Francisco Arias

Morgan & Morgan - Panama



+507 265-7777

Highly regarded


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Practice areas:

Capital markets
Project development
Project finance

Mr. Arias regularly advises clients in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses as well as joint ventures. He also has extensive experience in capital markets transactions including but not limited to capital raising through public and private offerings, capital markets regulatory work and listings on the Panama Stock Exchange. 

  • Advised Avianca Holdings, S.A. in connection to a over US$ 2 billion debtor-in-possession financing structure pursuant to its reorganization plan under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
  • Advised in a US$40 million bond issuance by Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex).
  • Advised Alpha Credit in an equity financing round lead by SoftBank Latin American Fund.
  • Advised the shareholders of Unity Group in a corporate restructuring and subsequent sale of its business to Willis Europe B.V.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Real estate

  • Republic of Panama

  • B.A. in Economics from Ohio Weleyan University (1986).
  • J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1989).