LACCA Approved: Francisco Arias

Corporate / M&A Firm: Morgan y Morgan (Panama City) Panama City, Panama

Tel: 507 265 7777

Francisco Arias G is a partner at Morgan & Morgan and heads the mergers and acquisitions, projects and securities and capital markets practice groups.

Mr Arias has over 20 years of legal experience – first in New York as an associate at Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman (today Cooley Kronish); and then in Panama as an associate and then a partner of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega.

He regularly advises clients in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses as well as joint ventures. In recent years, he has participated in transactions in several industries, including electricity generation, insurance, construction, real estate, hospitality, banking-related services, shrimp farms, restaurants, retail, printing and editing, and non-alcoholic beverages, some with cross-border components.

Mr Arias has extensive experience in capital markets transactions including but not limited to capital raising through public and private offerings, capital markets regulatory work and listings on the Panama Stock Exchange.

Furthermore, he has consolidated himself as a leading project finance lawyer in Panama, participating in the country’s most important transactions representing institutions involved in the principal projects in Panama such as the Panama Canal expansion project.

Chambers and Partners, IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal have acknowledged Mr Arias as a leading lawyer in different practice areas.

Mr Arias has been also involved in pro bono activities of the firm playing an active role advising various NGOs on their legal issues.

Mr Arias obtained a BA in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University (1986) and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center (1989).


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