Our Banking and Finance team possesses broad expertise and has participated in numerous financing transactions acting on behalf of both creditors and debtors. Our practice focuses mainly on drafting loan (debt issuance) and security documentation associated with complex financing transactions, setting up leasing and factoring facilities and managing all legal aspects related to banking acquisitions and mergers (including tender offers for publicly traded banks).
Our experience not only includes transactions involving private entities, but also public one, as well as having participated in some of the largest public infrastructure finance transactions, such as representing multilateral institutions in connection with the financing of the expansion of the Panama Canal.
As for banking operations, we have assisted many banks and financial institutions in the process of obtaining licenses (banking and fiduciary) as well as ongoing regulatory assistance related to their operations in the country.
Representative clients: BAC Panama, Banistmo, BBVA, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Citibank Panama, Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), Corporacion Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI), Credit Suisse, Global Bank Corporation, HSBC Bank USA, Wells Fargo Bank, among others.