ARIFA is one of the leading maritime law firms in Panama, regularly assisting ship owners, ship operators, banks and port operators around the world. Regarded for decades as the premier firm for ship financing in Panama, our expertise extends not only to the financing of vessels, but also platforms registered in Panama.
ARIFA also acts as registered agent in Panama for hundreds of vessels registered under the Panamanian flag. Through its own network of offices in London, Hong Kong and Panama, and a highly specialized staff and automated systems, the firm facilitates the registration and mortgaging of vessels for clients around the world.
ARIFA has an important maritime litigation practice. Maritime claims and disputes in local and international admiralty courts are handled by an interdisciplinary group of expert lawyers from our shipping and litigation practice areas.
Throughout the years, the firm has been actively involved in ongoing projects to modernize maritime laws. Partners of the firm have been instrumental in the drafting of major pieces of legislation on ship registration and maritime court procedures.
Loaiza III, Jorge (Head of Department)
Carnival Cruise Lines
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
DvB Bank AG
ID Shipping AS
Schahin Engenharia S.A.
Scorpion Offshore Ltd.
Seajacks UK Limited