publishes legal articles and is an active member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). In addition, she is an advisor to Thomson Reuters in matters of Data Privacy in Panama. She is also a certified Public Translator (Spanish-English).

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws – National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008.
  • Master of Laws and Global Economics, with a specialization in Trade Law between Asia and the United States – New York University, U.S., 2008.
  • Postgraduate Studies in Labor Law, Suma Cum Laude – Catholic University Santa María la Antigua (USMA), Panama, 2008.
  • Bachelor of Laws and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude – Catholic University Santa María la Antigua (USMA), Panama, 2006.

RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS

Millicom LIH, S.A.

Millicom LIH, S.A: GALA advised Millicom LIH, S.A., leading provider of cable TV and mobile telephone services in emerging markets such as Latin America and Africa, in the acquisition of…

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Corporación BCT, S.A.

Corporación BCT, S.A. Advice to Corporación BCT, S.A. in the acquisition of Balboa Bank & Trust, Corp. and subsidiaries and the subsequent withdrawal of the company from the OFAC List.…

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Liberty Global

Liberty Global: Advice to Liberty Global in the process of the stock purchase of Cable & Wireless Communication PLC in Latin America and, consequently, operations in Panama. (May 2016)

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UEP Penonome I, S.A.

UEP Penonome I, S.A: Advice to UEP Penonome I, S.A. for project financing of the Wind Farm in Panamá, and all its regulatory aspects, due diligence and project management. (April…

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Unión Eólica Panameña, S.A.

Unión Eólica Panameña, S.A: Advice to Unión Eólica Panameña, S.A. in matters related to regulatory law, project financing as well as in the development of its Wind Farm Project for…

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PUBLICATIONS

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE).
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).
  • Panamanian Institute of Law and New Technologies (IPANDETEC).
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