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Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez

Projects & Energy

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

Well-regarded energy and projects practice group Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez is adept at representing clients in the public bidding, financing and construction stages of energy transmission, port and oil and gas projects. Offers notable experience advising on public procurement in the transport sphere. Astican & Astander, Agroinsumos, and Campo Las Cabras are notable additions to the firm's client roster.

Strengths

An interviewee appreciates that "the firm is able to visualise the problem and present a sound strategy to achieve the best possible result." They also value that "Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez offers us a clear understanding of the local situation in Panama and how the legal system works."

Work highlights

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez advised Astican & Astander on the bidding process by the Maritime Authority for the Balboa Shipyard project, located in the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal.

Notable practitioners

A client endorses Annette Bárcenas for being "an expert in local regulatory energy matters," while another interviewee values her "client-oriented approach to matters," as well as her "profound knowledge of the area and good network of contacts." Annette Bárcenas is well placed to assist clients with the financing, construction and development of energy transmission and oil and gas projects.

Up-and-coming partner Juan Antonio Alfaro enters the rankings for the first time this year after receiving strong feedback from interviewees, with one describing him as "an extremely competent lawyer." Another observer further commends him for his strategic advice.

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Overview

Our experienced team of lawyers in our Projects & Energy Department offer domestic and foreign clients assistance  in various regulatory matters of the energy sector, including public bids (i.e. PPA bidding and transmission line) and negotiation of private large-customer PPA´s with generators. Our team's experience also includes legal advice and administrative support in dealings with government authorities, prepare relevant filings, project financing and contractual matters with providers and subcontractors. Our Projects & Energy Department is also in the position to advice clients on all sort of regulatory matters associated with the establishment and day-to-day operations of Oil Free Trade Zones in Panama, representing both operators of terminals and key players in the oil & gas industry.

Members

Bárcenas, Annette (Head of Department)

Alfaro, Juan Antonio

Daza, Javier

Michineau, Paulette

Moreno IV, Luis H.

Salamin, Orietta

Clients

BP PRODUCTS

CHINA ELECTRIC POWER EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY CO LTD.

CREATIVE ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL

FOUNTAIN HYDRO POWER CORP.

HIDRO BURICA, S.A.

KANAN OVERSEAS, S.A.

PETROAMERICA TERMINAL, S.A. (PATSA), a VTTI company

SALTOS DE FRANCOLI, S.A.

SINOLAM SMARTER ENERGY LNG POWER CO., INC.

TRAFIGURA LTD.

VOPAK

Industries

Power generation; thermal plants using fuel sources and LNG; renewable energy (wind, solar and hydropower).

Projects & Energy

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez

firm
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

Projects & Energy


Annette Bárcenas
Band 2
Juan Antonio Alfaro
Up and Coming