Herrera, Diego

Diego Herrera joined GALA in 1986 and has distinguished himself by providing legal counsel to both multinational and local companies in the financial and industrial sectors, as well as to companies in the field of telecommunications.  He has led teams involved in complex mergers and acquisitions with banks and both domestic and foreign companies, and has consulted on the structuring of important banking syndicates and stock issuances.  Mr. Herrera has taken a key role in various financial restructuring processes, and has led consulting teams for all legal aspects of the Panama Canal expansion project.  He also collaborated in drafting the language for the local law which promoted call centers, which has created increased business and employment opportunities in Panama.

Mr. Herrera has supported, pro bono, various foundations such as the Central America Leadership Initiative Foundation (CALI) and Glasswing International. He is a fellow of The Aspen Institute’s Aspen Global Leadership Network, and president of INCAE Business School’s Panama Committee, as well as member of its Board of Directors. He is also a member of TAGLaw’s consulting board, and co-founder of Panama’s Global Shapers community, a World Economic Forum initiative. He is a co-founder and board member of Venture Club, Panama’s first angel investment network, and a board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. He is also a legal representative for Claro Panamá.




  • Inglés
  • Español
  • Educación

    • M.B.A., INCAE Business School, Costa Rica, (1995)
    • L.L.M., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1993)
    • Bachelor of Law and Political Science, Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama (1991)

    Información de Contacto

    Tel: +507 303-0303
    Fax: +507 303-0434

  • GALA advised Millicom

    November 8, 2018

    GALA advised Millicom LIH, S.A. in the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Cable Onda

  • 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.

  • 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….

  • GALA advises the Panama Canal Expansion Program

    January 10, 2013

    GALA advises Mayer Brown and the Panama Canal Authority, on the Panamanian legal issues which arise from the construction contract concerning the third set of locks of the Panama Canal…

  • Work resumes on Panama Canal

    February 21, 2014

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has reached an agreement with the Spanish-led consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal to restart construction on the waterway’s expansion, after a row over spiralling…