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Latin America Guide 2023

Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
1
Corporate/M&A
15 Years Ranked
3
Banking & Finance
12 Years Ranked
3
Projects & Energy
4 Years Ranked
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About

Provided by Diego Herrera Dutari

Latin America

Practice Areas

Commercial

Corporate Service & Foundation

Government Contract & Public Procurement

Real Estate

Career

Diego Herrera has been with Galindo, Arias & López since 1986 and has been recognized for his advice to both national and international businesses in the financial and industrial sectors, as well as telecommunications.

He led practice groups in mergers and acquisitions of both banks and multinational companies and participated in the consulting and restructuring of important banking syndicates and stock offerings. He has also played an important role in various processes of financial restructuring.

He led the practice group that advises the Panama Canal Authority in all legal aspects of the Canal expansion project and was a collaborator in the drafting of legislation enacted to promote Commercial Call Centers.

He has supported Pro Bono, a number of NGOs such as the Central American Leadership Initiative Foundation (CALI), Teach for Panama Foundation, the National Association for Nature Conservation (ANCON), Bio Museum and the Glasswing (Crisálida) International Foundation).

Professional Memberships

IBA

EO

Board of Directors of the Panama Golf Club (as legal counsel)

Aspen Global Leadership Network of The Aspen Institute

Development Committee - Bio Museum

Personal

LL.B., Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua (1991); LL.M.,Tulane University 1993); MBA, INCAE Business School (1995).

Languages Spoken

Spanish

English

Chambers Review

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Latin America

Corporate/M&A - Panama
1
Band 1

Leading light Diego Herrera Dutari continues to be held in the highest esteem by interviewees, with one enthusing: "Diego Herrera Dutari has great insight into every aspect of a deal and manages his team very efficiently." Another impressed observer adds: "He is the benchmark in Galindo, Arias & López's corporate team, as well as across the overall Panamanian market."


Banking & Finance - Panama
3
Band 3

Active partner Diego Herrera Dutari continues to play a central role assisting clients with project finance mandates and structured syndicated loans. He comes highly recommended by a client, who enthuses: "Diego Herrera Dutari has a strong track record in Panama's banking and finance arena, as well as an amazing client service and outstanding knowledge of the Panamanian business sphere."


Projects & Energy - Panama
3
Band 3

Established partner Diego Herrera Dutari is often found representing domestic and international clientele in the development and operation of notable energy and social infrastructure projects. He also counsels clients on project finance, as well as advising them on contentious construction claims. A market commentator reports: "Diego Herrera Dutari is a very good lawyer who handles high-profile infrastructure projects."

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