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Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez

Capital Markets

2 ranked lawyersBand 3PanamaLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Admired practice often advising real estate funds, consumer finance companies, regional banks and multilateral organisations on local and international issuances of debt and equity. Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez boasts interesting experience advising on green and social impact bonds, as well as handling regulatory mandates, such as counselling broker-dealers on financial licences. New client wins include Retail Centenario and Hidroeléctrica San Lorenzo.

Strengths

A client describes Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez as "a very professional, young, dynamic and interested team that is always available to provide support and solve our problems." They also go on to add: "They have a very good knowledge of the capital markets sector in Panama."

Work highlights

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez acted as counsel to Inversiones Inmobiliarias Arrocha in the restructuring of a revolving corporate bond programme, valued at USD100 million.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Luis López Alfaro garners praise from interviewees for his sector-related expertise, with one stating: "His experience holds significant weight in Panama's capital markets arena." A different observer adds: "I have a lot of confidence in his work and approach to matters."

Dynamic partner María Alejandra Cargiulo continues to rise in the rankings this year after eliciting significant praise from market observers, with one reporting: "She handles herself very well and has a very good knowledge of the capital markets arena." Another interviewee highlights her "good knowledge on the subject," while also appreciating that "she does the heavy lifting."

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Overview

AFRA represents local and international clients such as investment banks, securities intermediaries and issuers on all matters relating to securities offerings, brokerage, licensing and regulatory compliance.

Our experienced team advises clients on public and private offerings, including transactions with cross border components, representing issuers as well as underwriters. Our services include structuring and registration of equity and debt securities along with structuring of investment funds, secured and unsecured financing, and securitization structures.

Recent work includes a public offering for financing the acquisition of a local bank and cross-border public securitization by a financing company with operations in Panama and abroad.

Members

Cargiulo, Maria Alejandra (Head of Department)

López Alfaro, Luis R (Head of Department)

Cargiulo, María Alejandra

Harrington Arango, Roberto

Sedda, Ana Raquel

Clients

Banco Aliado

Banesco

CFG Group (Financiera El Sol)

Citibank

Credicorp Bank

Flex Funds

Global Bank

Grupo Arrocha

IDB Invest

J. Safra Sarasin Group

Star Group Investments

Industries

Financial Services Industries

Investment Banking

Real Estate

Retail

Capital Markets

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez

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Location

Edificio AFRA

Ave. Samuel Lewis y CL 54

Apartado

Panama

Panama

Panama

0816-06904

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Panama

Capital Markets


Luis R López Alfaro
Band 4
María Alejandra Cargiulo
Band 3