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Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Noteworthy banking department well placed to advise on financial transactions and related regulatory considerations. Experienced acting as counsel to public entities, as well as investment banks and corporate clients. Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán also boasts solid expertise acting on project finance mandates related to the infrastructure arena.

Strengths

An interviewee highlights Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán for its "vast experience in the public sector," adding: "They provide robust proposals and avoid wasting time on aspects that are not feasible for either party."

Work highlights

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán assisted Metro de Panamá with the refinancing and deferral of payment date of no-objection certificates for the total sum of USD210 million.

Notable practitioners

Gabriel González-Ruiz "has vast experience working in the public and private sectors and has a strong focus on the banking and finance areas," an interviewee applauds. Another observer highlights his "extensive expertise providing legal advice on a number of high-complexity transactions with the state."

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Overview

In its 100 years of existence, ICAZA, GONZALEZ-RUIZ & ALEMAN has accumulated invaluable experience that directly benefits its international and local clients. We have a team of lawyers with a renowned prestige within the banking field, who are able to attend our clients in all aspects of this complex business.

Among our clients, we have local and international commercial and investment banks, multilateral organizations, government agencies, investment houses, accountant firms, insurance companies, fund managers, corporations, and trusts.

Our lawyers provide legal assistance in the following:

·       Advice and procedure to obtain any type of banking license.

·       Advice regarding the structuring and constitution of the type of legal entity required to operate in the banking business.

·       Consultancy in all legal regulations and compliance matters.

·       Consultancy in all types of banking, stock exchange, trusts, leasing, factoring contracts, and other contracts.

·       Advice in the structuring and issuance of securities.

From 1970, the banking activity has been developing in Panama, as one of the fundamental pillars of its service economy. This has been possible due to various factors, including 100 years of a dollarized economy, the free flow of capitals, great connectivity in terms of communications and accessibility, compliance with the highest international regulatory standards, and the economic and political stability that has been strengthened in the last 25 years.



Members

Chalhoub M., Luis

Díaz Strunz, Domingo

Fonseca Z., Alfredo

González-Ruiz, Gabriel

O. de de la Guardia, Michelle

Banking & Finance

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán

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Location

Aquilino de la Guardia Street No. 8

IGRA Building, 5th floor

P.O. Box 0823-02435

Panama

Panama

Panama

0823-02435

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Panama

Banking & Finance


Gabriel González-Ruiz
Band 3