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Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Leading full-service firm Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee boasts a stellar capital markets practice. Frequently instructed to advise on sophisticated debt offerings, often advising financial institutions in their capacity as underwriters, administrative agents or trustees. Well placed to assist both issuers and underwriters with local and international placements, including issuance of bonds under Rule 144A and senior secured notes. Client roster features notable international and domestic banks, as well as institutional investors.

Strengths

"We have been working with Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee over a long period of time and we can definitely say they are one of the best firms in Panama," a client enthuses. They also value the firm's commercial awareness, and state: "We have had a lot of success with them because they have a broad knowledge of the industry, the market and its regulations."

Another interviewee says: "They are a top-notch firm with an excellent quality of work, as well as being responsive, transparent, practical and pragmatic." They also report: "They are very commercially minded and understand the dynamics of the transaction and the client."

Work highlights

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee assisted AES Panama Generation Holdings with a USD1.4 billion bond issuance to refinance the existing indebtedness of several of AES's subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Front-running partner Arturo Gerbaud de la Guardia is held in the highest esteem by interviewees, with one reporting: "He is an excellent lawyer who is very capable and experienced." Another observer highlights his "strong regulatory expertise," also stating: "When it comes to specific or very complex mandates, Arturo Gerbaud de la Guardia is the go-to lawyer." Clients also benefit from his market-leading position in the banking and finance arena.

Star associate Rafael Marquinez comes highly recommended by interviewees, with one describing him as "an excellent lawyer who has a broad knowledge of the local capital market." Another observer says: "Rafael Marquinez is very technical and commercial in his advice."

A market commentator singles out Rita de la Guardia for being "an excellent associate who stands out for handling transactions on her own." Another interviewee states: "Rita de la Guardia is a very technical and efficient lawyer."

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Overview

Alcogal advises many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial institutions on a full-range of banking, securities and related regulatory matters in the Republic of Panama. Alcogal is an acknowledged industry leader in in the banking and finance sectors, and has been involved in Panama’s largest and most complex financial transactions.

We represent many of the local and global leading financial institutions in both international and domestic bank financing, as well as in other forms of acquisition and project financings, including but not limited to public tender offers, asset purchase financing, and mezzanine financings. Our lawyers advise our clients in regards to their ongoing regulatory and disclosure obligations with all the relevant local and foreign authorities, and ensure they are up to date concerning all legislative developments. In addition, we regularly represent financial institutions and/or intermediaries in the process of obtaining government-issued licenses to operate in Panama, in accordance with all banking and securities laws.

Clients

BAC International Bank Inc.

Banco General, S.A.

Banco Santander (Panama), S.A.

Banistmo, S.A.

BG Valores, S.A.

Citibank, N.A.

The Bank of Nova Scotia

UBS AG

UBS Asesores, S.A.

Industries

Banking

Capital markets

Finance

Capital Markets

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee

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Location

2nd Floor, Humboldt Tower, East 53rd Street

Marbella

PO Box 0819-09132

Panama

Panama

Panama

0819-09132

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Arturo Gerbaud de la Guardia
Band 1
Rafael Marquinez
Star Associates
Rita de la Guardia
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