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Banking & Finance
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Provided by Roberto De Araujo López

Latin America

Languages Spoken

Spanish

English

Portuguese

Practice Areas

Banking, Insurance, and Capital Markets (Head), and Regulatory.

Career

Roberto De Araujo began his private practice in GALA in 2007, focusing on Commercial, Corporate and Banking Law.

Before he joined the firm, Mr. De Araujo worked as the Panamanian Superintendent of Banks, in which he performed functions such as Legal Advisor, Judicial Director and Interim Superintendent of Banks.

He also worked as the Level Advisor in office of the Colombian Banking Superintendent and in the Colombian Superintendent of Companies.

Professional Memberships

STEP

IBA

Publications

"Ejercicio del Negocio de Banca sin autorización de la Superintendencia de Bancos". Revista Centro Financiero, Año 2000.

"Las obligaciones de los Bancos para prevenir el Lavado de Dinero en Panamá", Tesis de Grado, Panamá, 1995

"La Titularización de Activos en Colombia", Tesis de Grado, Bogotá, Colombia, 1996.

Personal

Program of Design and Strategic Formulation for the Implementation of Anticorruption Public Policy – Georgetown University, 2006.

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Cum Laude – ULACIT, Panama, 2001.

Graduate Degree in Strategic Administration – Latin American University of Science and Technology, Panama, 2001.

Diploma in Financial Management – Pontificia Javeriana University, Colombia, 1998.

Specialization in Commercial Law – Pontificia Javeriana University, Colombia, 1997.

Bachelor of Laws and Political Science – USMA, Panama, 1995.

Chambers Review

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Latin America

Banking & Finance - Panama
3
Band 3

Key partner Roberto De Araujo López offers extensive experience advising banking entities acting as borrowers on bilateral and syndicated loans. A market commentator states: "He has ample knowledge of the banking arena, as well as an excellent client service," adding: "He always looks for and provides the best solutions for his clients."

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