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Capital Markets Lawyers in Panama

Alcogal advises many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial institutions on a full-range of banking, securities and related regulatory matters in the Republic of Panama.

Our lawyers in Panama advise our clients in regards to their ongoing regulatory and disclosure obligations with all the relevant local and foreign authorities, and ensure they are up to date concerning all legislative developments. In addition, we regularly represent financial institutions and/or intermediaries in the process of obtaining government-issued licenses to operate in Panama, in accordance with banking and securities laws.

Our Services

Widely recognized as the leading capital markets lawyers in Panama, Alcogal has long and close working relationships with many prominent international banking institutions,

Our clients trust our experience and ability to deliver solutions-focused advice and deal execution, especially when the factual and legal issues are challenging and/or the financing structures are complex. They entrust us with the most sophisticated and challenging finance transactions.

We represent lenders and borrowers in loan financings, underwriters and issuers in debt, equity and dealer managers and solicitation agents in exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations, in high-grade and cross-over credits.

With a record of demonstrated excellence developed over decades of experience, Alcogal assists, as capital markets lawyers in Panama, our corporate clients in accessing capital markets and helps our investment banking clients compete in these markets by providing strategic counsel across industries and borders.

Representing both issuers and underwriters, the firm enjoys a premier standing in advising on offerings for common stock, high yield debt, convertible debt and investment grade debt.

• 144A/ RegS transactions
• IPOs and follow-on equity offerings.
• OPA.
• Commercial paper program.
• Medium term note programs.
• Mutual funds.
• Private equity funds.
• Securitizations.
• High yield debt and investment grade debt.
• Convertible and exchangeable debt.

Eloy Alfaro B.


Carlos Cordero


Patricia Cordero A.


Arturo Gerbaud


Rita de la Guardia


Rafael Marquínez


Mario Vlieg


Representative transactions

  • We advised Global Bank Corporation as arranger and administrative agent in connection with the structuring and registration of a US$100 million corporate bonds issuance by Grupo Bern.
  • We advised BAC International Bank in connection with a large scale securitisation with nine international investors.
  • We advised AES Panama, S.R.L., as Issuer, in connection with the public offering of USD$300 million due in 2022 and in connection with a Tender Offer for the purchase (as repayment) of the corporate bonds issued by AES Panama S.R.L. due in 2016. 
  • We advised AES Changuinola as issuer of a USD$420 million public offering of bonds.
  • We acted as Panama counsel to the Initial Purchasers (including Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., among others) in connection with the purchase and sale of US$420 million 10.00% Notes due in 2019 issued by Global Ship Lease, Inc.
  • We advised Banistmo S.A., as arranger and administrative agent, in connection with the structuring and registration of an up to US$200 million corporate bonds issuance by Bayport Enterprises, S.A., as well as their public offering.
  • We advised BAC International Bank Inc. in connection with the issuance of certain corporate bonds for US$100 million.
  • We advised Jeffries Finance LLC in connection with an issuance of senior secured notes by Shell Drilling International Holdings Ltd. for US$500 million.
  • We advised Desarrollo Inmobiliario del Este, S.A. in a public offering of bonds for up to US$80 million
  • We advised Ideal Living Corp. in a public offering of bonds for up to US$60 million.
  • We advised Elektra Noreste, S.A. in a placement of 144A/Reg S notes for US$100 million.
  • We advised Panama Canal Railway Company, S.A. in a placement of 144A/Reg S notes for US$100 million.
  • We advised Banco Continental de Panamá, S.A. in a placement of 144A/Reg S notes for US$225 million.
  • We acted as Panamanian counsel to Citibank N.A. in connection with a senior secured credit agreement and local guarantees to Aeroholding S.A. de C.V. for US$114 million.
  • We advised Grupo Financiero Ficohsa in connection with issuance of commercial paper for US$150 million.
  • We advised BAC International Bank, Inc. and Multi Securities Inc. in a corporate bonds issuance for US$700 million.
  • We advised the dealer managers in a senior notes offering by Avianca Holdings, S.A. for US$550 million.