Galindo Arias & López


Scotia Plaza, 11th floor
Federico Boyd Ave and 51st Street

+507 303 0303

+507 303 0434

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Cristina Lewis
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Managing Partner: Roberto De Araujo
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Managing Partner: Edgar Herrera
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Quick facts:

Lawyers: 44
Network memberships: LAW, TAGLAW
Languages: English, Spanish

Galindo, Arias & López, one of the most renowned full-service law firms in Panama, prides itself on a 50-year tradition of excellence and building long-term relationships with its clients. Committed to providing legal services of the highest quality and ethical standards, the firm maintains a high-profile, international client base with business interests in Panama and abroad. GALA stands out among its competitors, thanks to its expertise in complex regulatory issues, local and cross-border transactions and a stellar dispute resolution track record, servicing clients throughout Panama’s key business sectors: aviation, energy, telecommunications, banking, finance, infrastructure, real estate, transportation and logistics, tourism, and commerce.

Additionally, through its subsidiary GALA Trust and Management Services, Inc., GALA provides effective and comprehensive solutions in the field of estate planning and asset protection. Gala Trust and Management Services, Inc. operates under the supervision of Panama’s Banking Regulatory Office.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate funds

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:
Salomón Behar

Ramón Ricardo Arias

Recent transactional highlights.

  • Advised the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)´s international legal team on issues of Panamanian law in the ACP´s recent arbitration victory over the contractor responsible for the Panama Canal Expansion Project.

  • 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