Francisco Arias a Partner in the corporate law department and heads the Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Capital Markets and Intellectual Property practice groups of the firm.
As a corporate lawyer, Mr. Arias is regarded as a leading expert in the market and his practice focuses on advising the board and management on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financial restructurings and other significant corporate matters.
He also has wide local and international experience and has assisted corporate clients and credit institutions in several major transactions such as the Panama Canal Expansion project, the most important infrastructure project in Panamanian history.
Mr. Arias has represented clients in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses as well as joint ventures. During the last years, he has participated in transactions in several industries, including electricity generation, insurance, construction, real estate, hospitality, banking related services, shrimp farms, and non-alcoholic beverages, some with cross border components.
Mr. Arias has over 20 years of legal experience, first in New York as an associate at Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman (today Cooley Kronish); and then in Panama as an associate and then a partner of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega.