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Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded firm garnering strong recognition for its expertise in the financing of high-value, large-scale projects. The team at Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega is particularly involved in matters emanating from the energy and natural resources sector, with additional know-how in social infrastructure and transport matters. Acts as counsel to key local and international developers as well as relevant financial institutions.

Strengths

"When it comes to complex processes in the local Panamanian market, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega is one of our preferred firms," a client reports, adding: "They have broad and vast experience in this field."

Work highlights

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega advised Acciona Agua and Acciona Construcción, as both borrowers and sellers, in connection with two factoring facilities and two short-term credit facilities granted by Factor Global, and related to the construction of two water treatment plants in Panama.

Notable practitioners

Estif Aparicio boasts extensive expertise advising high-profile clients from the construction and financial services industries on the financing, construction and development of infrastructure and energy projects. A client praises Estif Aparicio's strong capabilities in this field, reporting: "He is a very good lawyer who offers a solid work product that is always delivered in a timely manner and to a high standard of quality."

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Overview

ARIFA developed the legal structure for discounting receivables now used by infrastructure government contractors in Panama to finance their projects.

Milestones:
Panama's first City Metro (Line 1, 2 and 3); beach roadway project “Corredor de las Playas”; "Cinta Costera" (phase I, II and III); new south terminal of Tocumen International Airport.

Energy Projects
ARIFA has long provided legal services and advice to local, international and multilateral lenders, sponsors and project companies, in all major wind power, hydropower, and photovoltaic power renewable energy projects in the Republic of Panama.

The firm is a regular counsel in the international financing of energy projects in Panama and the region; in all three important energy sectors: transmission, distribution and generation.

Milestones:
LNG Costa Norte project, the single largest natural gas powered generation facility complex ever built in Panama; phase I and II of the largest active wind generation project in Panama and Central America sponsored by Goldwind and UEP; all major hydroelectric projects in Panama, including Fortuna, AES, Bahia Las Minas, Elektra, and Edemet-Edechi.

ARIFA has acted as legal counsel to the sole oil refinery that operated in Panama for nearly fifty years. The firm currently represents operators and users of pipelines and tank farms, users of oil free zone facilities, operators and users of port and marine terminals, gasoline distributors, industry suppliers and lenders.

Members

Arias F., Fernando

Canavaggio, Donald P.

Delvalle, Daniela

Kinschots, Cedric

Quijano, Ana Isabel

Yap Endara, Javier

Projects & Energy

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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Estif Aparicio
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