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 over 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
• Banking and Finance
• Commercial Transactions and Contracts
• Corporate Services
• Doing Business and Multinationals in Panama
• Environmental Matters
• Estates, Trusts and Foundations
• Family Law
• Government Contracts, Concessions and Privatizations
• Government Permits and Administrative Matters
• 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
ARIFA has a strong offshore practice, for which it has developed its own network of affiliated offices in Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, London and Uruguay. Under its brand name, ARIFA Corporate Services, the firm offers clients a wide range of standardized legal structures and services, 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.
ARIFA and many of its lawyers have frequently been top-ranked by leading international legal publications. Five-time winners of the Chambers Latin America Awards (Panama), twelve-time winners of the WWL Awards (Panama), and seven-time winners of the IFLR Awards(Panama and Central America).