Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
Member firm for Panama

Firm Overview

Established in 1914, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega (“ARIFA”) has been at the forefront of the legal profession, advising leading international financial institutions and multinational corporations, as well as some of the largest companies in Panama for 100 years.

ARIFA is a full-service law firm covering 30 practice areas, organized into 14 practice groups and attended by 48 lawyers.

Areas of Practice

• Antitrust, Trade and Competition
• Aviation
• Banking and Finance
• Commercial Transactions and Contracts
• Corporate Services
• Corporations
• Doing Business and Multinationals in Panama
• Environmental Matters
• Estates, Trusts and Foundations
• Family Law
• Government Contracts, Concessions and Privatizations
• Government Permits and Administrative Matters
• Immigration
• Intellectual Property
• International Business Transactions
• Labor and Employment
• Litigation and Arbitration
• Media and Communications
• Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
• Mining, Oil and Gas
• Public Utilities
• Real Estate and Property
• Securities Regulation
• Shipping and Ports
• Taxation

ARIFA has a strong offshore practice, for which it has developed its own network of affiliated offices in Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Geneva, Hong Kong, London and Luxembourg. Under its brand name, ARIFA
Corporate Services, the firm offers clients a complete list of offshore solutions, including company formation and management services, as well as trust and foundation services. For selected clients, its Swiss ARIFA affiliate offers more sophisticated estate and family financial planning services, as well as trustee services.

ARIFA has a distinguished reputation for consistently providing the highest quality legal advice and is recognized for its unparalleled expertise in structuring complex, innovative and sophisticated mergers and acquisitions, and capital market and financial transactions in Panama and Latin America. More than 75 percent of ARIFA’s lawyers have been educated in leading law schools in the United States and Europe or trained in law firms in New York and other financial centers. The unique background of its legal teams enables the firm to act as a bridge between legal and business cultures and to provide effective legal services to clients, particularly in challenging cross-border transactions.

ARIFA and many of its lawyers have frequently been top-ranked by leading international legal publications. International Financial Law Review (IFLR) magazine has honored ARIFA as “Central American Law Firm of the Year” (2009 - 2011) and “Panama Law Firm of the Year” (2012-2013). Who’s Who Legal has also awarded ARIFA “Panama Law Firm of the Year” honors (2007 - 2014, inclusive). The venerable Chambers & Partners has selected ARIFA “Panama Law Firm of the Year” in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014 and awarded the firm the “Client Service Award” in 2011.

Other Offices

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega (Belize) Limited
60 Market Square
Belize City,
Tel. 501.227.2567
Fax 501.227.7018

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega Trust Co. BVI Limited
Level 1, Palm Grove House
Wickham's Cay 1
Road Town,
British Virgin Islands
Tel. 1.284.494.4977
Fax 1.284.494.4980

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
3rd Floor, 122-124 Regent Street
London, W1B 5SA
Tel. 44.20.7287.3277
Fax 44.20.7287.3177

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega Company Services HK Limited
Company Services HK Limited, St. George's Building
Room 1805-6, 18th Floor, No.2 Ice House Street
Hong Kong
Tel. 852.2525.3903
Fax 852.2845.0048

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
4, rue Tony Neuman
Luxembourg, L-2241
Tel. 352.46.20.77
Fax 352.46.20.79

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
9 Rue Verdaine
Geneva, 1211-3
Tel. 41.78.9202062