Mr. Arias is a Partner in the corporate law department and co-heads the Securities and Capital Markets practice. Mr. Arias focuses primarily on complex securities transactions some involving cross-border components and usually involving dollar amounts in the millions. He has worked on a broad range of public and private transactions for investment banks, financial institutions and companies in a number of industries, including energy, banking, real estate, education, private funds, gaming, automotive, aviation, among others.
Mr. Arias also regularly counsels on transactions related to banking, M&A and project finance. He has represented local and foreign lenders as well as local and foreign developer/borrowers in secured and unsecured financings and project financings.
He also specializes on setting up investment companies, including Real Estate Investment Funds (REITs); and is recognized for his participation in the first ever public offering of revolving Green Bonds issued in the Republic of Panama.
Representative clients include Banco La Hipotecaria, MMG Bank Corporation, Banistmo, Multibank, Hidroeléctrica Bajos del Totuma, Empresa Nacional de Energía (EMNADESA), Corporación Finanzas del País, S.A. (Panacredit), Electron Investment, Wells Fargo, Cirsa Gaming Corporation, Deutsche Bank AG, Avianca Holdings, Grupo Mercantil, Banisi, Inmobiliaria Nidaco, among others.