ALEJANDRO VÁSQUEZ V

Alejandro Vásquez is a member of the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups since 2016.

Mr. Vásquez represents public and private companies in transactions such as acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and collateral structuring, among others. Having counseled recent transactions in the industrial, distribution, franchise, financial and mining sectors.

In the Capital Markets practice, he assists startups, broker-dealer houses, issuers, and other players in successfully fulfilling securities regulations.

With a strong background in legal research and public policy, I also produce comprehensive regulatory guides in fields such as securities, finance, mining, and special economic zones.

Education

  • Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Panama (LL.B., 2015) (Magna Cum Laude).

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, U.S.A.  (LL.M., 2016).

  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A. (Business and Law Certificate, 2016).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Relevant Transactions

  • Counsel of Franco Nevada Corporation (Canada) in its precious metals stream financing agreement and guarantees contracts with First Quantum Minerals LTD and Korea Resources Corp. Franco Nevada has committed USD$1.36B for the construction of Minera Panama’s Cobre Project, currently one of the world’s largest copper mines in production.  We have advised Franco Nevada in all due diligence processes and transaction documents. 

     

  • Counsel of Grupo Cementos Progreso (Guatemala) in the acquisition of Cemento Interoceanico, S.A. (Panamá) an operating producer and distributor of cement and concrete.  Our assistance included a full due diligence report, negotiation and execution of all transaction contracts and legal documentation, we continue to advise Cementos Progreso Panamá.

     

  • Counsel of Empresas Tagaropulos, S.A. (Panama), a national distributor of massive consumption products in the sale of its assets to Felipe Motta, S.A. (Panama) and orderly winddown of operations. In addition to all relevant transaction agreements, we assisted on securities regulation matters with the Superintendence of the Securities Market and the Panama Stock Exchange.

     

  • Counsel of Seller in the sale of two operating U.S. fast food franchise businesses and one of Panama’s principal convenience store chains. We assisted with relevant transaction documents and third-party approvals from financial institutions and franchise holders.

     

  • Counsel of European Public Company in the partial acquisition of a health service provider in Central America. Our advice included setting up all relevant guarantees, negotiation and closing of Share Purchase Agreement.  We also helped to establish corporate governance structure and Shareholders Agreement.