Whether it is for a local business or for foreign and international organizations seeking to expand their business to Panama, the advice and assistance of counsel who understand Panama’s administrative and regulatory laws is absolutely indispensable.

A number of GALA´s attorneys joined the firm after holding high-level positions in such agencies.  As a result, the firm knows first-hand how best to navigate the often complicated administrative and regulatory system, and is able to facilitate this process for clients.

Galindo, Arias & López has vast experience working with government and regulatory agencies, especially in heavily regulated industries such as public utilities. It is for this reason that it represents many of the region’s largest players in the telecommunications and the energy sectors.

  • San Andrés Hydroelectric Project Construction

    April 13, 2013

    Advised Desarrollos Hidroeléctricos Corp. on all legal aspects related to the concession and construction of a hydroelectric project – San Andres – 12.8MW.

  • 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…

  • Advised Clínica Hospital San Fernando

    December 10, 2011

    Acted as legal counsel of Clínica Hospital San Fernando on  the adjustment procedures and contracts with supliers and service providers involved in the certification process of the hospital by the…

  • Mobile Number Portability

    September 1, 2015

    Mobile number portability is the voluntary process by which a client switches to another mobile service provider, often for a service more suited to their needs, while retaining their existing…

  • Energy Purchase Processes

    August 26, 2015

    Under Law 6 of February 3 1997, the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) in Panama is entitled to regulate the energy industry. Its purpose includes securing the availability of…

  • Stabilising Electricity Sector Investment

    February 10, 2015

    In the 1990s, the National Government decided to carry out a comprehensive reform of the electricity sector. To this end, it enacted the Law of January 26th, 1996 (Law 26), which created…

  • Extended oversight

    In recent years, there have been an increasing number of mergers and acquisitions involving Panamanian bank branches and subsidiaries. This M&A activity has resulted in an increase of regional conglomerates consolidated in Panama that include banks…

  • The access to credit test

    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…