Galindo Arias & López


Scotia Plaza, 11th floor
Federico Boyd Ave and 51st Street
PO Box 0816-03356

+507 303 0303

+507 303 0434

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Diego Herrera
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Quick facts:

Lawyers: 45
Network memberships: LAW, TAGLAW
Languages: English, Spanish

Galindo, Arias & Lopez (GALA), one of the most renowned full-service law firms in Panama, prides itself on a 50-year tradition of excellence and innovation. Committed to provide legal services of the highest quality and ethical standards, the firm maintains an ever-growing, worldwide client base with business interests in Panama and throughout the Latin America region. GALA stands out among its competitors, thanks to its expertise in complex local and cross-border transactions and excels in Panama´s key business sectors: aviation, energy, telecommunications, banking, infrastructure, real estate, transportation and logistics, tourism, and commerce.


In addition to exceptional legal counselling, GALA provides effective advice in the field of estate planning, assets protection, wealth management and administrative services, through its affiliate GALA Trust and Management Services, Inc., an entity with over 30 years of experience. The Trust company creates added value to each individual client’s needs. GALA Trust operates under the supervision of Panama’s Banking Regulatory Office.

"One of the best firms in any jurisdiction that I have worked with."

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Meet the team.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Diego Herrera

Cristina Lewis

Banking, Insurance & Capital Markets:
Roberto De Araujo

International Trade and customs:
Cristina Thayer

Litigation and Dispute Resolution:
Diego de la Guardia

Project & Assets Finance:
Salomon Behar

Ramón Ricardo Arias

Recent transactional highlights.


  • Advised Liberty Global on all regulatory matters deriving from its USD7.4 billion acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications.

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Scotia Plaza, 11th Floor
Federico Boyd Ave and 51st Street
T: +507 303 0303
F: +507 303 0334