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ALEJANDRO ARZE LOPEZ

Alejandro is an associate in our firm’s Public Affairs and Regulated Sectors department. His practice focuses on assisting companies and financial entities in participating, securing, and executing significant projects tendered by the Panamanian government.

He has represented prominent clients, providing advice and activating necessary administrative control mechanisms to award important public contracts in supply, various services, and infrastructure projects. His involvement in negotiation processes with different government agencies related to executing public projects is noteworthy.

Alejandro brings extensive experience in legal advice related to public contracts, primarily in the construction, energy, insurance, and healthcare sectors, specifically regarding the procurement of medications. Throughout his career, he has participated in negotiations for the award of significant concessions, always striving to balance the State’s needs and client’s particular interests.

Before joining our firm, Alejandro was a senior associate in the public procurement department of the legal firm LAC LEGAL. He is also an active member of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE) and the National Bar Association of Panama.

Education

  • Santa María la Antigua University, Panama (LL.B., 2017).
  • Interamerican University of Panama (LL.M. in Procedural Law, 2019).
  • Interamerican University of Panama (LL.M. in Commercial Law, 2020).
  • Latin University of Panama (Diploma in Public Procurement, 2020).
  • Metropolitan University of Science and Technology (Diploma in Compliance Bonds for Public and Private Projects, International Contracts, and Concessions, 2020).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Publications

  • “Modifications Regarding Bonds in the Amendment of Law 22 of 2006” (LAC LEGAL, 2020).
  • “The New Public-Private Partnership Regime in Panama: Driving Sustainable Development” (LAC LEGAL, 2023).
  • “Contracting with the Panamanian State: Benefits, Steps, and Necessary Documents” (LAC LEGAL, 2023).

Relevant Transactions

  • Legal assistance to Seguros Suramericana in obtaining the award of Special Risk Policies covering the entire fleet, structure, and directors of Transporte Masivo de Panamá (MiBus).
  • Legal assistance in obtaining the subrogation for the completion of the Victoriano Lorenzo Educational Center construction in the province of Chiriquí.
  • Legal assistance in the disbursement evacuation procedure of the Compliance Bond amount to complete the road construction between Chumico and Alto-Tolica in the Guna Yala region.