Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise on the full range of corporate, commercial, and mergers and acquisitions matters.

Our professional lawyers will set us apart from other firms and allow us to offer our clients unparalleled depth and breadth of global service.

Our practice includes negotiation and drafting of contracts and other commercial documents of all kinds, including those concerning the manufacture, product licensing and distribution, export-import, real property, loans, financings, advises to be carried out in Panama or elsewhere, and advises on anti-trust and unfair competition legislation.

We represent clients with all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and strategic transactions, leveraged buyouts; “going private” transactions; cross-border transactions; and equity investments in public and private companies, from structure and strategy to negotiation and documentation.

Our firm has represented institutional and corporate clients in transactions of all sizes, many of them involving complex tax, securities, intellectual property, corporate governance and labor issues that are handled by a cross-disciplinary team of our attorneys.

When approaching transactions, we are also able to draw on our widely known government regulatory experience and other resources to evaluate and address critical deal issues.

FABREGA MOLINO, handles all administrative transactions, dealing with the presentation of applications before all administrative bodies, like the obtainment of commercial and industrial licenses, sanitary registry, casino operation permits, among many others in all Panamanian public offices.

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Relevant transactions:

  • 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 Grupo Cementos Progreso (Guatemala) in the acquisition of certain assets and cement plants from CEMEX Panama.
  • Counsel of LarrainVial (Chile) and AMM Capital’s (Chile) acquisition of a Brokerage House in Panama. Our assistance included a full due diligence report, all the legal documentation and administrative processes with the Superintendence of the Securities Market.
  • 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 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 sellers of a major distributor of massive consumption products in Panama. 
  • Counsel of Hielo Ameglio, S.A., in the acquisition of a local commercial ice production company with fuel dispatch permits in local ports. We developed a complete due diligence report covering corporate, regulatory, litigation, intellectual property, real estate, contractual and insurance areas of the company. Based on our findings, we successfully drafted, negotiated and executed the share purchase agreement. 
  • Counsel of Purchasers in the acquisition of an operating international Coffeehouse franchise business in Panama. We assisted with relevant transaction documents and third-party approvals of franchise holders.
  • Counsel of Metrobank, S.A., a local commercial bank, for the acquisition of a group of financial institutions. We carried out the corresponding legal due diligence, negotiated the terms and conditions of transaction documents, and obtained government authorizations before the Superintendence of Banks.
  • Counsel of Grupo Aros, S.A. in the acquisition of the loan portfolio of a local financial institution. Our assistance included the revision of all loans and the execution of transaction documents. 
  • Past experiences include advising on transactions of power generation companies, dairy produce companies,  international brewing companies, franchise retail stores, commercial banks, and other financial institutions. 
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José Agustin Preciado

Senior Partner

Juan Pablo Fábrega Polleri

Senior Partner