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Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez

Capital Markets

2 ranked lawyersBand 3PanamaLatin America 2021 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. Boasts interesting experience advising on green and social impact bonds, as well as handling regulatory mandates, such as counselling broker-dealers on financial licences. Caribbean Financial Group is a new client.

Strengths

A client reports: "The team is well versed in the capital markets arena and offers a regional service, not just a local focus, which is great," further stating: "They are very knowledgeable, experienced and pioneers in incorporating private fund structures; they are extremely good at this."

Work highlights

Assisted IDB Invest, as a subscriber, with Banistmo's USD50 million private placement social bond. The bond is aimed at expanding access to finance for women-led SMEs.

Notable practitioners

Luis López Alfaro co-leads the department and offers a strong practice advising investment funds on regulatory compliance matters and transactions in the capital markets field. An interviewee describes him as an "intelligent lawyer with vast knowledge of the capital markets sphere."

Dynamic co-head of department María Alejandra Cargiulo joins the numbered rankings this year. She is "an expert in capital markets" and "a creative lawyer providing good solutions and practical, high-quality advice," a client notes. Her expertise in investment funds stands out.

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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 Department

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez

firm
Department location

Edificio AFRA

Ave. Samuel Lewis y CL 54

Apartado

Panama

Panama

Panama

0816-06904

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Panama

Capital Markets


Luis R López Alfaro
Band 4
María Alejandra Cargiulo
Band 4