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Ricardo M Arango joined Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in 1987
and became a partner in 1995. He is now head of the firm’s
capital markets and banking practice group.
Mr Arango’s practice focuses on securities regulations,
banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures,
corporations and taxation. He regularly advises clients in the
areas of capital markets and banking in connection with
medium-term note programmes, commercial paper
programmes, syndicated term and revolving loan agreements,
144-A Reg-S notes, securitisations and initial public offerings.
Mr Arango has been involved in many landmark financings in
Panama, including the Republic’s Brady Bonds offering. He was
instrumental in creating many of the financial structures now
common in Panama, such as the first securitisations of revenue
from credit card receivables, toll-road payments, SWIFTs and
residential mortgages. Mr Arango’s capital markets highlights
include leading the initial public offerings of Bladex, Copa and
Panamerican Beverages on the New York Stock Exchange.
On the corporate side, Mr Arango has participated in
Panama’s largest M&A transactions, acting as lead counsel on
Telefónica’s acquisition of BellSouth; the public tender offer by
Bancolombia of Banagrícola; and the merger between Banco
General and Banco Continental, which created the largest bank
in Panama. Mr Arango led the presidential commission that
drafted Panama’s current securities law. He also drafted the
rules of operation of LatinClear, Panama’s clearing and
settlement agency. Mr Arango has a master of law degree from
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School and a bachelor of law
degree from the University of Panama. He is consistently
recognised as a leading lawyer by several legal publications,
such as
Chambers and Partners
,
IFLR1000
,
PLC Which
Lawyer?
,
Latin Lawyer 250
and
Who’s Who Legal
.
Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega
Plaza 2000, 16th Floor
50th Street
Panama
PO Box 0816-01098
Panama
T
+507 205 7000
F
+507 205 5001
Arango, Ricardo M
Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega – Partner
rarango@arifa.com | www.arifa.com
Winner – Banking, Panama
What clients said
“Mr Arango is an excellent and practical legal
practitioner. He has spectacular judgement, a
great work ethic and works with a strong team.”
“Within the private industry and the public sector
Ricardo Arango is extremely well connected,
and as a result he knows how to most effectively
advise clients.”
“Ricardo is extremely thorough in his contracts
and observations, and his public communication
is always precise.”