Infrastructure Lawyers in Panama
Alcogal’s infrastructure lawyers in Panama represent industry leaders and world-renowned companies, including both owners and builders, in all types of construction and infrastructure-development projects.
Our lawyers in Panama advise international and domestic private clients in all aspects of this field, including: tendering and public procurement, joint venture and corporate structures, and contract law (including advise under FIDIC contract forms).
During project execution, our infrastructure lawyers in Panama support our clients in claims and dispute resolutions, as well as in the handling of labor relations (including labor contracts, immigration, union relations and collective bargaining agreements).
In this field we currently represent, among others, the executors of projects such as the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks Project of the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the construction of a third suspension bridge over the Panama Canal, the development of large hydroelectric projects as well as large-scale port operators across the country.
In depth knowledge
Our depth of involvement in the construction industry, and the knowledge we gain from it, enables us to provide our clients with a unique perspective and level of service — one which may lead clients to make decisions that result in projects that benefit from less litigation, less interaction with regulators, fewer disputes, and better financial results. We possess in-depth knowledge of the regulatory and legal issues that affect the industry. Our immersion in the construction industry often results in us being among the first to know of developments that may impact our client’s businesses.
Alcogal provides clients in the infrastructure and transport sector with both industry insight and imaginative legal advice that will help meet these challenges.
Our approach combines disciplines and provides legal solutions for all advice needed on any infrastructure investment or activity across a variety of sub-sectors. Specifically, we work on major infrastructure project financings, mergers and acquisitions (both public and private) relating to securitizations, asset financings, re-financings, regulatory matters, arbitration and litigation and construction projects.
- We advised PSA PANAMA INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, S.A. with the preparation, negotiation, and conclusion of a new contract-law between the company and the Republic of Panama, in which PSA PANAMA INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, S.A. commits to develop, construct, operate, and administer a bulk cargo and ro-ro containers terminal through and investment of USD$350 million.
- We acted as lead counsel to VINCI in connection with the public bid process undertaken by the Panama Canal Authority for the construction of a suspension bridge over the Panama Canal (Atlantic side).
- We advised Grupo Unidos por el Canal (“GUPC”), the consortium (which includes several of the world’s largest construction and dredging companies) responsible for the construction of the Panama Canal Expansion Project (i.e., the Third Set of Locks).
- We advised IDEAL PANAMA S.A., a subsidiary of Carlos Slim’s infrastructure development company, in the development and operation of two hydroelectric power plants in Panama.