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Latin America Guide 2023

Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
2
Capital Markets
8 Years Ranked
3
Banking & Finance
15 Years Ranked
4
Projects & Energy
4 Years Ranked
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About

Provided by Cristina Lewis

Latin America

Practice Areas

Aviation

Banking & Finance

Corporate & Commercial

Project & Assets Finance

Regulatory

Career

Cristina Lewis has excelled advising market participants in aircraft and engine acquisition, finance and leasing, corporate, commercial and operational matters, and regulatory compliance. Cristina stands out for her effective counsel in M&A processes, public offerings, and securities regulation, and has been recognized as a prominent lawyer in the field of energy for her role in the development and finance of renewables projects.

Professional Memberships

• International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA)

• International Bar Association (IBA)

• Women in the Profession (WIP) - Panama Representative of the International Steering

Committee of the Vance Center

• Fundación WIP Panama – President

• Asociación de Directoras de Panamá (ADP)

• Phi Beta Kappa

• Pi Sigma Alpha

• Tulane Alumni Association Panama – Director and Secretary

• Grupo San Fernando, S.A. and subsidiaries – Director and President of the Processes

and Risk Management Committee

Personal

Tulane University (Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1997); Gettysburg College (B.A., Political Science and Latin American Studies, Magna Cum Laude 1994).

Languages Spoken

Spanish

English

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

Latin America

Capital Markets - Panama
2
Band 2

Notable partner Cristina Lewis is frequently sought out to advise clients on debt and equity offerings in both the local and international markets. She wins notable praise from market observers, with one noting: "She is a very technical capital markets professional." Another impressed respondent adds: "Cristina Lewis is an expert in aviation financing and is one of the few lawyers in Panama handling these matters."


Banking & Finance - Panama
3
Band 3

Respected partner Cristina Lewis continues to elicit significant recognition from the market, with one client enthusing: "She is our go-to banking and finance lawyer in Panama. She is a tremendous asset for our business." Another interviewee adds: "Cristina Lewis has extensive knowledge of international bonds and related regulatory mandates."


Projects & Energy - Panama
4
Band 4

Active partner Cristina Lewis continues to be well placed to assist local and international clients with their project finance mandates. She is also adept at advising on the construction and operation of major infrastructure and power generation projects.

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