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Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded practice with in-depth experience across a broad spectrum of disputes. Routinely instructed by multinationals on account of its expertise in civil, commercial and administrative claims. Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega boasts particular strength in shareholder, real estate and insolvency cases. Also well placed to assist clients with local and international arbitration proceedings, particularly those under ICC rulings. Retained by a notable client roster, including major companies from the finance, energy and construction industries.

Strengths

A market commentator hails Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega as "a widely recognised firm that handles high-profile cases at both a local and international level."

Work highlights

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega acted as counsel to Condotte in an arbitration against the Panamanian government, in relation to a construction contract for a sports facility in Panama.

Notable practitioners

Skilled practitioner Claudio De Castro is "an excellent partner at the firm," an interviewee reports, adding: "He is very fast and to the point, offering a great client service and straightforward advice."

Well-regarded partner Fernando Arias receives plaudits from a respondent, who says: "He is a very professional lawyer who is well known in Panama for his work in this field." Fernando Arias plays a central role assisting the firm's clients with civil, commercial and administrative litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Notable partner Juan Fernando Corro is frequently sought out by clients from the oil and gas sector to assist with contentious mandates. A market commentator describes him as "an active litigator," while another points to his solid practice in the sector.

Senior statesperson Octavio Amat is commended by an interviewee for being "a very good lawyer and a recognised name in this area." A different observer further endorses Octavio Amat for being "a point of reference in the Panamanian dispute resolution arena."

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Overview

ARIFA litigation team members have been especially active serving as consultant, team coordinator or leading counsel in multi-jurisdiction disputes involving, among others, sectors as diverse as construction, bankruptcy, oil, aviation, and government contracts.

Legal team leading multijurisdictional cases in Panama

The firm has built a specialized practice on complex cross-border dispute resolution, representing foreign companies facing complex arbitration or litigation proceedings in Panama, or involved in multijurisdictional disputes. Our team works together directly with foreign clients or their foreign counsel to create a global strategy to successfully succeed in all jurisdictions involved in the dispute, including Panama.

ARIFA has a strong arbitration team in Panama with a significant growth in arbitration cases.

Members

Arias, Fernando (Head of Department)

De Castro, Claudio (Head of Department)

Amat, Octavio

Benavides, Juan Pablo

Cohen, Sofía

Corro, Juan Fernando

Flores, Daniel

Clients

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior: Bladex

BNP Paribas

Bottega Veneta

ChevronTexaco

Deutsche Bank

ING Bank

Marriott International, Inc.

PCCW

Toshiba American Business

Whirlpool Corporation

Industries

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Mining & Metals

Real Estate

Telecommunications

Utilities

Dispute Resolution

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

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Location

PH ARIFA, 9th & 10th Floors,

West Boulevard,

Santa Marina Business District,

PO Box 0816‐01098

Panama

Panama

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Ranked Lawyers

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

Dispute Resolution


Claudio De Castro
Band 4
Fernando Arias
Band 4
Juan Fernando Corro
Band 4
Octavio Amat
Senior Statespeople