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Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

Private Wealth Law

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Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega offers wealth planning services to high net worth individuals and families. One market source describes them as "one of the top firms in Panama," adding that "they are good for estate planning." Another interviewee observes: "They are a very well-known team and they are good at international matters."

An impressed source comments: "Their performance is always outstanding. They would be my first choice in a conflict situation." Another commentator states: "Our impression of ARIFA is that they are experts in their field. We have found the firm responsive, flexible and easy to work with."

Notable practitioners

Head of the firm's private client team Gian Castillero is universally praised by interviewees for his expertise in estate and international tax planning. One commentator observes: "He is very good at counselling families on multi-generational wealth matters and he is great at assisting closely held family businesses." Another remarks: "He has a lot of in-depth knowledge and insight into Panamanian tax law, and he is very good at taking care of clients' needs." One impressed source comments: "Not only is he wonderful to work with, but he is a great listener, knowledgeable and very collaborative. He is efficient and very experienced."

Rosa Restrepo acts for high net worth individuals on a broad range of matters, including offshore services, estate planning and trust issues. "She is an excellent lawyer," according to a local source, who continues: "I can only say good things about her. She is hard-working, smart and very good at working with other people."

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Overview

With more than 100 years of experience, ARIFA is one of the leading and most respected names in private client legal work in Panama providing a wide range of services to high net worth individuals around the world.

Lawyers in this area draw on the combined expertise of a full service-law firm in Panama with the international experience from having a network of affiliated and fully-integrated offices in Panama, London, Hong Kong, the British Virgin Islands, Uruguay and Belize.

ARIFA’s private client practice group provides support to clients in subjects such as the set up and administration of family offices, corporate governance of family business, estate and tax planning and the set up companies, foundations and trusts in Panama and other jurisdictions to meet client needs.

Its fully owned affiliate SWISSARIFA provides trustee services to selected HNW clients.

The firm has developed a network of lawyers around the world with whom to work closely in creating the appropriate estate, tax and asset protection structures.

Members

Arias, Fernando A. (Head of Department)

Castillero, Gian (Head of Department)

Fernández, Rogelio

Guardia, María Cristina

Restrepo, Rosa

Tapia, Alejandra I.

Torres, Ana Melissa

Private Wealth Law

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

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Location

PH ARIFA, 9th & 10th Floors,

West Boulevard,

Santa Marina Business District,

PO Box 0816‐01098

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Panama

Private Wealth Law


Gian Castillero
Band 1
Rosa Restrepo
Band 3